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Aldo's BakeryAldo's Bakery

For pastries, desserts, ice cream, coffees and full breakfast, look for Aldo's on Weldon's Way.

Chapel SweetsChapel Sweets

Famous for the fudge! “Islanders say that our fudge can’t be beat... you be the judge.” Home of the Sandy Feet Turtle!

Abrams' Animal FarmAbrams' Animal Farm

A collection of exotic and domestic animals is maintained by Justin Abrams, owner of the 1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses.

North Light FibersNorth Light Fibers

A working yarn mill, retail store and fiber center. Tour the mill and see specialty yarns being made from exotics like alpaca, yak, camel, bamboo, silk and merino.

Block Island Parasail & Water SportsBlock Island Parasail & Water Sports LIVE GOODIE: Fly Hight

Block Island Parasail & Water Sports has since 1989 offered a variety of fun-filled entertainment for the entire family.

Pond & Beyond Guided Kayak ToursPond & Beyond Guided Kayak Tours

Daily eco-tours, kid programs, family tours, groups, full moon paddle, sunset paddle, women only. Instruction for beginners.

Rustic Rides Farm.Rustic Rides Farm.

Many consider a sunset ride on the west side of the island to be the most memorable experience of a Block Island stay.

Building BlocksBuilding Blocks

Fun? We’ve got it! A great selection of boogie boards, body boards, skim boards and beach toys.

Island Bound Book StoreIsland Bound Book Store

BI’s only bookstore offers lots of room to relax and browse and stocks a wide variety of fine literature for all ages.

BI ConservancyBI Conservancy

The Block Island Conservancy was established in 1972 to “maintain habitat for birds and animals, to protect the view of hills rolling to the sea, to provide walking trails and quiet recreation to islanders and visitors.”

Historical Society MuseumHistorical Society Museum

A collection of Block Island artifacts from the farming and fishing period to the rise of tourism in the Victorian era.

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!

The Sacred LabyrinthThe Sacred Labyrinth

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.

Settler's RockSettler's Rock

At the northern end of Block Island you’ll find this granite marker that lists the names of the island’s original English settlers.

The MazeThe Maze

Kids are a-mazed by this tangle of interconnected trails. Follow Clay Head Trail and take your pick of trails!

Ian Kortbek State ParkIan Kortbek State Park

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.