Block Island

Block Island is located 13 miles out to sea. So, get ready for adventure; the only way to travel to the island is by boat or plane. It is certainly worth the trip!  Block Island is spectacular and becomes more beautiful with each changing season.

The island is surrounded by 17 miles of beach.  More than 43 percent of the island has been preserved; twenty-eight miles of walking trails are maintained for your use. There are acres of open space which are a haven for flora and fauna, it’s no wonder Block Island was named one of the “last great places” in the western hemisphere by The Nature Conservancy. Walking and biking are an excellent way to take in the rolling hills and stunning vistas, but that all depends on the visitor; many decide to rent a bike, car or moped, jump in a taxi, or view your surroundings in a helicopter or on horseback.

If you are looking for an activity there is something for everyone. You can swim, kayak, paddleboard, parasail, surf, bike, go charter fishing, or relax on the beach. Browse through our unique boutiques and galleries, grab a bite to eat in one of our fine restaurants or visit the nightclubs for live entertainment.

Block Island was settled by 16 farming and fishing families in 1661 and more than 200 years later it became a vacation destination. Block Island in the 1880’s went through a building boom and many of the historic buildings that you see today are from that Victorian Period. Staying in one of these iconic hotels is like stepping back in time.

The Block Island Chamber of Commerce is ready to help you plan your special Block Island vacation. We can assist you in your decision on where to stay on the island, where to eat, where to shop, and what to do! (401) 466-2474 Water Street, Block Island

We are located at the Old Harbor Ferry Landing.  

We hope to see you soon!

Island Events

The Block Island Wind Farm,

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Sep
20
Fri
10:00 pm Poor People’s Pub 80’s Prom Party
Poor People’s Pub 80’s Prom Party
Sep 20 @ 10:00 pm
Poor People’s Pub – 80’s Prom Party Dress up and have a ball!
Sep
21
Sat
9:00 am Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
This market will be held at the Spring House Hotel
5:00 pm Spring Street Gallery presents C...
Spring Street Gallery presents C...
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cindy Wilson. photography
Sep
24
Tue
7:00 pm Soundwave Movie Night
Soundwave Movie Night
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SOUNDWAVES MOVIE NIGHT – every Tuesday (weather permitting) Bring a beach chair and blanket Family friendly event Pack in, pack out  
Sep
25
Wed
9:00 am Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
This market will be held at the Spring House Hotel
Sep
28
Sat
9:00 am Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
This market will be held at the Spring House Hotel
1:30 pm Magical History Tour by bus
Magical History Tour by bus
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
The Block Island Chamber of Commerce is offering a historic bus tour with an accomplished guide. Tour will take approximately 1hour and 15 minutes. Sign up at the Chamber office or go to Eventbrite.com to[...]
Oct
2
Wed
9:00 am Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
This market will be held at the Spring House Hotel
Oct
5
Sat
9:00 am Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
This market will be held at the Spring House Hotel
12:00 pm Poor People’s Pub Oktoberfest
Poor People’s Pub Oktoberfest
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm
Celebrate Oktoberfest in Style! All day event
Oct
9
Wed
9:00 am Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
This market will be held at the Spring House Hotel
Oct
12
Sat
9:00 am Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Farmer’s Market at the Spring House
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
This market will be held at the Spring House Hotel

Experience Block Island

Sepember 27th-29th

Block Island Weather
59°
Sunny
06:3218:47 EDT
Feels like: 58°F
Wind: 7mph W
Humidity: 74%
Pressure: 30.22"Hg
UV index: 0
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The Chamber Travel Planner

Want to know what to do, where to go, and what to see and eat while on Block Island? The Chamber’s Travel Planner has all the information you need to get up to speed. Click on the image or the button to open this year’s Chamber Travel Planner.