BLOCK ISLAND INFORMATION
 

ABOUT THE ISLAND

“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

One Of The Last Great Places

The Nature Conservancy added Block Island to its list of “The Last Great Places”, which consists of 12 sites in the western hemisphere. About 40 percent of the island is set aside for conservation. Presidents Bill Clinton, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Ulysses S. Grant have visited Block Island. Other famous visitors include Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh, who each visited the island in 1929.

Block Your Schedule For Your Dream Vacation

Block Island is coextensive with the town of New Shoreham. The island is a popular summer tourist destination and is known for its bicycling, hiking, sailing, fishing, and beaches. It also hosts two historic lighthouses: Block Island North Light on the northern tip of the island, and Block Island Southeast Light on the southeastern side. Much of the northwestern tip of the island is an undeveloped natural area and resting stop for birds along the Atlantic flyway.

One Of The Last Great Places

The Nature Conservancy added Block Island to its list of “The Last Great Places”, which consists of 12 sites in the western hemisphere. About 40 percent of the island is set aside for conservation. Presidents Bill Clinton, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Ulysses S. Grant have visited Block Island. Other famous visitors include Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh, who each visited the island in 1929.

Block Your Schedule For Your Dream Vacation

Block Island is coextensive with the town of New Shoreham. The island is a popular summer tourist destination and is known for its bicycling, hiking, sailing, fishing, and beaches. It also hosts two historic lighthouses: Block Island North Light on the northern tip of the island, and Block Island Southeast Light on the southeastern side. Much of the northwestern tip of the island is an undeveloped natural area and resting stop for birds along the Atlantic flyway.

BLOCK ISLAND WEATHER & SERVICES

GENERAL SERVICES

Looking to get something done on Block Island?  Look no further…..

Bank:
Washington Trust

Located on the corner of Ocean Ave. and Dodge St. in Bridgegate Square. – 401-466-7710
Hours: Monday- Friday 9am-4pm

Post Office:
Located on Water Street next to the Harbor Baptist Church – 401-466-7733
Hours: Monday – Friday: 10am-5:30pm Saturday: 12-3pm
Window closes half an hour before lobby.

Gas Station:
M & C Gas Station
Located on Corn Neck Road behind Sharkey’s Restaurant – 401-466-2977
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8am – 3pm | Sunday: 10am – 2pm

Transfer Station: 
Recycling and Dump
Located off of Corn Neck Road – 401-466-2864
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 7am – 1:30pm

Medical Center:
Located on Payne Road behind the School – 401-466-2974
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-3pm
Urgent care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Library:
Located on Dodge Street behind the National Hotel – 401-466-3233
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 10am-7pm | Wednesday and Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm | Sunday: 11am-2pm | Closed Mondays

   

 

GET TO THE OCEAN

GET TO THE OCEAN

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” 

~ Robert Wyland

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.”
~ Robert Wyland