Things To Do
"Twelve miles off the Rhode Island coast lies a vacation destination often overlooked in the region's tourism sweepstakes. But if Block Island lacks the stargazing appeal of the celebrity isles of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, the visitors who swarm off the ferries here from Memorial Day to Columbus Day appear blissfully unconcerned.
That may be due to the island's alluring blend of so many elements that help a frazzled refugee from the working world exhale and relax. This pork chop-shaped island has gorgeous beaches, stunning ocean vistas, 32 miles of hiking trails, 250-foot-high coastal cliffs, a deep sense of history, and a lively night scene." -Brian MacQuarrie, The Boston Globe 2007
How do you get to the beach on Block Island? Walk in any direction: the entire perimeter of our 3-by-7 mile island is virtually lined with them, 17 miles worth and all free and open to the public. Don't want to go to the beach? No problem.
There is more to Block Island than gorgeous beaches. With more than 50 stores and specialty shops, and numerous art galleries, Block Island offers a diverse shopping experience. The Island's plentiful shops offer casual souvenirs as well as unique gifts from around the world and antiques.
Feel like getting some exercise? Activities include bike riding, hiking, horseback riding, bird-watching, snorkeling, fishing, parasailing, kayaking and sailing.
Dining experiences on Block Island are as diverse as they are delicious. Restaurants offer everything from five-star dining and Wine Spectator rated wine lists to local seafood served at picnic tables.
You won't have a problem filling your day with things to do on Block Island.
We do recommend, however, that you sit back, relax and enjoy the unique art of doing absolutely nothing for just a moment of your stay here on Block Island. Enjoy!