Block Island, Rhode Island, USA
Block Island is part of the U.S. state of Rhode Island and is located in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 13 miles (21 km) south of the coast of Rhode Island, 14 miles (23 km) east of Montauk Point on Long Island, and is separated from the Rhode Island mainland by Block Island Sound.
The island is a popular summer tourist destination and is known for its bicycling, hiking, sailing, fishing, and beaches. Two historic lighthouses are present on the island: Block Island North Light, on the northern tip of the island, and Block Island Southeast Light, on the southeast side of the island. Much of the northwest tip of the island is an undeveloped natural area and resting stop for birds along the Atlantic Flyway.
Things to see and do
* Southeast Lighthouse
* Monhegan Bluffs
* North Lighthouse
* Block Island Historical Society Museum
* Rodman’s Hollow
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area - 25.21 sq. km’s
Population – 1,010 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Travel Links – New England Airlines offers regularly scheduled 12-minute flights to Block Island State Airport from Westerly, Rhode Island.
The island is connected year-round by a ferry to Point Judith, and in summer to New London, Connecticut; Montauk, New York; and Newport, Rhode Island. The traditional ferry, takes about an hour to reach the island from Point Judith. A high-speed ferry on the same route takes 35 minutes. Another high-speed ferry from New London, Connecticut to Block Island takes an hour and a half.