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Ballard's Beach

42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Review Highlights
Great Bands, beach, dancing and drinks

Ballard's is awesome!!! Best to stay the whole day- breakfast on the beach, catch some rays and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sasha M
via mobile

Crowded but cool beach. The water is cold, but also refreshing. The band (Sunday afternoon) was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
West Islip, New York
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Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently renovated and provides a distinct modern sophisticated design. Our rooms provide all modern amenities including air conditioning. Our dining area offers breathtaking ocean views. Our beach offers daily chair and umbrella rentals where you can lounge while servers bring drinks and food to you. Please visit our website for pictures, menus and rate information. Only Ballard's has it all.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“live music” (35 reviews)
“pineapple” (9 reviews)
“rent chairs” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ballard's is awesome!!! Best to stay the whole day- breakfast on the beach, catch some rays and waves then lunch and drinks watching the band play. Finish with drinks and dancing!!

Thank Sasha M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Crowded but cool beach. The water is cold, but also refreshing. The band (Sunday afternoon) was terrific! The drinks flowed easily:-). I was surprised that they didn't have table service, you have to go to the bar. Not a big deal, but would have been...More

Thank Houdoni
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice clean beach right off the ferry. This area gets crowded very easily. They have chairs and cabanas for rent. They have staff who come around and take you order. You can bring food but no drinks inside. You have to buy their watered downed...More

Thank CTnee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ballards Beach is attached to Ballards Inn, a mainstay of Old Harbor on Block Island. It's the closest beach to the ferry, so is very popular. But it's really not the best for small children as it faces the ocean and can be very rough,...More

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to eat or drink, drink at the Tiki Bars on the beach live music fun place to people watch, they rent chairs umbrellas and toys,Great fun.

Thank Paul Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a lovely beach and calm waters it is a nice place to visit. The restaurants, bars and service to your beach chaise makes it super Fun! It had a resort feel and the party happy time to go with it. It is crowded with...More

1  Thank CaliTraveler23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ballards is always a good time . Prices are expected pricey because of block island , but still not too bad . Drinks are good and food is good . Service to beach is also convenient.

1  Thank jd2282132
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is amazing. Have breakfast, lunch, or dinner by the ocean. Have a drink. Soak up the sun. Enjoy the live music. It is paradise.

1  Thank TaniaLyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a beautiful beach, but prepare to spend lots of $$. Rental for chairs and umbrella is convenient but not cheap. Most people don't feel like lugging all of their beach gear on the ferry so it's definitely worth it. Drinks are also expensive, especially...More

1  Thank keirao
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DUring our stay on BLock Island, we spent an unforgettable day at Ballard's Beach. We rented beach chairs and umbrellas and enjoyed service at our chairs, munching on the seafood that makes Ballard's famous. We could hear the live music from the beach, making our...More

Thank PamNewYork1
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18 July 2017|
Response from TaniaLyn | Reviewed this property |
We normally rent the lounge chairs and are happy with them. They go for $17 each. For a VIP cabana you are looking at a couple of hundred dollars for the day. May be worth it if you are planning to stay all day and need to... More
22 August 2016|
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Response from LisaK1967 | Reviewed this property |
Many of Block Island's businesses are from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
25 July 2016|
Response from Ballards-Manisses | Property representative |
Yes of course you can. But we do rent chaise lounges, sand chairs and umbrellas.