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Address: Corn Neck Rd, Sandy Point, Cow Cove, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
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Rock engraved with the names of the settlers who immigrated to the region...

Rock engraved with the names of the settlers who immigrated to the region in the 17th century.

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The Rock is a nice touch to BI's past. I also enjoyed being about to see the lighthouse from there. The view of the ocean is beautiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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179 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The Rock is a nice touch to BI's past. I also enjoyed being about to see the lighthouse from there. The view of the ocean is beautiful.

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Denver, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We rode bikes from the port all the way up here. Upon recovering with a Del's lemonade and a Gatorade, we were able to enjoy the view. It might have been the 90 degree temperatures but the trip seemed quite long; I would recommend a scooter or car/bus instead. The view is quite nice and you have the option to... More 

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Thank Andy B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Many just visit and enjoy places like this without a thought to those who made it possible with their curiosity, exploration and often bravery. This acknowledges those pioneers.

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Thank Richard C
Durham, Connecticut
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Great place to start the day. An easy walk to the north lighthouse with spectacular views. Great for photos, stacking stones and just plain relaxing. Nice ride getting there admiring the beautiful homes along the way.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We took mopeds up to this area and it was awesome. There is even a lighthouse you can walk to. It was the perfect spot for pictures with some interesting history of the settlers on Block Island. It was a great place to visit by moped or bike.

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Thank Kaitlyn M
medway
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very nice piece of history. views are beautiful and next to a great walking path to the Light house.

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Thank lincolnlady64
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Its a great beach for sitting and viewing and also for stacking rocks! Its a beautiful beach. If you are renting bikes or mopeds its a great jaunt for that!

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Niantic, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love the history of Block Island and it was so nice to finally get to this Settler's Rock - the names are on it and it is from 1661 - 1911! Amazing!

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Thank Jeri D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It's not the rock it's the view and beach that make it worth the trip. However, if you love history the rock is worth looking at.

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Thank Mark K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

After driving, biking, mopeding etc. all the way down corn neck rd. most people are relieved to find they have reached the north lighthouse parking lot. There are photographs to be taken, scenery to take in, however if you look closer you will find settlers rock. This rock is a gift from the towns people commemorating 330 years of history.... More 

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