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Crescent Beach / Fred Benson Town Beach

7 Corn Neck Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
+1 401-466-7717
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A Perfect Family Beach!

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy N
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Hudson, New Hampshire
Busy Benson Beach!

Especially when you visit the day before July 4th! The day was spectacular, the beach was packed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DaveEB310
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Rhode Island
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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
LOCATION
7 Corn Neck Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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+1 401-466-7717
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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

3  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
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.

Thank J H
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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.
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debzom
25 July 2015|
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Response from NYC2VT | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about rentals, but I think they are reasonable. About 10 minute walk from ferry. Doable.
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