Explore beautiful and historic lighthouses on Block Island
Location: Sandy Point, north end of Block Island
Accessibility: Block Island is accessible via ferry from Point Judith, Rhode Island, New London, Connecticut, and Montauk, New York. The lighthouse is a long walk from the ferry terminal; a car or bicycle is recommended or you can hire a taxi. Reaching the lighthouse requires walking for about 20 minutes from the parking area on a sandy beach. There is a museum (North Light Interpretive Center) in the lighthouse, but the tower is not open to the public. Museum hours: Memorial Day to Columbus Day, weekends, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; late June to mid-September, daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. First floor converted into museum. Lighthouse built in 1868. Light flashes white every five seconds.
Block Island Southeast Light
Location: Mohegan Bluffs, New Shoreham, Block Island
Accessibility: Block Island is accessible via ferry from Point Judith, RI, New London, CT, and Montauk, NY. The lighthouse can be reached by walking about 30 minutes from the ferry terminal. If you don't want to walk and don't have a car or bicycle with you, you can hire a taxi. There is a small museum and gift shop in the lighthouse and the tower is open for tours in the summer. The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Grounds and buildings maintained by Block Island Southeast Lighthouse Foundation Lighthouse built in 1875. Light flashes green every five seconds; fog signal is one blast every 30 seconds.