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Block Island, RI
Travel Guide

Block Island which includes a sandy beach and landscape views

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.

The 1661 Inn
The 1661 Inn
3.5 out of 5
5 Spring Street, Block Island, RI
The price is ¥35,198 per night from Jul 7 to Jul 7
Situated near the beach, this inn is within 2 mi (3 km) of Crescent Beach, Great Salt Pond, and Mohegan Bluffs. Mansion Beach and Coast Guard Beach are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (100 reviews)
"The staff were very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

The 1661 Inn
Spring House Hotel
Spring House Hotel
3.5 out of 5
52 Spring St, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
The price is ¥42,481 per night from Jul 8 to Jul 8
Situated near the beach, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pebbly Beach, Nichols Park, and Old Harbor. Surf Beach and Block Island Historical ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (184 reviews)
"It was beautiful. The comfortable chairs, on the rolling hills lawn, were the cherry on top. Everything was great! My only complaint was that i had requested 2 fridges and had to wait while to get them."

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Spring House Hotel
Block Island Beach House
Block Island Beach House
3.5 out of 5
32 Dodge Street, Block Island, RI
The price is ¥60,304 per night from Jul 15 to Jul 15
Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps from Surf Beach and Old Harbor. Block Island Historical Society Museum and Nichols Park are also within 5 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (72 reviews)
rooms = SMALL // other reviewers like to complain
"When reading these reviews, take into account what's going on. People just want to complain. -no housekeeping: The hotel clearly has that posted everywhere and lets you know due to this pandemic that's why -limited staff availability: see above. -closed cafe/limited restaurant: see above. with that ..."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Block Island Beach House
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.
Peaceful, Breezy, Pet Friendly Getaway!
Peaceful, Breezy, Pet Friendly Getaway!
Block Island, RI
This family-friendly Block Island vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Block Island Historical Society Museum and Nathan Mott Park. Surf Beach and Crescent ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Summer breeze
"Just the right get away before things get busy this season. The property was very nice and a few minute walk from downtown. The openness of the upstairs with all of the windows was great."

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Peaceful, Breezy, Pet Friendly Getaway!
Red Gate Farm: Lovingly Maintained Block Island Farmhouse
Red Gate Farm: Lovingly Maintained Block Island Farmhouse
Block Island, RI
Situated by the ocean, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Great Salt Pond and Charleston Beach. Nathan Mott Park and Baby Beach are also within ...
Red Gate Farm: Lovingly Maintained Block Island Farmhouse
Historic 3rd Floor 1 Bedroom Tastefully Decorated, ~ac~apartment
Historic 3rd Floor 1 Bedroom Tastefully Decorated, ~ac~apartment
Block Island, RI
Situated near the airport, this historic apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nathan Mott Park, Great Salt Pond, and Fred Benson Town Beach. Crescent ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)
Lovely studio
"We had a family gathering right on center road so this location was perfect! The kitchen is more of a kitchenette and the space is a studio rather than a bedroom but we all had a lovely time being together! And when you are on block island what else I could you need?"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Historic 3rd Floor 1 Bedroom Tastefully Decorated, ~ac~apartment
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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