Block Island, RI, Guide and Information

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Block Island, RI Guide

About Block Island

Located off the coast of Rhode Island, Block Island is a pristine place filled with natural beauty, dramatic cliffs, stunning beaches, and much more. With no stoplights and no chain stores, the island brings you back to a time when life was a little slower. Accessible by ferry, flight, and private boat, Block Island is a great destination for day trips and extended stays alike. Between the North Lighthouse on one end of the island, and the South Lighthouse at the other, lie unique shops, delicious restaurants, unique hiking opportunities, art galleries, kayak and bike rentals, and classic beaches.

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You can pick up a free Discovery Map® at many locations throughout the Block Island, RI, area.

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Block Island Trading Company

Located below the National Hotel, this is your one-stop shop for original Block Island-inspired gifts and unique accessories, from distinctive home…

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Block Island Chamber of Commerce

We love Block Island and we want you to love it as well! The Block Island Chamber can assist with all of your information and planning needs…

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Lila Delman Real Estate

Lila is the source for luxury waterfront real estate and homes in the Rhode Island area. Whether your dream is an oceanfront mansion on the Cliff Walk…

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Ballard's Inn

Ballard's Inn is the place to be this summer, offering delicious food with indoor and outdoor oceanfront seating, as well as a beach bar and luxury…

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True North Outfitters

Shop all of your favorite brands of outerwear, bathing suits, sunglasses and much more at True North. Located on the back porch of the National Hotel.

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Heliblock Tours

Tour Block Island by helicopter with Heliblock Tours! Wind Farm tours are also available.

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Kimberly's Restaurant

Kimberly's Restaurant features Block Island farm-grown vegetables and fresh seafood, including Block Island oysters. Also specializing in many…

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New England Airlines

The fastest way to Block Island! Only 12 minutes and free parking at Westerly Airport. Charter flights from numerous airports including Providence and…

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TigerFish

TigerFish is Block Island's only Asian restaurant, with an eclectic menu and inventive cocktails! Just a quick walk from the ferry.

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Island Manor Resort

Stay in a studio or one-bedroom suite with a full kitchen on Block Island. Join us at Island Manor Resort to experience the island’s elegant beauty…

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Swell Taxi

Pick up Swell Taxi at the Block Island taxi stand, just a walk up the hill from the ferry. Taxi to anywhere on the island in a comfy van or take a…

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Golddiggers Block Island Jewelers

This is the place for jewelry on Block Island. Gold, silver, diamonds and other precious gems, as well as estate pieces, and specialty Block Island…

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Block Island Ferry

The only year-round ferry service to Block Island, featuring a traditional ferry (55 minutes) and a hi-speed ferry (seasonal--30 minutes). New…

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Block Island Parasail & WaterSports

No trip is complete without a banana boat ride or parasailing over Block Island’s pristine waters. Reservations are a must! 

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Manisses Restaurant

Dine at our beautiful, updated Victorian hotel. Award-winning menu and full bar. Dine on our back patio. Just a quick walk from the ferry.

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Yale New Haven Health

SkyHealth emergency patient transport helicopter is staffed by highly skilled medical professionals, including a critical care flight nurse and a…

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Poor People's Pub

Good grub and tasty cocktails! Eat inside or outside on our covered/sunny porch! Dog friendly, too!

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Mia's Gelateria

A taste of Italy on Block Island! Mia's is all about yummy gelato flavors and homemade waffle cones. Stop in and take one to go!

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Building Blocks

PIck up your beach toys, body boards, boogie boards and more at this toy store located across from the ferry. Featuring a large selection of family…

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Block Island Reservations

Centrally located in the lobby of the Harborside Inn, across from the ferry, we offer the widest variety of accommodations, including hotels…

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Block Island Cookie Company

Satisfy your cookie craving at the Block Island Cookie Company. All your favorites in small batches to go and for any event.

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Solstice

Solstice, below the National Hotel, offers a delightful selection of nautical and coastal-themed merchandise including pottery, jewelry, candles…

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Mix 99.3

Mixx 99.3 is a LIVE and LOCAL radio station, with NO syndicated programming! Owned by Rhode Islanders and programmed for Southern New England, we play…

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Island Moped and Bike Rentals

Bikes, mopeds, tandems, tag-alongs, beach chairs . . . Advanced reservations save 20%. Reserve with accommodations on www.blockislandreservations.com…

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Blue Dory Inn

The Blue Dory Inn sits at the head of the famous Crescent Beach and is only a short walking distance to the ferry, fine restaurants and island shops.

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Old Harbor Bike Shop

Block Island's premier rental shop is located steps from the ferry landing in Old Harbor. For all of your transportation needs, please visit or call…

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Block Island Oyster Bar & Grill

Open for lunch and dinner.

Featuring Block Island oysters harvested daily and locally sourced seafood and

produce. Join us for alfresco dining with…

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Monica's Taxi

Need a taxi when you get to the island or while you're on it? Want a chauffeured guided tour of Block Island? Call Monica's.

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Blocks of Fudge

Best-known for its fudge, this quaint candy store has a large selection of candy (old-time favorites, too!) and homemade chocolate! 

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BI Tees

One-stop shopping for Block Island souvenirs, including custom-designed T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and collectibles. Just steps from the ferry below…

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Block Island Historical Society Museum, Shop and Gallery

Museum, Shop & Gallery: historical exhibits, maps, historic photos, t-shirts and postcards. Open daily June - Sept.; off season on weekends. Our…

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Seacrest Bicycles

A quick walk from the ferry. Bikes of all size for rent! Stop into Seacrest Bicycles for a unique way to spend the day and see Block Island.

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Avonlea Jewel of the Sea

Avonlea is a beautiful newly renovated beach house that offers what is hands down the best view on the Island. It’s the perfect romantic B&B.

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Champlin's Watersports

Enjoy your visit to Block Island even more when you Rent paddleboards, bumper boats, kayaks and much more at Champlin's, located at Champlin's Resort…

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