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Address: Corn Neck Rd., New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
Phone Number: 401 466 3200
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Granite built lighthouse at Sandy Point, Block Island.

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Rented a bike and biked a long distance to get there but worth it. I went late in the afternoon all by myself and it was peaceful. You must walk all the way to the end. I sat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Rented a bike and biked a long distance to get there but worth it. I went late in the afternoon all by myself and it was peaceful. You must walk all the way to the end. I sat there and listened to the waves for a long time. So quiet and peaceful! Lots of rocks there if that's your thing!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Pretty drive up Corn Neck Road to park the car and then a short hike next to the National Wildlife Refuge on the beach to the tip where the lighthouse sits. Well worth to see this historical beacon.

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Thank mjayBoston
Manchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is probably one of the most popular spots on the island. Everyone on a bike, scooter or car ends up here at some point during the day. About a 1 mile walk on the beach to the light house and beyond to the point. Went in but did not pay for the tour. The upstairs was not open to... More 

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Thank daviddQ8181ES
Kings Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

self-guided tour, and you need to buy the tour to use the bathroom. Climbing to the light was not possible (closed) on the day we went, not sure if it is ever open to the public. However, just past the lighthouse is a beautiful beach that is part of the nature conservancy land. most of the year it is closed... More 

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Thank Marie D
Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Walked out here from town. Cycling or scootering would have been more sensible, but cheating :) The road is quite narrow and gets busy so be warned. I'm not sure I would take young children via anything but car. Total walk took about 3 hours right to the lighthouse and back to town at a fairly sedate pace. It's mostly... More 

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We rode bikes to the North Lighthouse. The road goes up to Settler's rock, after which vehicles and bicycles are prohibited. The road is sandy winding along the shoreline. It is about a 1/2 mile walk, which takes longer as it is in sand. The North Lighthouse is only open during the weekends so we were not able to enter.... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Drive up to the end of the road. Lovely view. Very rocky coast6, and it would be a very long walk to the lighthouse.

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Abington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Stopped here on our drive around the island- beautiful views. Was quite windy that day, so didn't walk all the way out, but it would make for a nice hike.

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Be sure to follow the path beyond the lighthouse to see the tee-pee and the northern tip of the island where the waves approach from opposite directions!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Love this lighthouse! Sitting on the northernmost tip of Block Island, it stands alone amidst the sand and the sea, and provides a stalwart backdrop to the beautiful and serene sunsets you can see here. My favorite place on the Island! It is worth the walk to see up close. Highly recommended!

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