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Blue Dory InnBlue Dory Inn

Located in the Old Harbor historic district, the Blue Dory Inn has garnered praise in national publications.

Sullivan HouseSullivan House

The Sullivan House offers the best of Block Island—elegance, natural beauty and fine cuisine.


Travelers staying at this “Jewel of the Sea” have made a fine choice. Avonlea boasts large common areas and a broad porch overlooking Crescent Beach.

Mosquito BeachMosquito Beach

Stomp around in the mud!

Ballard's BeachBallard's Beach

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 BeachFred Benson Town Beach

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 BeachWest Beach

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 BeachVail Beach

Vail Beach in summer can be either rocky or deep in fine sand, depending on changes wrought by winter storms.

Scotch BeachScotch Beach

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.

Mansion BeachMansion Beach

BI's grandest beach. The island’s biggest home once sat here like a jewel high above the beach and nearby Jerry’s Point.

Kid BeachKid Beach

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.

Dorry's CoveDorry's Cove

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!

Charlestown BeachCharlestown Beach

Ssandy, peaceful beach that is popular with fishermen. The beach is quite large, and the waters are tranquil.

Black Rock BeachBlack Rock Beach

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.

Los GatitosLos Gatitos

Enjoy lunch with a view of Crescent Beach at this outdoor Mexican restaurant, on the deck at Yellow Kittens Tavern. A well-honed menu featuring a tasty combination of Tex-Mex and traditional Mexican items.