Scroll through snapshots of scenic views from Block Island, where calm is contagious and beauty is king.
On Block Island's northeast shore, dawn's light gilds Clayhead Cliffs, accessible from Corn Neck Road via a nature trail.
All kinds of pleasure craft ply the peaceful waters of Great Salt Pond. A narrow strip of land protects both the pond and the channel that connects it to the ocean.
What seems like an ocean of rocks lines a quiet sea presided over by North Light in the distance.
You can walk, bike, or drive to Block Island's two lighthouses, North Light (shown here) and Southeast Light, both open to visitors in season. Southeast Light is undergoing renovation after being moved back from the crumbling brink of the imposing Mohegan Bluffs.
Rambling stone walls and farm buildings (some converted into homes) dot Block Island's landscape, reflecting a long history of agriculture. The walls and rolling hills give the island a surprising resemblance to the English countryside.