Spend a day on Block Island

Where to wine, dine, kick back and shine in New Shoreham (aka Block Island).
The Mohegan Cliffs. Photo by Kerri Tallman

Make the most of the summer transportation and take a ride on the Block Island Ferry, just like the song is called. Whether you hop on the traditional, hour-long trip or the high-speed trip, which takes you to the coast in 30 minutes, you’ll be greeted with a full day of activities. So sit back, relax and get ready for an island vacation.


There are two ways to get to this pork chop-shaped paradise, located about 30 miles from the main coast, and that’s by water or air. Sailors can sail away on the way Block Island Ferry from Narragansett and Newport, while aerophiles can book a return flight from Westerly New England Airlines. Once on the island, getting around is a breeze, either by car (you can bring your own!) or on two wheels.Block Island Taxi and Tours offer trips all over the island as soon as you step off the ferry. Or stay in control of when and where you want to go and rent a moped for you and a friend to cruise around. If you fancy a workout, rent a bike and explore the island’s hilly landscape. You can find both under Island moped and bike.


Overlooking scenic Crescent Beach, this offers Block Island Beach House (formerly Surf Hotel) offers the only beachfront hotel rooms – some with private balconies overlooking the sea – on the island. The newly renovated hotel also features bright, vintage-inspired decor, a lively beach bar, and a relaxing lounge area that serves great coffee, unique cocktails, and food throughout the day, as well as nightly music on its expansive waterfront terrace.

See also: the Spring House Hotel.


Start your day with an iced coffee and grab-and-go breakfast sando Persephone’s kitchen or The cracked mug cafe before you start yours Day trips. If you’re not in a hurry, pull up a chair Ernie’s breakfast restaurant.

Early Bird Specials

Though it may be a bit small, this island is packed with heart-pounding activities. Start your morning right with hiking the Mohegan Bluffs; hit with the waves Diamond Blue Surf Lessons; Explore the bays with Sandy Point Co SUP and Kayak; or even take one self guided bike tour.

Having lunch

Grab a midday meal to fuel up before your next adventure overlooking the patio Dead Eye Dicks or The beach chair. If you’re keen, grab a taco and street corn from calaveras or a burrito out Los Gatitos.

Good day

Tired after a busy morning? We don’t blame you. Luckily, there are plenty of leisurely tourist activities that you can take part in. Spend the second half of the day shopping Blvck market or Block Island Trading Company.


End the evening with a relaxing dinner and a spectacular sunset Restaurant 1879. For a date night delicacy, try the oysters Block Island Oyster Bar and Grill or other fish dishes in the sister restaurant, Kimberly’s. If you’re particularly hungry, go for a three-course meal Winfields. An exclusive vegetarian menu can be found here Eli’s restaurant.


Get that real small town feel in places like Pub of the poor and Captain Nick’s Rock and Roll Bar. Get a piña colada in a coconut right next to the ferry Ballard’s Beach Resort to really feel like you are on a paradise island.

Looking for island hopping?

Martha’s Vineyard

Take the Martha’s Vineyard Fast Ferry from Quonset Point in North Kingstown to Martha’s Vineyard.


Take the Seastreak Ferry from New Bedford, Massachusetts to Nantucket.


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