Surfing is big on Block Island, thanks to the island's sandy beaches and great breaks in Block Island Sound. With its location right on the beach, our boutique hotel Block Island Beach House is the perfect place for a surf retreat to Block Island. Embrace your adventurous spirit on your next trip to Block Island and give surfing a try. Next time you're on a lark to this coastal hotspot, enjoy these tips for catching some waves on this charming island spot.
For surfboard rentals and gear, head to Diamondblue Surf Shop near our hotel. Rent surfboards, stand-up paddleboards, and wetsuits from this beach shack that's just a short walk down the road from our beachfront hotel. The staff there can give you some advice on where to surf that day, whether you're an expert or just trying your hand at the sport. They offer 3-hour lessons daily during the summer, so if you're a true beginner, a half-day lesson is the best way to start standing up on the waves.
Beginners will want to start at the town beach, near the surf shop, to catch some easy waves. Experienced surfers can check out Black Rock Beach on the south side of the island or Mansion Beach, north of New Shoreham. You'll find a variety of waves suited to every ability level. Enjoy the serenity of floating in the waves, paddling hard, and catching a wave by surfing on Block Island. While the water can be cold, New Englanders love finding ways to get out and enjoy nature Surfing on Block Island is one of the best ways to get to know the island. No matter how you do on the waves, you can count on relaxing on our boutique hotel's patio after a surf session, cocktail in hand, on your relaxing getaway to Block Island this summer.