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Address: New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
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Area of Block Island which holds very large marina.

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well protected harbor

If you don't want to get a slip, you can drop a hook and relax, well protected and there's a boat that will come by with water and ice if needed. Not sure if there is a launch to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Will&Michelle
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you don't want to get a slip, you can drop a hook and relax, well protected and there's a boat that will come by with water and ice if needed. Not sure if there is a launch to get you to land.

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S. Walpole
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285 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of many environmental influences on the island. As you travel up to the North lighthouse it is visible from your car. Very picturesque!

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Stony Point, New York
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We drove to this end of the island from Block Island Ferry area. It was a great place to stop and go kayaking to break up the drive around the island. Very peaceful and picturesque.

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Thank Angie C
New York City, New York
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793 reviews
243 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places on earth! It's laid back and beautiful. The view is perfect day and night. The water is calm and clear. We never miss a chance to visit

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New London, Connecticut
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89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Boast launch on Payne Rd, make sure it is high tide as there are many shallow areas. Lots of shore birds. Pretty and tranquil.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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128 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We rented paddle boards here for $30/hr each. The staff were kind, efficient and helpful in getting us on and off the boards. The salt pond was a calm place to paddle; we went to both ends and were gone around an hour. It was a nice way to observe the seabirds.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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195 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The views here are just amazing. you could sit all day and enjoy. the boat activity is nonstop and there are a couple nice places to sit and enjoy a cocktail and sunset.

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Thank Arnie S
Weston, Connecticut
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is a quiet spot on Block Island where one can observe crabs, snails and we've even seen a huge horseshoe crab here in the process of gathering his dinner!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We love to spend time in the great salt pond. The water is so clear, and anchorage is great. The harbor is a great place for family fun, and boaters from around the world stop here.

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Colorado Springs
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747 reviews
377 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The Great Salt Pond is really like a huge estuary with both fresh and salt water creatures and flora coexisting. Since it's got an inlet from the ocean, is serves as a harbor for some types of sight-seeing boats, too. Lots of wildlife to see, especially bigger birds like herons. On some portions of the shoreline are commercial properties--bars and... More 

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