Peaceful, Easy Block Island
Scroll through snapshots of scenic views from Block Island, where calm is contagious and beauty is king.
Splendor at Sunrise
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.
Between a Rock and a Calm Place
What seems like an ocean of rocks lines a quiet sea presided over by North Light in the distance.
The Mohegan Bluffs face rocky, fast water (good for surfing, bad for ships).
North Light keeps a lonely vigil on the island's northernmost tip.
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.
Rocky Crash Course
The dramatically picturesque Mohegan Bluffs on the island's southeast side descend to a coast with great surfing, a rock-and-sand beach, and knockout sunsets.