Island Events & Attractions

What's open on Block Island?

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 March 5, 2021.


Beaches: Open

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

School: Open

Library: Building open.  Grounds open for fast wifi.  Online and outdoor programming available 401-466-3233

Post Office: Open

Bank: Open

Block Island Grocery: Open

Block Island Depot: Open

Block Island Ferry (Point Judith): Running.

Block Island High Speed Ferry (Point Judith): Done for Season.

Block Island/Newport Ferry (Fall River): Done for Season

Block Island Express Ferry (New London): Done for Season

Block Island Montauk Ferry: Done for Season

New England Airlines (Westerly): Running.

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:


Café’s: Open


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:

1661 Inn

Inn at Spring House

Blue Dory/Avonlea


Private Marinas: Closed for season.

Block Island Boat Basin

Payne's Dock

Champlin's Marina


Taxi Service:

McAloon's Taxi Service 401-741-1410
Clark's Cab 401-466-5839

Sueann - 401-742-0436



January 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021
Block Island
Block Island, RI 02807