Block Island is special in so many ways. Whether you enjoy a laid-back beach day, a vigorous bike ride, an adventure in a kayak or a paddleboard lesson, our little island is worth exploring. Many people don't realize how easy it is to get here. Only 12 miles off the Rhode Island coast, just a 15-minute plane ride from Westerly, Rhode Island; a half hour on the high speed ferry from Point Judith, Rhode Island; or just over an hour on the ferry from New London, Connecticut. A Montauk ferry brings visitors from Long Island, New York, to our unique island. We also have a new high speed ferry service bringing visitors to and from Newport, Rhode Island, in just under an hour.

Once you've arrived on-island, you will not come across a traffic light or a big chain business, but you will be blown away by the natural landscape with stone wall-lined rolling hills, breathtaking bluffs, and pristine beaches.

For anyone who enjoys outdoor activities, music, art, dining and scenic beauty, Block Island beckons. As close to the mainland as it is, Block Island feels like you have been transported to another world.

“Travel past Block Island's saltwater farms with views rolling down to the sparkling ocean and on to the Southeast Lighthouse, perched atop majestic Mohegan Bluffs. Walk trails offering panoramic views across the tranquil island to the Block Island Sound and beyond. Traverse bird filled maritime scrubland to butterfly filled meadows. The peaceful patchwork of fields bordered by old stone walls is surprisingly reminiscent of Ireland."

–Travel +

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