Block Island, RI, Guide and Information

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Local Treasures

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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Block Island Events

August 06, 2016

Block Island Triathlon

August 06, 2016

The Annual Mary D. Ball

September 03, 2016

Lions Club Clambake
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Golddiggers Block Island Jewelers
  • 401-466-2611
  • Chapel Street and Weldon's Way, Block Island, RI

This award-winning shop overflows with jewelry, rare gems & estate treasures! Unique Bl & nautical jewelry, watches, engraving, and gifts! Custom…

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Yellow Kittens Tavern
  • 401-466-5855
  • Corn Neck Road, Block Island, RI

A Block Island hot spot for decades, Yellow Kittens offers live music and dancing nightly plus full bar.

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

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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Los Gatitos Restaurante
  • 401-466-5855
  • Corn Neck Road, Block Island, RI

Dine on the deck at Los Gatitos which offers fresh, homemade Mexican cuisine.

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Block Island Parasail & WaterSports
  • 401-864-2474
  • Old Harbor Ferry Landing, Block Island, RI 02807

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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Block Island Reservations
  • 800-825-6254
  • 213 Water Street, Block Island, RI

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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Ballard's Inn
  • 401-466-2231
  • 42 Water Street, Block Island, RI

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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Block Island Chamber of Commerce
  • 800-383-2474
  • Water Street, Block Island, RI

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

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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Lila Delman Real Estate
  • 401-466-8777
  • 61 Dodge Street

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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Payne's Killer Donuts
  • Ocean Avenue, Block Island, RI

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

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

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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Winfield's
  • 401-466-5856
  • Corn Neck Road, Block Island, RI

Winfield’s offers a sophisticated and flavorful menu influenced by French, Italian, new American and Asian cuisines, featuring fresh and local…

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Solstice
  • 401-466-5977
  • 36 Water Street, Block Island, RI 02807

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

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The Narragansett Inn
  • 401-466-2626
  • Ocean Avenue, Block Island, RI

Overnight accommodations overlooking the Great Salt Pond! Inside dining room, outside dining on our porch. Enjoy the best sunsets and dinner on the…

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Champlins Watersports
  • 1-800-232-5015
  • 80 West Side Road, Block Island, RI

Located at Champlin's Marina, Champlins Watersports offers kayak, paddleboard and pedal boat rentals in the scenic Great Salt Pond.

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Block Island Ferry
  • 866-783-7996
  • Old Harbor Ferry Landing, Block Island, RI 02807

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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Kimberly's Restaurant
  • 401-466-8600
  • 238 Ocean Avenue

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

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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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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The Law Offices of Michael J. Zarrella
  • 401-523-5271
  • 127 Dorrance St, Providence, RI 02903

Criminal defense attorney Michael Zarrella defends individuals charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs in addition to…

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Eylandt Antiques
  • 401-466-9888
  • Beach and Ocean Avenues, Block Island, RI

EYLANDT ANTIQUES is a tiny shop filled with unusual and interesting items from all over the world.  In addition to 19th-century marine paintings and…

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Island Mist
  • 401-864-5563
  • 90 Chapel Street, Block Island, RI

We carry unique, handmade items from New England, as well as pottery, glass work, jewelry, clothing, cards, books, soaps, candles, local art, and our…

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

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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Island Moped and Bike Rentals
  • 401-741-2329
  • 41 Water Street, Block Island, RI

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

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Sunset Restaurant & Lounge
  • 401-466-2626
  • Ocean Avenue and West Side Road, Block Island, RI

Waterfront restaurant at the Narragansett Inn on the Great Salt Pond. Featuring fresh seafood dishes to delight any appetite.

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Avonlea Jewel of the Sea
  • 800-992-7290
  • 597 Corn Neck Road, Block Island, RI

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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Block Island Cigar
  • 401-466-5330
  • 130 Weldon's Way, Block Island, RI

We specialize in providing only the finest hand rolled premium cigars. Indulge in a wide variety of Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan blends as well…

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Block Island Historical Society Museum, Shop and Gallery
  • 401-466-2481
  • 18 Old Town Road, Block Island, RI

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

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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Monica's Taxi
  • 401-742-0000
  • Water Street

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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Blue Dory Inn
  • 800-992-7290
  • 61 Dodge Street, Block Island, RI

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
  • 401-466-2029
  • Old Harbor Ferry Landing, Block Island, RI 02807

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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