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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.
 
 

 

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...

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 and motor scooters are also available if you'd rather not pedal. More...

In your bicycle wanderings around the island, you shoul stop at Southeastern Lighthouse for a glimpse of Block Island history.

Fishing

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.

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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.

—by Tom Brosnahan


Bicycling on Block Island

A Bicycling Itinerary

Vail Beach

Charlestown Beach

Block Island Beaches

What to See & Do

Block Island Hotels & Inns

Block Island Transportation

About Block Island

Tourist Information

Point Judith & Galilee

About South County RI

 

 

Beach, Block Island RI

On Block Island, everybody goes to the beach!

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