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Long walks?

Great easy to find beach with the most parking, and easiest parking of any of the beaches. Long... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Ithaca, New York
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Nice to have bathrooms nearby

This is such a nice beach! The bathrooms/bath house is the nicest I have seen in New England and... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Eileen H
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Crescent beach on Block Island
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
7 Corn Neck Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Great easy to find beach with the most parking, and easiest parking of any of the beaches. Long beach, if you like taking a long walk on the beach, this is the one. Easy place yo watch the ferry come and go too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank originalbriandeyoung
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This is such a nice beach! The bathrooms/bath house is the nicest I have seen in New England and chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards etc can be rented on Summer days.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eileen H
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Talk about the nicest and cleanest beach I have ever been to. Aside from the Caribbean this is this nicest beach you can visit in all of New England, a must do!!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kate L
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Great, clean beach. Plenty of families and great for a swim. Parking was a bit of a problem. We got dropped off and picked up by other in our party to avoid bringing a car.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RoadTripsUnlimited
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Block island’s Fred Benson Beach is a public beach with wide white sand. They have facilities with bathrooms, showers, lockers and changing rooms. They have lifeguards and a concession stand for food, drinks and ice cream.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LollysLook
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I would highly recommend this public beach where there are full facilities including chair rentals, bathrooms and a concession stand.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cindyh98
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The public beach house along the very long Crescent Beach has the services you need for a day at the beach - restrooms, umbrella & chair rentals, beach snack bar, et al. The waves were very gentle the day we were there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RHR28
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We came here from the ferry because of the beach pavilion. There are restrooms, changing rooms and for $2, you can buy a 4 minute shower token. There is also a snack bar and you can rent chairs and umbrellas. The ocean water was cold,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We found the clean & lovely pavilion on Block Island's popular public beach just right for July visits. Snack bar features good grub at good prices. Mostly we went for the showers. Now the restrooms were fine-- beach sandy and with no paper towels (blow...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Elaine G
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Winter storms seem to have really beat the place up; Watching Blues on the Block concert outside the bathhouse during high tide which kept coming and coming and coming. Never have we ever had to move 4 times to not be sitting in deep water...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank LJK0308
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Mike C
5 August 2018|
Response from Elaine G | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure...see the town website for beaches. I think it is detailed. My uncle has a place in Pascoag.
13 July 2018|
Response from Pistol44pete |
I know last year they only had regular beach chairs and umbrellas to rent. I don't remember seeing chaise lounge chairs
Prisilla F
6 August 2017|
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Response from Maria B | Reviewed this property |
No you can't