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Most people coming to Block Island are looking for an easy schedule, quiet relaxation, time at the beach, bicycle trips, and lobster dinners.

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In New Shoreham

At some point in the day, you'll want to relax in a café or restaurant with a view of the harbor and the sea.

Only about a mile northwest of Old Harbor along Ocean Avenue and West Side Road just west of Legion Park (map) is the island's cemetery, with headstones dating from the 1600s and 1700s. It's a pretty spot, and interesting to anyone intrigued with Block Island's history.

Beaching & Bicycling

Beaching and bicycling are two favorite activities on Block Island, but you can also go on fishing voyages, or just wander the streets of Old Harbor looking in the little shops.

Block Island's beaches are among its prime attractions: beautiful, accessible and fun. More...

Fred Benson Town Beach, Block Island

To get to the beaches, to get your exercise, and to explore the natural beauty of Block Island, a bicycle tour is the best way, although mopeds are also available if you'd rather not pedal. More...

In your bicycle wanderings around the island, you should stop at Southeast Light for a glimpse of Block Island history.


Several marinas on the island have fishing boats for hire, and surfcasting for striped bass, bluefish and other delicacies is popular.

Even if you're alone, the marina staff may be able to get together a party to go out, thereby reducing your costs greatly.

For details, drop by any one of the marinas. All the boat-rental and sport-fishing businesses operate out of New Harbor.


A few small art galleries and craft shops are good for a browse.

The island has a cinema and a number of cocktail lounges and night clubs, mostly in the hotels.

Silhouettes on a dock, Block Island

—by Tom Brosnahan

Bicycling on Block Island

Bicycling Itineraries

Block Island Beaches

Block Island Hotels & Inns

Getting to Block Island

Transportation on Block Island

About Block Island

Tourist Information

Point Judith & Galilee

About South County RI

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Southeastern Lighthouse, Block Island RI

Southeast Light

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