"Block Island Season" is just around the corner! While some Block Island establishments are open year-round others are seasonal and begin to open in the Spring, until by Memorial Day Weekend, everything is open! We don't expect any businesses to remain closed permanently due to Covid-19 at this time. The Town of New Shoreham (Block Island) and all our businesses are following the State of Rhode Island guidelines, restrictions and regulations that are put in place for everyone's safety.
Here we will attempt to keep you updated on what is currently open.
This list was updated on May 17, 2021.
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): Open
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): Starts May, 2021. www.blockislandferry.com
Block Island/Newport Ferry (Fall River): Starts June, 2021
Block Island Express Ferry (New London): Starts May, 2021 www.goblockisland.com
Block Island Montauk Ferry: Starts June, 2021 www.vikingfleet.com
New England Airlines (Westerly): Running. www.blockislandsairline.com
Moped/Bike/Car Rentals: Available, click link below for listings
Kayak/paddleboard/surf rentals: Open at end of May or call ahead from list below.
Harbors: Moorings/pumpout/dinghy dock/launch: Call 401-466-3204
Town Old Harbor Dock/Marina: Call 401-466-3235
Salon/Spa: Open by 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 current hours:
Cracked Mug 401-466-2233
Odd Fellows Café 401-466-2250
Persephone's Kitchen: 401-466-5070
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!
Private Marinas: Call Ahead:
Block Island Boat Basin
McAloon's Taxi Service 401-741-1410
Clark's Cab 401-466-5839
Sueann - 401-742-0436