Block Island, Rhode Island | Island Day Trip
Just down Corn Neck Road from Three Sisters is the entrance to the truly incomparable Crescent Beach. Extending north for about two miles, this strand is open to anyone and everyone, no key or fee required. Collapse on your own patch of sand, or take a long walk to the ramparts of Clay Head, where a series of Greenway trails called “the Maze” are hidden. Careful … you could be there longer than planned. Other options include renting a paddleboard from Diamond Blue Surf Shop and taking a kayak tour of Great Salt Pond, replete with herons and oyster catchers, with Pond & Beyond.
EVENING: We have a little time between the beach and the 9:00 p.m. boat (summer weekend schedule) on which we’ll depart Block Island. As the sun approaches the yardarm, we’re drawn to higher ground: specifically, to the lawn of The Atlantic Inn, arguably the premier sunset-cocktail vantage point on the island. It’s best to return to “America” (a.k.a. the mainland) with a full belly. Perhaps some lobster mac-and-cheese at Winfield’s bar, or pad Thai at Harry’s, just around the corner. As you head back to the ferry landing, remind yourself gently that you should get “a world away” more often.