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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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GREAT LIGHTHOUSE ABOVE THE BEACH BUT REQUIRES A WALK

The one mile round trip hike in sand to the lighthouse is a gorgeous trip, but not an easy walk if you have foot trouble like my wife. Unfortunately, you can't go up in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Charlie P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The one mile round trip hike in sand to the lighthouse is a gorgeous trip, but not an easy walk if you have foot trouble like my wife. Unfortunately, you can't go up in the tower, but you can tour the keeper's area. You also can't swim at the beach due to dangerous currents. Be sure and go to Southeast... More 

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Thank Charlie P
Gill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic mile round trip hike to the lighthouse. If the lighthouse happens to be opened when you arrive, I very much recommend you take the time to tour it. The donations I believe were three dollars. There was a male and a female working the lighthouse and they are so informative and seemed to answer all of... More 

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Thank woodsnick18
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All the way at the north end of the island but well worth the drive or ride. Theres a small parking lot for cars and bikes. Just know its about a quarter mile or so away from the parking lot so there is a bit of a hike through the sand.

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Thank Clint M
Manchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As you can see by the photograph, to get to this lighthouse is a hike! You can drive, bike, moped or walk to the parking lot. Then you have a long walk along a beach to get to the lighthouse. Inside the lighthouse there are a lot of photographs documenting its history. There were also 2 people that answered any... More 

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Thank cvliet
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since the point is north, the light house can be seen from the north, east, and west. Makes for a great place to watch the sunrise and sunset. Great fishing beach as well. Beware, not a swimming beach.

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Thank picc_2
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lighthouse is nice but the best part is the area is a nature preserve and rookery for gulls. You cant walk on the dunes, but from the edge with binoculars you can see parents feeding their chicks in late June.

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Thank LolaBarr
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another beautiful spot on the island is the North Lighthouse. Nice and breezy walk along the beach to the very tip of the island, not very crowded. Dogs are allowed, but must be on the leash not to disturb the wild birds.

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Thank Bubbleslv
New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this lighthouse! You can park and then walk the beach in to see the lighthouse close up. It is a long walk in the sand. But the scenery is incredible...very peaceful there. It has a wildlife type bird sanctuary in the back with tons of seagulls nesting there when we visited. It is just so picturesque there. We... More 

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Thank snow_beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this light house is small but beautiful be prepare for a long walk on the beach to get to it .at the end is all worth it

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Thank Janet M
Sparta, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to this lighthouse. However, we did see people on mopeds and bikes. Most people drove to this destination though. We walked the beach all the way to the lighthouse and then back. It a nice lighthouse. You cannot go inside though.

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