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“too hectic and noisy for us”
Review of Ballard's Beach

Ballard's Beach
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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 young children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Close to the ferry landing but the crowds, live music and TVs made for too much activity for us. They were doing bag checks as you come on the property, not for weapons but to make sure no one was smuggling alcohol in. The menu look OK but we didn't stay to eat, we went searching for a more peaceful location.

Thank mom2mggm
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

To be fair, in my experience, there are both pros and cons to this beach. It's ideally located very near the pier & port so you can step off the ferry and walk here like we did and spend the day here if that's what you're looking to do. We had 5 little kids with us who ended up having a blast in the water at the beach here in spite of the fact that the waves were rough and the water very cold. I stepped into the water and couldn't believe how cold it was so I stepped back out and decided to rent a chair and just sit and relax instead. I will say it was convenient that you can rent a beach chair or reclining lounge chair here on the beach and they even bring it out for you wherever you wish to sit. Nice customer service! FYI: I live in Florida where our beaches have much warmer water. They had restrooms nearby if you needed it and even a restaurant on the beach if you are hungry. So in that sense it was convenient also for people just wanting to make an easy beach day out of their visit to Block Island. However, depending on your mood, this may or may not be the place for you. They had a live band playing loud music the day we went but the band was good so it didn't seem to bother anyone. This beach seems more like a party beach for people from the mainland. If you're looking for a quiet beach this is definitely NOT for you. If you're looking for seclusion this is NOT for you. But if you don't mind all the crowds of people, the loud music and the rough waves on this side of the island then you'll probably like this beach.

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Close to most Inns and hotels. Great beach, lots of food and all day live music. A great way to spend the day.

Thank leslieellen
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

An over crowded and over priced beach meat market. Where people have so much to drink that they don't notice how bad the bands are.
The fries were good!

Thank E K
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to watch the ferries come in and out, and to see the fishermen come in with their catches. It's nice to see the daily life!

Thank QuickWhitTravel
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