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North Lighthouse

Corn Neck Rd., Block Island, RI
401 466 3200
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Block Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Description: Granite built lighthouse at Sandy Point, Block Island.
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Baltimore, USA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very interesting museum. Lots of history here. Worth the visit. Not such a long walk as some say. Get in shape folks! Nice beach walk to a lovely historic structure.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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347 reviews 347 reviews
140 attraction reviews
892 helpful votes 892 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Block Island North Light is located off the end of Corn Neck Road at the very northern tip of the “pork chop bone” end of the island. To get there from the docks, one needs transportation----car, moped, bicycle, or taxi. Once there, it’s about a 3/4 mile hike over a beach sand path that takes 20+ minutes. For those unable... More

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Daytona Beach
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Park at the north end of Corneck Road at Settler's Rock, and walk up the beach to the North Lighthouse and the spit of sand that forms the north end of Block Island. Standing there, the mainland is 13 miles away, but it feels like a world away. On the incoming tide, the water rushes north on both sides of... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The hike from the parking area was very pretty --- get here early because parking is limited--- follow the beach along to the North Light --- stop at Settlers rock and read the stone---one at the light house the views toward the main land is amazing --- there is an interactive center that was not open at the time we... More

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New England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

After a walk down the beach which will give your calves a workout, we made it to a beautiful lighthouse with beautiful views. It is a self-guided tour but the workers are very informative about the lighthouse and its history. To note: lighthouse tour cost $3 and they are always in need of singles ($1). The lighthouse is closed 2... More

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Hartford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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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7 helpful votes 7 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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