Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Block Island, RI
Block Island can be the perfect getaway. It has great beaches, bars, restaurants, biking, hiking, diving, swimming, surfing, and some of the best fishing in the Northeast. And it’s easily accessible from Long Island, Connecticut, Pt. Judith, and Newport.
Block Island has much to offer all coastal travelers, and Great Salt Pond (New Harbor) provides a perfect refuge for any boater. There is a large anchorage, as well as a number of mooring fields and three full-service marinas.
While it has become somewhat commercialized over the years, Block Island remains a relatively unspoiled getaway, with pristine beaches, breathtaking cliff top views (On a clear day, you can see three states from the bluff at Dorry’s Cove), and unique collection of shops, bars, and restaurants.
Block Island also offers some of the best fishing in Northeast, the waters around Block Island are ripe with Blue Fish, Striped Bass, Blue Fin Tuna and more.
When to Go
The best time to cruise to Block Island is in late May, June, or September. From July 4th to Labor Day, especially on weekends, Block Island is extremely crowded. If you plan to visit in the height of summer, do so during the week in order to enjoy all the island has to offer without fighting the crowds that daytrip by ferry on weekends.
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