Frequently Asked Questions

Get all the answers to your questions while you’re planning your trip to Ballard’s Beach.

Yes! Ballard’s is open to the public with no cover charge. (4th of July excluded)

Ballard’s is just steps away from the Block Island ferry! It’s a quick and walkable distance.

Outside food and beverages are not allowed at Ballard’s.

Any snacks or non-alcoholic beverages must be sealed (not already open) containers.

We are happy to provide free water bottling filling stations and bottled water for purchase. Ballard’s also has a full brunch and dinner menu available daily. 

We do not allow coolers. If you need medicine storage, we can always store it for you.

For safety precautions, each guest must go through a security check-point before entering Ballards. This includes a bag-check and an ID verification process. Anyone with a fake ID will be removed from our property and law enforcement will be alerted.  

Yes! You can bring outside lounge chairs and umbrellas to Ballard’s Beach. Tents are not allowed. 

Ballard’s opens at 7:30am. Ballard’s can get busy during ferry arrival times. 

Ballard’s is pet-friendly and allows well-behaved dogs! 

Ballard’s closes at 10:00PM during the week and 11:00PM on the weekends during peak season.

Private fire pits start when Ballard’s opens.

We have three music stages! An indoor stage, a patio stage, and a beach stage. 

A Block Island Tradition

Ballard’s Beach Resort has been the place to be on Block Island for over 65 years. Whether it’s the most beautiful moment in someone’s life, a traditional Block Island seafood dinner, or a fun-filled day at the beach, Ballard’s Beach Resort has the Block Island Tradition to make your trip to one of the most historic places in the country a lasting memory.

We look forward to seeing you beach-side soon!


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