Located off the coast of Rhode Island and Montauk (on the tip of Long Island NY), Block Island is known for its sandy stretches of beach, laid back vibe, and vintage charm. At seven miles long and three miles wide, the island is a hideaway for those who crave that island time mentality—where the pace moves a little slower so visitors can experience the natural beauty of their surroundings. With ferries arriving in-season from multiple ports in Rhode Island, Connecticut (New London), Massachusetts (Fall River), and New York (Montauk), friends, couples, and families return to "the Block" year after year for a quintessential New England getaway.
And it's no wonder that they fall in love with the laid-back beauty of Block Island. Over 40% of the small island is preserved land and the island is known for its gorgeous—and free—public beaches, including Crescent Beach just outside our door. Explore the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge just 3.2 miles away, take a bicycle tour, fish, surf, or just relax on the sand with a cold beverage in hand. However you pass the time, you’ll fill long summer days with memories steeped in the colors of the sun and surf. You’ll feel so relaxed, you may not want to leave.