About Block Island
Block Island is special in so many ways. It is unlike anywhere you have ever visited. Whether you enjoy a laid-back beach day, a vigorous bike ride, an adventure in a kayak or a paddleboard lesson, our little island is worth exploring.
What many people don't realize is just how easy it is to get here. Only 12 miles off the Rhode Island coast, we are a 15-minute plane ride from Westerly, Rhode Island; a half hour on the high speed ferry from Point Judith, Rhode Island; or just over an hour on the ferry from New London, Connecticut. A Montauk ferry brings visitors from Long Island, New York, to our unique island. We also have a new high speed ferry service bringing visitors to and from Newport, Rhode Island, in just under an hour.
Once you've arrived on-island, you will not come across a traffic light or a big chain business, but you will be blown away by the natural landscape with stone wall-lined rolling hills, breathtaking bluffs, and pristine beaches.
If it's an event you're planning, Block Island may be the perfect destination. Many of the historic inns make unforgettable venues for your wedding or group getaway.
For anyone who enjoys outdoor activities, music, art, dining and scenic beauty, Block Island beckons. As close to the mainland as it is, Block Island feels like you have been transported to another world.