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Crescent Beach / Fred Benson Town Beach

7 Corn Neck Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-7717
Review Highlights
Free concert

Yesterday the town offered jazz at the beach. It was 6-8. Everyone, children, elderly and everyone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Franconia, New Hampshire
via mobile
A Perfect Family Beach!

Almost all the comforts of home - umbrellas and chairs to rent - a fully stocked refreshment center... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Nancy N
Hudson, New Hampshire
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Crescent beach on Block Island
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“snack bar” (11 reviews)
“great beach” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
7 Corn Neck Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-7717
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday the town offered jazz at the beach. It was 6-8. Everyone, children, elderly and everyone in between enjoyed the free music, the silky sand, the cool evening, the dance stage, the friendly people and the awesome view of old harbor. I haven't been since...More

Thank giddyupgelsey
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Almost all the comforts of home - umbrellas and chairs to rent - a fully stocked refreshment center - restrooms...what more do you need? You can bring the kids here and know everything you need is right at your finger tips. Highly recommended. Parking along...More

1  Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Especially when you visit the day before July 4th! The day was spectacular, the beach was packed, the parking lots full, the sides of the road lined with cars, and mopeds, and walkers. Beautiful beach to take a walk or a dip. Soft sands, decent...More

Thank DaveEB310
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Don't miss this beautiful crescent-shaped stretch of sand on Block Island, perfect for walking, shell collecting, cliff gazing and taking a dip in the ocean. Stop at the public beach for restrooms, snacks and refreshments. The views are absolutely spectacular and the beach is wide...More

1  Thank PamNewYork1
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is a 4 mile walk on a wonderful beach. A must do, either early in the morning, and for some sun.

Thank amulvey1
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Soft sand, beautiful crystal clear water. Restrooms and snack bar, not crowded at all. Close to the ferry and restuaunts.

Thank Erin E
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This beach is directly behind The Blue Dory and has a great stretch of sand for long walks but level enough for a good morning run as well. The surf wasn't too crazy while we were there but it is a little rocky. Super pretty...More

Thank tonidinnyc
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I've been on beaches all round the world, from Florida to Spain to Texas and California. Puerto Rico too. None offer anything better than this little beach on Block Island (except palm trees!) The water is turquoise and you can stand up to your waist...More

5  Thank Maria B
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...More

1  Thank anndon2016
Reviewed 12 October 2016

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

2  Thank Pat O
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Prisilla F
6 August 2017|
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Response from Maria B | Reviewed this property |
No you can't
Max F
8 September 2016|
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Response from etaurins | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't live there. Maybe the chamber of commerce might know.
25 July 2015|
Response from NYC2VT | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about rentals, but I think they are reasonable. About 10 minute walk from ferry. Doable.