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Crescent Beach / Fred Benson Town Beach

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Address: 7 Corn Neck Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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+1 401-466-7717
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Crescent beach on Block Island

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Great beach

This beach is one of the many beaches on BI. Not as many people go there than State or Balers beach but there is still a lot of people that go there. It is right near town to so... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
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Saint James, New York
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Saint James, New York
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This beach is one of the many beaches on BI. Not as many people go there than State or Balers beach but there is still a lot of people that go there. It is right near town to so if your staying at a hotel or going to a restaurant or bar before or after the beach it is is... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Beautiful beach within walking distance from ferry. Lots of local business with great food close by.

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Thank Pat O
Stockton Springs, Maine
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great beach nice body surfing waves, warm sands. Especially Nina e during the shoulder season as the clouds are gone and the waters warm Pavillion was closed but that was not a big deal.

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Thank J H
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Rented some chairs and beach towels from our hotel and went and chilled on the beach with the kids. We could walk to the snack bar. Very fun!!

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Thank Donna H
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Beautiful beach, with smooth clean sand (no rocks). We arrived at 10 am and it was relatively empty, but by afternoon, it got very crowded. They have a restaurant on site, with decent beach fare (burgers, etc). They also have bathrooms, and changing areas. There are showers, with a charge of $2 for 4 minutes (buy tokens).

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Thank gzakak
New Hampshire
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84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We wanted to visit block island to give our kids the experience of riding a ferry and visiting an island. Packing light we landed at the pier and walked for about 5 minutes to beach access. We didn't walk all the way down to the location where there are bathrooms and showers but ducked in behind the Old Harbor Hotel.... More 

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Thank NHIrish
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Change the photo's because you have switched the Mansion beach and Crescent beach photos. Both are great beaches though but different.

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Thank Gary E
Danbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Used the changing rooms before going to Scotch Beach farther up the road. Refreshments and showers are available there, as well as various beach rentals.

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Thank tjw442
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This beach has more that other beaches on the island. Can be crowded on the weekends so that is a turnoff. But if not crowed our go to.

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Thank Dmax32
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This beach has crystal clear with sandy beach. No rocks or pebbles. Chair rental for the day is $10 umbrella $12

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