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Block Island Sights

Crescent Beach

  • Corn Neck Rd. Map It
  • New Shoreham
  • Beach–Sight
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/23/2013

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This 3-mile-long beach runs north from Old Harbor, and its white sands become wider and crowds thinner the further away from town you go. It is divided into three smaller beaches, each with its own access point from Corn Neck Road. Farthest north is Mansion Beach: look for the sign, then follow the dirt road to the right. From the parking area, it's a short hike to reach what is easily one of New England's most beautiful beaches. In the morning, you may spot deer on the dunes, while surfers dot Jerry's Point to the north. Closer to Old Harbor, Scotch Beach, with its small parking lot directly off Corn Neck Road, is a mecca for young adults. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (no fee); showers; toilets. Best for: sunrise; sunset; walking.

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Corn Neck Rd., New Shoreham, Rhode Island, 02807, United States

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Updated 12/23/2013


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