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

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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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  • 232 Water Street, Block Island, RI

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

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

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

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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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  • 215 Chapel Street, Block Island, RI

Seaside casual apparel and accessories for men & women featuring Helly Hansen, The North Face, Johnnie-O, Mahi Gold & Columbia Sportswear. We carry…

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

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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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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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Enjoy this newly designed Victorian landmark, hosting contemporary craft cocktails, fresh seasonal cuisine and unparalleled dining and events. Jazz…

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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