BLOCK ISLAND: One of the "Last Great Places"
Would you like to experience historic Atlantic island
life without the attendant tourist economy and crowded
peak-time crowds? Block Island is the place for you.
The island is a working-class community which welcomes
the well-behaved to its shores with open arms. It's
a truly affordable place to experience the island life
of the Atlantic coast. It's a family-oriented resort
with affordable accomodations boasting great fishing,
bicycling, swimming, hiking and nature watching. Bird
watchers flock there in the fall as it's a preferred
stopping place for almost every migratory species on
its way south.
The beaches are spectacular and the island boasts the
only other "white cliffs" in the Northern Hemisphere,
a sister site to the world famous "White Cliffs of
Dover" on the English Channel. Many say the island
is as close to Ireland as you can get without traveling
across the Atlantic.