Block Island, RI, Guide and Information


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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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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  • 800-243-2460
  • 1 Center Road, Block Island, RI

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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  • 401-859-1524
  • 1 Water Street, Block Island, RI

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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  • 401-466-8600
  • 238 Ocean Avenue, Block Island, RI

Manisses Restaurant

The Manisses is Block Island newest luxury hotel and fine dining restaurant. Please visit us at

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  • 401-466-9898
  • 21 Spring Street, Block Island, RI


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

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  • 401-466-5977
  • 36 Water Street, Block Island, RI


Inspired by our travels throughout SouthEast Asia, TigerFish offers an eclectic menu featuring our own take on our favorite cuisine.

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  • 401-466-2300
  • 126 Corn Neck Road, Block Island, RI

Block Island Chamber of Commerce

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

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  • 800-383-2474
  • Water Street, Block Island, RI

Yale New Haven Health

Are you from the New Haven area and need medical assistance while on Block Island? Contact us for a helicopter ride to Yale New Haven Health.

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  • 888-YNHH-BED
  • 1 Center Road, Block Island, RI

Wind Farm Tours (BI Parasail)

One-hour Wind Farm Tours offered daily on a unique, stabilized boat so you won't get seasick. An easy trip from Old Harbor Dock, close to the ferry.

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  • 401-864-2474
  • Old Harbor Dock, Block Island, RI

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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  • 866-783-7996
  • Old Harbor Ferry Landing, Block Island, RI

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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  • 15 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd, Newport, RI 02840, Block Island, RI

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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  • 401-864-2474
  • Old Harbor Ferry Landing, Block Island, RI

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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  • 401-466-5567
  • 215 Chapel Street, Block Island, RI

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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  • 401-466-8777
  • 61 Dodge Street, Block Island, RI

Heliblock Tours

At HeliBlock we provide helicopter tours of scenic Block Island. With our immaculate aircraft you'll enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Island.

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  • 401-859-1001
  • 1 Center Road, Block Island, RI

Poor People's Pub

The official PPP BI Fan Page

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  • 401-466-8533
  • 33 Ocean Avenue, Block Island, RI

Payne's Killer Donuts

An island tradition since 1963 ... These homemade delights are a must. Made fresh daily beginning at 7am. Enjoy ice cream and more. Located in New…

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  • Ocean Avenue, Block Island, RI

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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  • 401-466-8697
  • 232 Water Street, Block Island, RI

Block Island Ocean Adventures

Ocean Adventures is the island's only certified stand-up paddleboard school.  We do rentals, sunset paddle tours and oyster farm tours.  We also do…

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  • 401-368-2611
  • Ocean Avenue, New Harbor, Block Island, RI

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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  • 401-466-2231
  • 42 Water Street, Block Island, RI

Mia's Gelateria

Gelato shop located under The National Hotel on the main strip of town on Block Island. 18 fresh flavors daily!

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  • 34 Water Street, Block Island, RI

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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  • 800-992-7290
  • 597 Corn Neck Road, Block Island, RI

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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  • 401-742-0000
  • Water Street, Block Island, RI

Island Moped and Bike Rentals

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

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  • 401-466-2700
  • 41 Water Street, Block Island, RI

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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  • 800-992-7290
  • 61 Dodge Stree, Block Island, RI

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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  • 401-466-5977
  • 32 Water Street, Block Island, RI

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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  • 401-466-5196
  • 459 Chapel Street, Block Island, RI

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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  • 401-466-2481
  • 18 Old Town Road, Block Island, RI

Seacrest Bicycles

  • 401-466-2700
  • 207 High Street, Block Island, RI

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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  • 401-466-2029
  • Old Harbor Ferry Landing, Block Island, RI

Keep Exploring!

There's far more to be found in the Block Island, RI, area, so make sure to delve into all the categories:

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