Block Island is located off the coast of the U.S. state of Rhode Island, named after Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean about 14 miles (23 km) east of Montauk Point, Long Island, New York, and 13 miles (21 km) south from mainland Rhode Island, from which it is separated by Block Island Sound.
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5 based on 606 reviews
Two-hundred-foot cliffs with great views of the Atlantic.
About a half hour walk from town (maybe 40min.) Gorgeous views up top and a rocky beach below. Stairs and rocks not too difficult with sturdy shoes. So pretty. Less than two hours round trip. Nice way to work off our B&B’s champagne brunch!
4.5 based on 330 reviews
These two lighthouses stand watch over tiny Block Island, scene of 59 ship wrecks in the early 1800s.
We have visited Block Island for decades but had never toured the interior of the lighthouse. Our tour was given by a knowledgeable and friendly man, and we were interested to learn many things about the history of the lighthouse and get a close-up view of the light itself. The tour was a highlight of our weekend.
4.5 based on 202 reviews
Granite built lighthouse at Sandy Point, Block Island.
Visit the North Light day or evening and bring your camera. There is a parking lot at the end of Corn Neck Rd for about 10 cars and a lots of bikes. Its a bit of a walk (1/3 of a mile) over soft beach sand to get to the actual light house. There is a small, well maintained museum inside the first level of the lighthouse with a knowledgeable volunteer staff which is open Thurs-Mon in season. Cost is only 3 dollars and well worth it. Bring water and bug spray with you. It is hot and sometimes buggy in the dunes. The walk along the beach takes you to the North point, where Block Island Sound meets the Atlantic. This is a beautiful spot to catch the sunset.
4.5 based on 123 reviews
Secluded beach on Block Island.
This beach is not only beautiful, but not as crowded as other beaches nearby and offers an added interest in that there are remains of an old mansion there.
4.5 based on 127 reviews
This is a fun stop to see the wonderful farm with its nice facilities and collection of somewhat exotic species. It's a short walk from the ferry dock. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Stop into the fiber shop while you are there to see the beautiful yarns and kits as well as the knit and woven clothing, scarves and hats.
4.5 based on 113 reviews
Crescent beach on Block Island
Don't miss this beautiful crescent-shaped stretch of sand on Block Island, perfect for walking, shell collecting, cliff gazing and taking a dip in the ocean. Stop at the public beach for restrooms, snacks and refreshments. The views are absolutely spectacular and the beach is wide and sandy. A must see on Block Island.
4 based on 223 reviews
Ballard’s is a famous resort on its own beach. Ballard’s was recently renovated and provides a distinct modern sophisticated design. Our rooms provide all modern amenities including air conditioning. Our dining area offers breathtaking ocean views. Our beach offers daily chair and umbrella rentals where you can lounge while servers bring drinks and food to you. Please visit our website for pictures, menus and rate information. Only Ballard's has it all.
This is a great place to watch the ferries come in and out, and to see the fishermen come in with their catches. It's nice to see the daily life!
4.5 based on 39 reviews
We went here to catch up on emails and could not sit at the large table in the quiet corner because it is reserve for historical reference books only, no tech work. Instead we sat immediately next to a bird cage (yes, he talks and squawks), a fish tanks (yes, the kind that hums and bubbles) and across from the music room (where yes they give lessons and talk and laugh like they are at a party. Not a conventional library but then nothing on Block ever is conventional!
4.5 based on 47 reviews
Area of Block Island which holds very large marina.
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 a nice way to observe the seabirds.
4.5 based on 39 reviews
Take the time to hike this gorgeous trail, it is magnificent! It is not too difficult. We took a cab from the ferry dock to the trail entrance for $18 but wished we had taken a cab to the far end of the trail and started there. Then, you end up on Mansion Beach and can easily walk back to town.
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