Fred Benson Town Beach
Block Island, Rhode IslandBarefoot or bicycles is the vibe of this tiny (11-square-mile) island off the southern New England coast. Long, lean, and pewter-colored, Fred Benson Town Beach rides a sandy isthmus between Great Salt Pond and the open Atlantic. Summer booms with kayak, boogie board, and umbrella rentals.
Hotel Recommendation: Stay at the 1661 Inn & Hotel Manisses. Read our review.