It's officially the Shoulder Season on Block Island. While most places were open this summer, with Covid-19 restrictions, some have started closing for the season. Here we will attempt to keep you updated on what is open. Block Island, like the rest of Rhode Island, follows regulations on mask wearing and social distancing.
This list was updated on November 24, 2020.
Town Beach Pavilion bathrooms, lifeguards, consessions and rentals: Closed
Town Beach Pavilion showers: Closed
Greenway Trails: Open
Mohegan Bluffs Overlook and Stairs down to beach: Open
Southeast Lighthouse and North Lighthouse: Grounds open. Buildings closed.
1661 Inn Animal Farm: Open
Ball O’Brien Park (Tennis, basketball, skate, picnic pavilion): Open
Ball O’Brien Park (Swings, play structure): Closed
Library: Building open. Grounds open for fast wifi. Online and outdoor programming available 401-466-3233
Post Office: Open
Block Island Grocery: Open
Block Island Depot: Open
Block Island Ferry (Point Judith): Running. www.blockislandferry.com
Block Island High Speed Ferry (Point Judith): Done for Season. www.blockislandferry.com
Block Island/Newport Ferry (Fall River): Done for Season
Block Island Express Ferry (New London): Done for Season www.goblockisland.com
Block Island Montauk Ferry: Done for Season www.vikingfleet.com
New England Airlines (Westerly): Running. www.blockislandsairline.com
Moped/Bike/Car Rentals: Available but weather dependent. Call ahead.
Kayak/paddleboard/surf rentals: Closed for Season.
Harbors: Moorings/pumpout/dinghy dock/launch: Services done for season. Call 401-466-3204
Town Old Harbor Dock/Marina: Call 401-466-3235
Salon/Spa: Open but Appointment only;
Koru Eco Spa: 401-360-4606
Salt Hair Shop: 401-632-8323
Restaurants and Cafes on Block Island that are open offer outdoor and indoor seating as well as take-out options. Capacity is limited so reservations are recommended. Please call business or visit their website for hours and menus.
This link will take you to an updated list of Chamber of Commerce Member's hours post Labor Day:
Cracked Mug 401-466-2233
Odd Fellows Café 401-466-2250
Many shops on Block Island are still open on weekends, some open 7 days. Masks are required and the number of people per store is limited. Most Block Island shops added an online store as well this year!
Hotels/Inns/B&B: Some open:
Inn at Spring House
Private Marinas: Closed for season.
Block Island Boat Basin
McAloon's Taxi Service 401-741-1410
Clark's Cab 401-466-5839
Sueann - 401-742-0436