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

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The Northern Light is a serious bike ride away from town for those not in shape. Remember, once you get there you have a walk of about a 1/2 mile through sand tot he light house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The Northern Light is a serious bike ride away from town for those not in shape. Remember, once you get there you have a walk of about a 1/2 mile through sand tot he light house. The walk is very nice and you have a view of he ocean and the light house all the way. The beach out by... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There are only two downsides to the north lighthouse: the first is the quarter mile walk on loose cobblestones to get there; and the building is closed. Only the grounds are open to the public. Sadly, that's the case for most lighthouses in the states. The walk isn't really an issue as long as you're wearing sensible shoes.

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Hamptons, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Beautiful old building in what looks like near perfect condition! Great photo options. A charge to enter the upper portion of the Lighthouse.

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Boston, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Its a nice long bike ride to this lighthouse - followed by a beautiful beach walk out to the light house - unfortunately it was closed when we walked up - but still enjoyable to get out there!

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New Delhi, India
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48 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Ride to the northern tip of the island a spark near the lake/settler's rock. Then walk on the stony beach towards the lighthouse. We didn't complete it but I am sure it must be lovely. The beach is a little difficult to walk because of the gravel.

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Newport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

North light is probably better seen at a distance, as the monolith guards the north point of Block Island. It is nice to see, but it is usually closed to the public, and it is about a 20 min walk each way across a rocky beach. It is somehting you moght want to do once, but I would rather just... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

You should be in good shape if you do this as it is a hike from the parking area over 1/2 mile but it was the highlight of my trip to the island and if the weather is nice say 70 degrees or warmer bring your bathing suit and a towel. There are no lifeguards so either bring a friend... More 

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Morton, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

tough ride on a rental bike, not properly adjusted. Then I learned, about a 1 mile walk on a rocky beach. Use a moped.

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New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We spent two days at this beach and it beautiful. Because the walk can be a little hard at the beginning, we had a much privacy.

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Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We did not walk out there, but took other hikes instead. Had a great tailgate picnic in the parking lot!

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Address: Address: Corn Neck Rd., Block Island, RI
Phone Number: 401 466 3200
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island

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