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The Beaches of Block Island

Block Island is famous for the 17 miles of public sandy beaches that surround this beautiful island. There are beaches on every side of the island, ranging from sand dunes to remote rocky beaches. Spend the day relaxing in your beach chair enjoying a gentle ocean breeze, build a sand castle with the kids, or boogie boarding in the ocean surf.

Crescent Beach is closest to town and features a 'Kid's Beach' area with sandy beaches and shallow water perfect for little people. Here they can search for sand dollars and crabs or just play in the sand. The Jane Marie Cottage close by is the perfect Block Island cottage to host your next family reunion or get-together at the beach.

Fred Benson Town Beach has both a bathhouse and a pavilion with a concession stand featuring a great selection of summer food as well as umbrellas, chairs and boogey boards for rent. Lifeguards are on duty at this beach as well as at Ballard's Beach on the south side of the island. Ballard's Beach is just behind Ballard's Restaurant, where wait staff serve drinks on the beach.

Cow Cove is near Settler’s Rock - it is a rocky beach with the best coastal views close to the North Light.  This is not a swimming beach due to the strong riptide.

Mansion Beach lies at the end of Mansion Road off Corn Neck Road and is one of the grandest beach.
Scotch Beach is a 1/4 mile north of Fred Benson State Beach on Corn Neck Road.

Fred Benson State Beach is located on Corn Neck Road and has a fully equipped bath house with lockers, showers, bathrooms, and food stand. This beach is staffed with lifeguards in the summer.
Baby Beach is located at the south end of Crescent Beach. This beach is great for children because the water is shallow and is abundant with starfish, shells and sand dollars.

Mogegan Bluffs beachfront is at the bottom of the set of 141 steps from the bluffs and is beautiful place to swim and surf.

Vaill Beach is a large beach at the bottom of a hollow at the bend on Snake Hole Road.  This is a rocky beach has rough surf.

Black Rock is the perfect place for an Oceanside hike. This beach gets its name from the large dark rock that rests offshore in about 15 feet of water.

Andy's Way is the island’s best clamming spot and is good place to take the kids. The water is shallow and calm.

Coast Guard Beach is at the end of Champlin Road at he entrance to the New Harbor, This beach is a great place to fish and watch the boats coming in and out of the harbor. This is not a swimming beach.

Charlestown Beach is a popular fishing spot because of the long jetty at the end. It is also a great spot to watch the boats go in and out of the New Harbor.

For the adventurous, there are many remote beaches accessible only by winding trails through rocky terrain. These remote beaches offer stunning ocean views of surf crashing against rocky shores. Find a remote beach and savor our gorgeous sunsets. Some of the less populated beaches are great fishing spots. Block Island beaches offer a perfect beach experience for all. When planning your next Block Island vacation, consider one of our beautiful properties!

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