A wild oasis: Block Island

In the Atlantic Ocean, just 20 km south of Rhode Island, United States, Block Island  is a New England oasis. This island offers great natural beauty and some of the most unspoiled white sand beaches. Moreover it has clear waters and spectacular cliffs.

History

Named after Adrian Block, a Dutch explorer who arrived there in 1614, this isle is also called the “Bermuda of the North,” because of its isolated rocky and sandy beaches. Above all, Bloch Island is a holiday destination that can only be accessed by boats and small planes. Visitors can relax, walk or use bicycles to move around. The will enjoy hiking, walking and biking trails or taking fish trips for tuna or marlin.

Attractions

Mohegan Bluffs is one of the attractions of the island. An impressive ocean view from the nearly 50 meters high cliffs. In fact, it takes more than 140 stairs to get down to the beach.

In addition, near the old harbor visitors can find nice boutiques and galleries with exclusive craft shops by local artists. Moreover, they can try different cafes and restaurant with local specialties and international cuisine. Most of restaurants and hotels are locally owned and some of the original hotels built in the 1800’s are still open today.

Further more, Block Island is a perfect family destination, offering different attractions for children and adults. They can visit the Providence Children’s Museum  and the Roger Williams Park Zoo with animals from all over the world.

With its gorgeous beaches, good food and its Victorian charm, Block Island has become a wedding destination for both simple and sophisticated events.

Info: http://www.blockislandinfo.com/

Photo credit: © Block Island Tourism Council

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