When you step onto Block Island, you’ll find an island that includes not just rare birds, fantastic beaches and miles of hiking trails, but a close, caring community.

Time has witnessed many changes, but one thing that has remained the same all these years is the character of the people. When you visit, you’ll meet some of our 1,000+ year-round residents that run businesses, send their children to school, offer directions to passing tourist and wear many, many hats.

It’s not unusual to see your taxi cab driver as your waiter at dinner — or the First Warden leading a nature walk. You’ll find this interdependence creates a sense of community unrivaled anywhere else.

You’ll find that this community cares. People care deeply about each other, about the environment around them and about those coming to enjoy this island. Perhaps that’s why Block Islanders are so proud to show off this island gem to the world.

Come visit, meet the folks who live here and share in this special place.