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Block IslandUnited States of America

See the pristine beaches, extensive nature trails and historic lighthouses that make this island “one of the 12 Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere.”

Visitors flock to Block Island during the summer months to enjoy world-class resort amenities in a small town setting. The island has been included in The Nature Conservancy’s “12 Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere” list. About 40 percent of the island has been set aside for conservation.

Enjoy nearly 17 miles (27 kilometers) of clean beaches with clear water, or hike, bike, climb, walk and swim throughout the island’s scenic landscape.

Beach lovers can take a short walk in any direction to wind up on one Block Island’s beautiful stretches of sand. Spend a day at Mansion Beach, where you can enjoy crystal-clear water.

Visit the southeast corner of the island for the Mohegan Bluffs. Begin at the top with sweeping views. Then, climb down more than a hundred steps over steep terrain to arrive at a rocky beach.

Plan to watch the sunset at one of the island’s lighthouses. Enjoy scenic views as you follow the path to the North Lighthouse, which has the ocean on one side and a large pond on the other. Learn some of the local history at the Southeast Lighthouse, which originally dates back to the 1800s and has been relocated farther back from the water for preservation.

Take the family for a hike on the Greenway Walking Trails, a 28-mile (45-kilometer) network that will take you across most of the island. There are several different access points to the trails that take you on various walks, such as Clay Head Hill Trail, which offers some of the best views on the island.

Block Island is about 14 miles (22 kilometers) south of the Rhode Island coast. Most visitors travel to Block Island aboard ferries, which take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes depending on your departure point. The island is busiest during summer months and hosts a smaller population year-round.

Top Hotels in Block Island

The 1661 Inn
The 1661 Inn
3.5 out of 5
5 Spring Street, Block Island, RI
The price is ¥14,718 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Situated near the beach, this inn is within 2 mi (3 km) of Crescent Beach, Great Salt Pond, and Mohegan Bluffs. Mansion Beach and Rodman's Hollow are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (72 reviews)

"The 1661 inn has the most beautiful grounds and the friendliest staff. They are very attentive and easy to strike up a conversation with. I booked the stay from a mother-daughter getaway and my mother was quite impressed as well! I don’t think there was anything that we weren’t happy with. We were ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

The 1661 Inn
Dodge Cottage
Dodge Cottage
2.5 out of 5
Dodge St, Block Island, RI
The price is ¥14,718 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29

Situated near the beach, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Crescent Beach and Great Salt Pond. Mohegan Bluffs and Mansion Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

4.5/5Wonderful! (29 reviews)

"Close to town, clean, friendly staff. Deff recommend staying at 1661 properties. Special shout out to the 4pm happy hour!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Dodge Cottage
Narragansett Inn
Narragansett Inn
2.5 out of 5
1 Ocean Avenue, Block Island, RI
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Situated near the beach, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Great Salt Pond and Baby Beach. Block Island Historical Society Museum and Surf Beach are also ...

3.4/5 (70 reviews)

"It was the cheapest room available I got it only four days in advance. It is a very long walk to the ferry. Or a $11. Taxi fair. It is a 25 minute walk to the beach. There are some nice restaurants at the bottom of the hill. One was very basic with nice salad and sandwiches another with full meals. ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Narragansett Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Block Island

Peaceful, Breezy, Pet Friendly Getaway!
Peaceful, Breezy, Pet Friendly Getaway!
Block Island, RI

Situated in Block Island, this historic vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Block Island Historical Society Museum and Nathan Mott Park. Old Harbor and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
BI Bachelorette

"Summer Breeze was the perfect oasis for a small (but mighty) bachelorette party! Kristine was attentive and very easy to coordinate with; the property was exactly as pictured. The location was perfect; nice walk into town and a short drive anywhere around the island. We did almost run out of TP, ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Peaceful, Breezy, Pet Friendly Getaway!
Iconic Block Island Landmark, Macgregor House
Iconic Block Island Landmark, Macgregor House
Block Island, RI

Situated by the ocean, this historic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Great Salt Pond, Baby Beach, and Block Island Historical Society Museum. Surf Beach ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Amazing location!

"You simply can't compete with the location and porch! The views were priceless! Could benefit from some maintenance. I would definitely return!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Iconic Block Island Landmark, Macgregor House
Front Row Views of the Surf
Front Row Views of the Surf
Block Island, RI

This family-friendly Block Island vacation home is located by the ocean, within 2 mi (3 km) of Black Rock Beach, Lewis-Dickens Farm, and Rodman's Hollow. Coast ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (49 reviews)
Unbelievable

"You start to question your choice driving down a true block island dirt road. Once you get to the house you understand why you are there. The views are unmatched, the privacy is amazing, and the house is so comfortable. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a vacation to book this house. ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Front Row Views of the Surf
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Block Island

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Mar 18, 2020

Very beautiful. Barn restaurant near the inn has great thin crust Margarita Pizzas

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 21, 2019

Always the best!!

5/5 - Excellent

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Oct 10, 2019

Hiked every day... Amazing conserved trails.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 10, 2019

Scenic bicycle paths & beautiful beaches!

5/5 - Excellent

Matt

Oct 8, 2019

Great place to spend a quiet and relaxing weekend!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 1, 2019

Favorable enough impression to want to revisit both in winter and high season.

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