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The most popular beach on Block Island has fine white sand, gentle surf, all beach services, and is walking and biking distance from Old Harbor.


The long beach along the eastern shore of Block Island north of Old Harbor is the island's most accessible and popular place for sand, sea, sun and fun.

Fred Benson Town Beach (tel 401-466-7717), on Corn Neck Road, is a wide, level beach of fine white sand with a gentle incline into the sea and enough low surf to keep it interesting. The water temperature is moderate.

All the services are here: parking, toilets, showers, snacks, lifeguards, rentals of beach umbrellas, cabanas, beach chairs and boogie boards.

Rental services at Fred Benson Town Beach, Block Island RI

Fred Benson Town Beach is where many teenagers and families hang out.

Walk or drive north a short distance to Scotch Beach and Mansion Beach and the crowd changes to families and older couples. There are no services on these more northerly sections of the beach, but parking is allowed along the road parallel to the beach.

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Benson Beach has all the services.



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