Written by Missy Johnston
Historic Block Island Harbor, Rhode Island
Off the coast of Rhode Island lies Block Island, a roughly 21-square-mile New England paradise. Few places offer a more pleasant combination of New England’s charms with laid-back island lifestyles than Block Island, which is just one reason it’s featured as one of the stops during a New England private yacht cruise.
Here’s what to do on beautiful Block Island, RI before continuing on the rest of your yacht charter cruise.
Explore the cliffs and bluffs by the shore
The Bluffs-Block Island
More than a hundred steps lie between the top of Mohegan Bluffs and the beach below. It is worth taking every step, because the beach is a secluded spot that is perfect for quiet and relaxation, while the top of the bluffs offer spectacular views of the landscape and seas sans arduous exercise.
Visit the famous Ballard’s Bar
Featuring a private beach, tiki bar, sand, sun, volleyball, and live music, Ballard’s is a well-known Block Island place not to miss.
Enjoy jazz music at The Atlantic Inn
The Atlantic Inn is a charming place that offers cocktails, tapas, jazz, and a lovely front lawn from which to soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
Great Salt Pond, Block Island, RI
Take a nature walk through Rodman’s Hollow
The combination of beaches, seaside bluffs, and classic New England woods makes Rodman’s Hollow a spectacular place for a leisurely stroll. Handmade glass orbs made for the Glass Float Project decorate the entire area.
Visit the North and Southeast Lights
North Lighthouse, Block Island
Two well-known lighthouses are the North Light and the Southeast Light. The historic North Light is located next to a museum and a monument to the island’s first settlers, while the Southeast Light is located next to the Mohegan Bluffs.
Eat lobster avocado BLTs at Dead Eye Dicks
Block Island has many wonderful places to eat, but the lobster avocado BLT at Dead Eye Dicks is second to none. A sunset meal offers a great view of the spectacular evening sky from the restaurant’s deck.
Enjoy all there is to see and do on Block Island, but overall, just enjoy being docked or anchored in the Salt Pond and visiting this lovely quintessential New England Island.