Harbor Guide

Harbor's Department Contact:

Phone: 401-466-3204

Off season - Town Hall 
M-Th 9am-2pm, Fri 9am-12pm
In season - New Harbor Office
Open daily 9am - 3pm

Additional Contact

You can contact the Harbormaster on VHF Channel 12.

The Block Island Harbor's Department protects the environment and surrounding waters, regulating and enforcing both Local ordinances and State and Federal law. 

We manage safe boating by patrolling and monitoring all vessels moored, anchored and docked. We promote many uses of the harbors including recreation, fishing and shellfishing.


Bathroom facilities are located at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion, Old Harbor Dock, and right next to Block Island Maritime Institute in New Harbor.

Shower facilities are located at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion and also at the Old Harbor Dock. You need a token to access the shower and they can be purchased for $2 at the office.

Vessel Storage

Persons are welcome to store small vessels and kayaks on the shores of Block Island from May 1-November 15.  You should have your property clearly marked with your name and phone number.  If left after November 15, the owner incurs all removal costs. Help keep our shorelines clean by being responsible for your property.

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