The 10 Best Things to Do in New Shoreham, United States

December 14, 2017 Stefan Strunk

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.
Restaurants in New Shoreham

1. Mohegan Bluffs

Mohegan Trail, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807 +1 401-466-5009
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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5 based on 606 reviews

Mohegan Bluffs

Two-hundred-foot cliffs with great views of the Atlantic.

Reviewed By Sommersby74 - Stonington, Connecticut

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!

2. Southeast Lighthouse

Mohegan Trail, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807 +1 401-466-5009
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 330 reviews

Southeast Lighthouse

These two lighthouses stand watch over tiny Block Island, scene of 59 ship wrecks in the early 1800s.

Reviewed By sarahstiflerlucas - Stonington, Connecticut

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.

3. North Lighthouse

Corn Neck Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807 +1 401-466-3213
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 202 reviews

North Lighthouse

Granite built lighthouse at Sandy Point, Block Island.

Reviewed By mrbodywork - mrbodywork

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. Mansion Beach

New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Mansion Beach

Secluded beach on Block Island.

Reviewed By bruwest - philadelphia

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.

5. 1661 Farm and Gardens

1 Spring Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI +1 401-466-2063
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 127 reviews

1661 Farm and Gardens

Reviewed By Lovetotravelforfun

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.

6. Fred Benson Town Beach

7 Corn Neck Rd, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 113 reviews

Fred Benson Town Beach

Crescent beach on Block Island

Reviewed By PamNewYork1 - New York City, New York

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.

7. Ballard's Beach

42 Water Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807 14014662231
Excellent
47%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
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4 based on 223 reviews

Ballard's Beach

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.

Reviewed By QuickWhitTravel - Washington DC, District of Columbia

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!

8. Island Free Library

Dodge Street, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI +1 401-466-3233
Excellent
81%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Island Free Library

Reviewed By AliceMA007 - United States

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!

9. Great Salt Pond

New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Great Salt Pond

Area of Block Island which holds very large marina.

Reviewed By CLLJJR - Keene, New Hampshire

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.

10. Clayhead Nature Trail

Corn Neck Road, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
Excellent
68%
Good
30%
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Poor
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Clayhead Nature Trail

Reviewed By PitBossJunior

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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