NEW SHOREHAM — For years, Ballard’s of Block Island has maintained it’s THE premier beach party destination. Now, Yankee Magazine concurs.

The magazine has recognized Ballard’s in its 2019 Best of New England Issue, awarding the resort its Editors’ Choice Award for Best Beach – Rhode Island.

“Even if your budget is more ferry boat than cruise ship, you can savor a Caribbean-style escape this summer. Yup, we’re talking pristine sand, turquoise water, tiki bars, and seafood that spent last night in the Atlantic,” Yankee Magazine wrote in its May/June 2019 issue. “Ballard’s is so close to Block Island’s ferry dock, it’ll be no time before you’re grasping a booze-filled pineapple and grooving to live music, playing volleyball with new friends, or ordering local oysters and lobster rolls for delivery to your blanket. Be sure to bring a few extra bucks to rent cushy lounge chairs and an umbrella.”

Just minutes from the Block Island Ferry and open to the public, Ballard’s private beach has three tiki bars; food and beverage service right to your beach chair; beach chair & umbrella rentals; as well as a limited number VIP Cabanas.

“We are honored and grateful to have the editors of Yankee Magazine recognize and appreciate the beauty, incredible experience and ease of access Ballard’s Beach on Block Island offers,” said
Steven Filippi, owner of Ballard’s and President of the Block Island Tourism Council.

Ballard’s Beach – located at 42 Water Street, Block Island – is open for the season May 17 – September 29, 2019. Be sure to check out Ballard’s schedule of events and festivals.


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