Island Events & Attractions

Grace’s, Dorry’s and Cooneymus Coves

Secluded beaches on the west side of the island, these under-discovered gems are perfect for hikers and for those looking for an out-of-the-way spot to catch a sunset. (Being the beaches furthest from town, they’re harder to get to and usually blissfully private.) While they’re wonderful for fishing, walking, beachcombing and sunset picnics, they’re too rocky for sunbathing, and wave action makes them a bad choice for swimming. Access to all three are on well-marked dirt roads off of West Side Road -- from New Harbor, Grace’s Cove Road comes first (on your right, about ¾ mile past Champlin’s Marina); Dorry’s Cove Road is on the right about ¾ mile past Grace’s; and Cooneymus is at the end of Cooneymus Road, about ¾ mile past Dorry’s on the right, where West Side Road makes a sharp bend. All three have very limited parking, and dirt roads mean no mopeds. 

January 1, 2024 - January 1, 2025
Grace’s, Dorry’s and Cooneymus Coves
West Side Road
Block Island, RI 02807