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Block Island Southeast Lighthouse

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.

Station established: 1875
Present lighthouse built: 1875
Deactivated: 1990
Relighted: 1994
Construction material: Brick
Height of tower: 52 feet
Height of focal plane: 261 feet


Adam Corrigan

Friday, March 9, 2018
Cute little food truck at the entrance to the lighthouse. Good spot to stop if you need a quick bit or a drink if you are on a bike ride. Although we didn't have any food, it all looked delicious. I will definitely check it out again next summer.

Jordan Holst

Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
Great food and such friendly people. Worth stopping by for some nourishment when over by the bluffs. Keep in mind it's cash only!

Tracy Matyiko

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
Block Island is like entering into a time machine. After taking the ferry across, first look, same view as thirty to forty years back. A quaint Island full of activities, biking, walking, hiking, touring the famous Southeast Lighthouse. It was the first lighthouse ever attempted to be moved! The nearly year long project was a National newsreel. People wanted to know how it was even possible. Others curious to see if it would be rescued in time or meet it's doom, being claimed by eroding coast or crashing down from the move. It has been 25years and the project still raises curiosity. A great place to explore!

Ryan Gardner

Monday, June 26, 2017
Beautiful scenery. One of the most fantastic views and a beautiful old lighthouse. A must see.

Cade Webster

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
A nice little place to stop and eat on the walk to the bluffs and the lighthouse. Good food, nice little area.

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