Island Events & Attractions

What's open on Block Island?

"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.


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): Open

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): Starts May, 2021.

Block Island/Newport Ferry (Fall River): Starts June, 2021

Block Island Express Ferry (New London): Starts May, 2021

Block Island Montauk Ferry: Starts June, 2021

New England Airlines (Westerly): Running.

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:


Café’s: Open


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!   


Hotels/Inns/B&B: OPEN


Private Marinas: Call Ahead:

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



December 31, 2020 - May 31, 2021
Block Island
Block Island, RI 02807