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Yoga, pilates, movement, and wellness plus juices, smoothies and healthy foods.
Single and tandem kayaks, and rental snorkeling gear. A great activity center for the whole family!
Block Island Parasail & Water Sports has since 1989 offered a variety of fun-filled entertainment for the entire family.
Bored at the beach? Try stand-up paddleboarding, kiteboarding or surfing! Store stocks the latest beach and surf gear.
Daily eco-tours, kid programs, family tours, groups, full moon paddle, sunset paddle, women only. Instruction for beginners.
A family-run company that has shown off spectacular Block Island sunsets for the past 15 years. The 45-foot trimaran sails from New Harbor three times a day.
Many consider a sunset ride on the west side of the island to be the most memorable experience of a Block Island stay.
Home of the famous 'Eat Fish' T-shirts, Twin Maples has been family owned and operated for three generations.
On the shores of the beautiful Great Salt Pond, the Block Island Club is open to everyone, with memberships ranging from one week to full-summer.
Tour Block Island by water on a stand-up paddleboard. The only NSSIA master-certified SUP-surf school on the island.
An Island tradition since 1982, specializing in trolling for striped bass, bluefish and bonito. Drift fishing for fluke, black sea bass and porgies is also available.
From the top of the 150-foot cliffs along Mohegan Trail you can see Montauk Point, at the tip of Long Island, NY. At Payne Overlook, a few hundred yards west of the Southeast Lighthouse, stairs with more than 150 steps descend to the beach below.
This unique ravine is a fine example of what’s called a glacial outwash basin (a remnant from the last ice age).
Local market on Wednesdays & Saturdays. Expect to find fresh produce, arts and crafts, and other island-made offerings.
Stomp around in the mud!
Frequent live music at Ballard's restaurant is one draw for beachgoers. It is also an excellent setup for a deep-water swim. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer.
Fred Benson Town Beach is owned and operated by the town and staffed with lifeguards. Public restrooms, changing areas, hot showers ($2 per token). No admission fee.
West Beach presents a truly different experience. The beach here is lightly trafficked, has calm surf and offers perhaps the island’s best beach walk.
Vail Beach in summer can be either rocky or deep in fine sand, depending on changes wrought by winter storms.
Scotch Beach is at the center of the larger Crescent Beach, which comprises the island’s eastern beachfront stretching from town to Jerry’s Point.
BI's grandest beach. The island’s biggest home once sat here like a jewel high above the beach and nearby Jerry’s Point.
Well-sheltered beachfront at the south end of Crescent Beach. Here, kids can play in shallow waters, catch small crabs, find mussels, wrestle with seaweed, maybe even find a sand dollar.
Small and generally uncrowded black-sand beach, with nice sunset views of Long Island. The waters are usually calm and access is easy. Excellent beach for swimming and snorkeling, and for picnics!
Named after a large, dark rock hidden under 10 feet of water. While certainly not the best place for lying on the beach, sandy stretches can be found. Stunning scenery.
A labyrinth of small stones, with a beautiful view of the North Light and Sachem Pond. The labyrinth is a single winding path that leads to the center point and back out.
Kids are a-mazed by this tangle of interconnected trails. Follow Clay Head Trail and take your pick of trails!
Bring skateboards or rollerblades (helmets required), or just hit the playground.
This exciting new community-based gallery offers more than just wall art. Heart Space holds art classes for young and old, in a variety of mediums.
Captain Mitch Chagnon enjoys catching fish—but he prefers to let other do the fishing aboard his 31-foot JC fishing vessel, Sakarak.
The North Face and Helly Hanson have a base camp on Block Island — at a “brand new” shop on the back porch of the National Hotel!