The Block Island Times

The Block Island Chamber of Commerce
is ready to help you plan your special Block Island vacation.  We can assist you in your decision on where to stay on the island, where to eat, where to shop, and what to do!  

We have a travel planner for your convenience, and a wealth of information here on our website, including special events.  We can even process gift certificates for many of our island hotels & lodgings, restaurants and shops.

We are located at the ferry dock at Old Harbor, and are open every day in the Summer from 9 - 5, and open Monday through Friday in the Spring & Fall from 10 - 3.

800-383-BIRI (2474)

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There's so much to do and see on Block Island!

When you’re here, you’ll soon find out that the beach is everywhere and the only question is which beach you want to explore.

The Island’s 17 miles of beaches offer many choices. Within walking distance of the ferry landing is three-mile Crescent Beach, which is divided into three glorious parts: the Fredrick J. Benson Beach, Scotch Beach, where the locals go, and Mansion Beach, situated beneath cliffs and the stone walls of a vanished mansion.

Mohegan Bluffs inspire awe with breathtaking vistas of the rocky shore below and Montauk Point on the horizon. Perched atop the majestic bluffs is the Southeast Lighthouse. Its sister beacon, the restored North Light, sits on the opposite side of the Island above rose-strewn dunes. Both lighthouses offer tours.

The Greenway, a network of trails that wind for more than 30 miles, offers a peaceful retreat for the occasional stroller or the serious hiker. Meandering paths lead from Rodman’s Hollow to cliffs of clay and the coastline.

The best way to tour Block Island depends on the visitor. Rent a bike, jump in a taxi, head to the airport for an aerial tour, or view your surroundings on horseback!

Charter boats are available for deep-sea fishing or you can cast your line in the surf. The 365 fresh water ponds are home to bass, perch, and pickerel.

You can snorkel, scuba dive, kayak, or parasail; play tennis, croquet or basketball; ride a horse or sail into the sunset.

Children's activities include a story hour at the library, Nature Conservancy and Oceanview Foundation programs and petting zoo.

Live entertainment from rock to reggae can be found in Island nightclubs. Movie theaters show first-run films. Concerts, gallery openings, and lectures fill the summer calendar.

There is something exciting for everyone, at every age, here on Block Island!


Restaurant Week in Full Swing

On the island and wondering where to eat? We’ve made it easy for you this week. From June 14 – 23, 18 Block Island restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week! Here, you’ll find three-course prix-fixe meals and specials. Lunch meals range from $10-$15 and dinner costs within $20-$30. It’s ...
2013 Double Ender Mugs Are In

Come in and purchase the 2013 mug. See the new color and continue or start your collection
Esta's Park

Only 4 bricks left! Form's available at or call 401 466-2472
Only 6 Bricks Left!

Esta's Park is almost completed we have 6 bricks left to sell. So if you would like to purchase one contact the Chamber of Commerce 401 466-2474. Don't delay or you will miss out on having a piece of Block Island.
Esta' Park ~ Only 25 Bricks Left!

Looking to get that special gift for the holidays? There is still time to purchase a brick in Esta's Park. They are going fast and we only have 25 left so call now. (401) 466-2474 or email