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Block Island, Rhode Island

Only a short ferry or plane ride from the mainland, Block Island offers the quintessential island experience. Think food and drinks overlooking the ocean, boutique-lined streets, spectacular natural sights and some of the most unspoiled white sand beaches in the country. Walk, bike or taxi to get exploring charming streets, dramatic cliffs, quiet beaches and pristine nature trails.

Highlights

Mohegan Bluffs

Mohegan Bluffs

Some people say the beach at the base of the 200-foot tall Mohegan Bluffs is the most beautiful on the island, harboring a secluded, if rocky, place to swim and surf. It’s a bit of a climb to get there, however, with a set of 141 steps leading down to the sand. Make the effort and the payoff is spectacular, with clay cliffs that offer one of the most dramatic views of the Atlantic in all of Rhode Island, and a vista that can extend all the way to Montauk on the tip of Long Island.

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Glass Float Project

Glass Float Project

If you've always enjoyed scavenger hunts for colorful eggs around Easter time, we've upped the ante with an island-wide search for orbs of an even more precious kind with the Glass Float Project. The floats go out throughout the year and the hunt is continuous. 550 glass floats (orbs about the size of an orange) will lay hidden on the island’s beaches and Greenway trails – most them clear glass, but a special few (22 to be exact, since it’s 2022) in beautiful colors and patterns.

Cow Cove/North Light Area

Cow Cove/North Light Area

If you appreciate great scenery, this is one of the island’s best bets, with pretty coastal views and the historic North Light. Located where Corn Neck Road ends, the area includes Settler’s Rock, which you’ll encounter right next to the parking lot – it’s a monument inscribed with the names of the original English families who settled on the island in 1661.

Learn More: (401) 466-3213