Tourists enjoying the beaches and cliffs of Block Island (Photo: Justin Starr Photography/
Block Island (Photo: Justin Starr Photography/

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Block Island

Block Island is tiny island off the southern coast of Rhode Island with an absolutely breathtaking landscape. At nearly every turn on Block Island there are havens of undisturbed nature where wildlife thrives. Travelers can get a taste of the island's natural abundance on any of its 28 miles of walking trails and 17 miles of beach, both rocky and sandy. The island can even be seen on horseback or via helicopter.

The clay cliffs that form Mohegan Bluff and the South East Lighthouse that sits atop it are probably Block Island's most iconic sights, and absolutely worth visiting for the views alone. For those who prefer to really get moving in all that nature, there are lots of options from parasailing and paddleboarding to surfing and swimming.

Shore Excursions

About Block Island


Block Island is one of the best places to view Rhode Island’s native flora and fauna


The island is quite hilly so it might be challenging for the less active

Bottom Line

Block Island’s natural attractions make it a haven for outdoorsy, adventurous types

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