Consider a Day on Block Island- Rhode Island’s Best Kept Secret

Block Island Rhode Island

It is another world on Block Island RI


Consider a Day on Block Island- Rhode Island’s Best Kept Secret


It is the escape anyone might be looking for…stress free, full of sun and beaches, great food at the restaurants, boating haven for sure and yes so much more- that is right I am talking about RI’s best kept secret Block Island in RI real estate.

Pristine in landscape, rolling hills (really, on this small island of 17 miles of beaches), high bluffs and precipices, Block Island captivates the soul.

Scooting away aboard the Block Island ferry from Galilee RI, it is a 50 minute ferry ride to Old Harbor which is where the town is. We’re going to BI we shout out as we pull away from the dock!  It is a smooth sail over and pulling into Old Harbor where the marinas are ( as well as New Harbor), motoring or sailing your boat into this picturesque ‘Bermuda of the North’ island is on a first come, first served placement for dock space.  So be early!

Most people will bring their bikes over from the mainland to pedal the roadways or rent mopeds to explore Block Island.


The Block Island View

Either way drivers are use to being very tolerant in sharing the roadways with the tourists.  This island is here to be explored by all who come to view the lighthouses to the beach pathways, there is a full day’s worth of exploration to be had.  Don’t forget about Southeast Light – it almost went into the ocean before this historic lighthouse was moved back from the edge of the Bluffs.

You might want to shop a bit, pick up a Block Island souvenir or just decide to eat up a storm at the many great restaurants that line the roadway in town.  We hit ‘sushi Bob’ s’ place up and it was, as I have heard, the best place to get sushi I have been to!  The lines were long and we took a number and hope he doesn’t run out of spicy tuna rolls before my number is called.

BI's beach and harbor

Block Island’s beach

Live music wafts through the air as you wander down to BI’s Crescent Beach which is the town beach and yes, it is free to all.  Woo hoo! Nothing like the salt water and waves to set you at ease and ponder the beautiful creation of simple enjoyment at hand.  Relaxation was the order of the day and I was starting to feel like jello for sure.

A day in the life of a RI coastal real estate agent is to explore and appreciate the landscapes of one’s state even when busy – for how else can you market it?!  You will find 95% of the BI real estate here over $1 million and up to nearly $8 million.  It is high priced real estate and deep pockets are required especially since most of the homes are summer homes for out of state dwellers.  If you have the dollars, I can find the BI real estate to match your needs…with 40 Block Island homes for sale on the small island there is a diverse selection to choose from.

Catching the last ferry was hard ’cause we just did not want to leave and yet there are plenty of hotels and B & B’s to stay in on BI.  One thing you will not find is any hotel chains or restaurant chains on BI…it is kept that way for a reason.  So come and enjoy southern Rhode Island’s best kept secret Block IslandConsider a Day on Block Island- Rhode Island’s Best Kept Secret.


 Ginny Lacey Gorman is your go to RI coastal real estate agent for homes in Block Island RI and beyond…knowing the geographic area, schools, happenings,important tidbits of information and businesses well.

Waterfront, oceanfront, luxury and coastal RI real estate are her specialty but all of RI is her backyard.   When you are in need of a good professional for your buying and selling needs and an internet savvy marketer who sells RI houses in this real estate market – call Ginny at 401.529.7849.


  1. Kristine Ginsberg says

    Ginny – when we were kids (5-16) we used to take our boat from Greenport, Long Island to Block Island and stay at the 1661 Inn and dine at Ballards. Block Island holds some of my finest childhood memories and it’s a wonderful place to visit! Great articlel!