Destination: Block Island

Diamondblue Surf Shop has you covered from head to toe with beach gear, boards (skate, skim and surf), clothing and surf gear (bags, leashes, rashguards, wax and wetsuits). Rentals (beach chairs, …

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Diamondblue Surf Shop has you covered from head to toe with beach gear, boards (skate, skim and surf), clothing and surf gear (bags, leashes, rashguards, wax and wetsuits). Rentals (beach chairs, bodyboards, stand-up paddleboards and surfboards) and surfing lessons are also available. Corner of Dodge St. and Corn Neck Rd. 401-466-3145 www.diamondbluebi.com 

Pond and Beyond Kayak offers guided eco tours, rentals and basic instruction on the sheltered waters of the Great Salt Pond. Kayaks are sit-in cockpits available in multiple sizes. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Speciality tours for available for individuals, families, kids, and groups. 216 Ocean Ave. 401-578-2773, www.pondandbeyondkayak.com

The National Hotel is the flagship Victorian hotel on Block Island. It’s centrally located in Old Harbor, right across from the ferry landing and steps away from the beach. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this landmark offers breathtaking ocean views from their iconic front porch and restaurant, the Tap and Grille, a favorite gathering spot for locals and visitors. 36 Water St. 401-466-2901, www.blockislandhotels.com

Watercolors is a charming boutique known for its great selection of unique and artisan gifts for you and your home. Beautiful jewelry, stained glass, handmade pottery, seasonal accessories and island-ready apparel can also be found at this fun shop. Dodge Street.  401-466-2538