Sunday, May 12, 2019

Explore Block Island Beaches | Easy Day Trip On Block Island Ferry

Rhode Island Travel

Block Island is one of my favorite places to visit. Although closer to the tip of Long Island in New York, it is actually part of Rhode Island. Shaped like a pork chop, it has fabulous beaches for both swimming or exploring the rocky coast, and is known as a boater’s paradise. You can hop over on either the Block Island Express or the New London to Block Island Ferry in a little over one hour, making it easily accessible as a day drip.

Fun Things to do on Block Island

You can also take your car over on the Block Island ferry from Point Judith, Rhode Island or from the most eastern point of Long Island – Montauk, New York. Once there, your family can visit all the quaint boutique gift shops for nautical trinkets, treasures, high fashion or antiques or explore the island and all its beauty and sights easily by walking, or via Block Island rentals for a scooter, bicycle, taxi or car rental. 

We walked from the docks to the Block Island Lighthouse and got our exercise in!

Block Island Sand Dunes Rhode Island

Block Island Lighthouse

The ambiance is quaint and old fashion! If you're from New England, or a boater, it's known as "The Block."

Visit  on the porch overlooking the ocean at the Narragansett Inn, Ballards or check out the Chamber of Commerce for information on the many Bed and Breakfasts or AirnB that line the streets.

Block Island Bed andBreakfast

Block Island Bed and Breakfast Inns

Block Island Farms

After visiting the Block Island beaches, don’t forget to stop for some traditional New England seafood clam cakes or clam pie and Del’s Lemonade, Rhode Island staples!

Check out my Handmade Crochet Dish Cloths from Moomettes Crochet if you bring back some beach plum jelly for baking !

Handmade Cotton Dish Cloths

If you Go:
More Information On Block Island Ferries: Go Block Island

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