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North Lighthouse

Corn Neck Rd., Block Island, RI
401 466 3200
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Block Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Description: Granite built lighthouse at Sandy Point, Block Island.
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Hartford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Stunning lighthouse, great views of the mainland, and make sure to walk out to the northernmost tip, where the two surfs meet, very cool to watch them crash into each other.

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited several beaches on Block Island by bike. Vail, Clayhead, and Grace's cove. All were lovely and unspoilt. But the North Lighthouse was the most scenic and dramatic, with a beautiful landscape and including the protected bird sanctuary. A very special part of the island tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The walk on the beach is very rocky and I wore the wrong kind of shoes. It is a breathtaking experience.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This requires a 3/4 mile hike over the beach to reach the light house. It is open for tours but not everyday. Check to see which days. I was not there a day it was open but it was a nice walk.

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Mount Sinai, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Picturesque and has nice historical displays, but it is a very long walk along the beach to get there.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Didn't make it to the lighthouse, but biked up to where the road ended. Cool view of the ocean and the hot dog vendor was an extra treat.

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Coppell, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The lighthouse has some photos and information and is a good photo op, but the walk would be difficult for anyone with mobility issues.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took a ride to the northern tip of Block Island to see this lighthouse. The walk from the parking lot to the lighthouse is free-form; you have to walk along the shoreline across whatever rocks, stones, and debris are there. Not very convenient. We chose to admire the facility from afar. The Southeast Lighthouse is much more easily accessible... More

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Baldwin Place
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Northern Lighthouse is at the very northern tip of Block Island. On our last day we decided to rent mopends and explore the island. Our first stop was the Northern Lighthouse about 4 miles north of Old Harbor. We rode along the shoreline passing both Scotch Beach and Mansion Beach and then eventually passing Sachem Pond and the end... More

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Toms River, NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stop by the lighthouse and take a tour of it. The history is amazing! The tour guides were very nice and knowledgeable. And you get a wonderful view from the top!

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