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Great Salt Pond

New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
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Sailors Paradise!

My family and I have been coming here, by boat, for more than 50 years. It's practically a second... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
SYTrustMe
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
well protected harbor

If you don't want to get a slip, you can drop a hook and relax, well protected and there's a boat... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
Will&Michelle
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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Area of Block Island which holds very large marina.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“east side” (2 reviews)
“high tide” (2 reviews)
“clams” (2 reviews)
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New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

My family and I have been coming here, by boat, for more than 50 years. It's practically a second home for meh kids, they've been here so much; in fact I proposed to my wife on a boat here. It's such a special place... We...More

Thank SYTrustMe
Reviewed 11 November 2016

If you don't want to get a slip, you can drop a hook and relax, well protected and there's a boat that will come by with water and ice if needed. Not sure if there is a launch to get you to land.

Thank Will&Michelle
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is one of many environmental influences on the island. As you travel up to the North lighthouse it is visible from your car. Very picturesque!

Thank mike t
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We drove to this end of the island from Block Island Ferry area. It was a great place to stop and go kayaking to break up the drive around the island. Very peaceful and picturesque.

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places on earth! It's laid back and beautiful. The view is perfect day and night. The water is calm and clear. We never miss a chance to visit

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Boast launch on Payne Rd, make sure it is high tide as there are many shallow areas. Lots of shore birds. Pretty and tranquil.

Thank shoreviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We rented paddle boards here for $30/hr each. The staff were kind, efficient and helpful in getting us on and off the boards. The salt pond was a calm place to paddle; we went to both ends and were gone around an hour. It was...More

Thank CLLJJR
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The views here are just amazing. you could sit all day and enjoy. the boat activity is nonstop and there are a couple nice places to sit and enjoy a cocktail and sunset.

Thank Arnie S
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is a quiet spot on Block Island where one can observe crabs, snails and we've even seen a huge horseshoe crab here in the process of gathering his dinner!

Thank Leesie424
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We love to spend time in the great salt pond. The water is so clear, and anchorage is great. The harbor is a great place for family fun, and boaters from around the world stop here.

Thank Dcsat
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