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“Great place to send the day”
Review of Ballard's Beach

Ballard's Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently renovated and provides a distinct modern sophisticated design. Our rooms provide all modern amenities including air conditioning. Our dining area offers breathtaking ocean views. Our beach offers daily chair and umbrella rentals where you can lounge while servers bring drinks and food to you. Please visit our website for pictures, menus and rate information. Only Ballard's has it all.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We spent our day on Block Island enjoying Ballard speech. It was great to have a waitress bring us drinks as we enjoyed the son and of the surf. The people around us were all fun and we had a great day.

I would recommend this to anyone.

Thank RiceWP
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were here on a Monday Holiday VJ Day in Rhode Island August 14th. We arrived in the early afternoon and brought our own chairs although they did have rentals of umbrellas chairs and cabanas. Its a lively beach good for people watching. There was a live band and dancing. They have coin operated showers $2 - 5 minutes? one was broken so there was a 20 minute wait and there was NO hot water. There was a free shower on the dock near the ferry. The water had rolling waves not rip tide, clean and cool. We had drinks and did not eat at this restaurant.

Thank djfurlong
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

So this beach just does nothing but fill up all day long from tourists coming off the ferries. After about 12, it was awful. There was no place to walk, and we had to move because people joined us under our umbrella without an invitation. I love the waves on this beach--the water is wonderful.. but I just can't enjoy a day at the beach like this.

Thank JDumont821984
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

What a beautiful Beach! We love coming here year after year.
The food is awesome too. See you next year.

Thank Maria L
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Its better during the week then on the weekend. I was annoyed they refused to split credit cards for the cabana and I watched the bartenders way OVER SERVE very drunk twenty year old kids! One guy fell off his stool and the bartender still gave him a new drink!

Thank jobicknell
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