Block Island is one of my favorite places to visit. Although closer to the tip of Long Island in New York, it is actually part of Rhode Island. Shaped like a pork chop, it has fabulous beaches for both swimming or exploring the rocky coast, and is known as a boater’s paradise.
Bermuda of the North
You can hop over on either the Block Island Express Ferry or the New London to Block Island Ferry in a little over one hour, making it easily accessible as a day drip.
The Block Island Lighthouse is an easy walk, bike ride or scooter ride from the ferry dock in town.
Things To Do On Block Island
You can take the also take your car over on the Block Island ferry from Point Judith, Rhode Island or from the most eastern point of Long Island – Montauk, New York.
Once there, your family can visit all the quaint boutique gift shops for nautical trinkets, treasures, high fashion or antiques or explore the island and all its beauty and sights easily by walking, or via Block Island rentals for a scooter, bicycle, taxi or car rental. I especially like the Gingerbread architecture, much like Martha’s Vineyard is known for!
The ambiance is quaint and old fashion! Visit on the porch of some of the grand old hotels overlooking the ocean at the Narragansett Inn, Ballards or check out the Chamber of Commerce for information on the many Bed and Breakfasts that line the streets.
The Surf Hotel recently reopened under new ownership, and has a lovely deck for dining or cocktails with a water view. Perfect for a summer or fall New England destination wedding or honeymoon or even a weekend getaway from the kids!
After visiting, don’t forget to stop for some traditional New England seafood clam cakes or clam pie, New England Clam Chowder, Clam Fritters, Lobster and Dels Lemonade, Rhode Island staples!
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