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Block Island Travel Guide: 43 reviews and 63 photos

Block Island is a small island with very few year round residents..but the population explodes in summer months. The beaches are beautiful, town is small, plenty of clubs, bars, restaurants and shops to keep you busy when not on the beach. Most people make it a day trip, but if you stay on the island...be sure to book your hotel ahead of time.

You can bring your car or your bike on the ferry. Expensive to bring a car. It makes sense to bring a bike, however. Block Island isn't as developed as Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket (which are part of Massachusetts....Block Island is part of Rhode Island). If you want party time around town.... or quiet time with nature away from town... you can find it all here.

Notice that there is an airport for faster service to the island. BTW...plenty of challenging hills if you are on a bike.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small island, lots of beaches, clubbing, and quiet patches
  • Cons:Sometimes feels too small.....
  • In a nutshell:Come for quiet relaxation, or to focus on the "happening" clubs
  • Last visit to Block Island: Aug 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Oct 7, 2009 at 12:51 AM

    These photos are great Janet! You have catpured some amazing photos of Block Island - It brings back great memories for me! :-)

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    Jun 11, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Interesting sounding place. I'll be sure to visit next time I go back east.

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2008 at 5:24 AM

    Indeed what a lovely place for an anniversary and to share with family. Something for everyone to do as much or as little and relax as one wants.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2008 at 6:51 AM

    Looks like a wonderful place to explore and make memories!

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2008 at 4:07 AM

    Hi Janet ! Is that really a real turtle ? Wow !!! Congratulations with the anniversary

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2008 at 8:53 AM

    Wow Janet! What a great place to spend an anniversary and being with family members - even better. Congratulations!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2008 at 7:49 AM

    What a lovely place for a family get away. Happy belated anniversary.

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    It seems you had a great family trip to this pleasant hideaway. It's hard to beat sunshine and sand! The new photos certainly add sparkle, it looks a great place to visit.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Seems like a beautiful spot to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Restful, appealing, and charming. You've done a great job presenting this delightful location.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2008 at 9:14 AM

    Hi, Janet! I'm sure I would enjoy my stay there!


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