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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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Beautiful. Alone, but not lonely.

This is a beautiful place to walk out to. Thankfully, not commercialized at all. A true nature preserve. You do have to walk for about a half a mile through sand, or along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
cindylee40
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Kensington,ct
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Springfield, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I agreed with Lisa H and cmcgovern. Appreciation of this spot depends on alot of factors in my mind which are highly influenced by outside factors. 1. How hot is it? 2. How much biking have you done? 3. How many other things are you trying to see on the island? 4. When is your return ferry? 5. How many... More 

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Kensington,ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to walk out to. Thankfully, not commercialized at all. A true nature preserve. You do have to walk for about a half a mile through sand, or along the beach, but it's beautiful. A thin, thin spit of white sand beach at the end...

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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a little bit of a walk to get to the lighthouse from the parking lot but it is worth it. It is very peaceful at the tip of the island and a great place to relax.

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Babylon, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not sure how long the walk is but it seemed like forever in the heat. But once you arrive you find yourself in a beautiful spot. The light house is quaint and the folks that work inside are charming. Their enthusiasm and knowledge are terrific. I was a bit disappointed that we could not climb up.

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Thompson, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk is what did me in on this excursion! It doesn't look far from the parking area, but it's tough! The sand was deep sand and the beach was really dirty seaweed so you were unable to walk along the water. When we got to the lighthouse the woman was nice and all but we had to pay $3... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite activity on Block Island, hands down is a bike ride down Corn Neck Road to the beach at the end (4.5 miles) and then a walk along this naturally maintained beach (1.5 miles) to see the North Lighthouse and the point beyond, the very tip of Block Island. Known as Cow Cove, it is the point where Block... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sandy point at the end of the North end of the island is a beautiful timeless place. We went out on a 4-wheel to picnic and watch the sunset and cast for stripers. Old school; lovely. It is a hard walk, but so quiet and peaceful and the best sunsets

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Gill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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