Roughly equidistant from the southern coast of Rhode Island and the most eastern point of Long Island, Block Island is a magnet for boaters of all kinds in the summer. The fascinating history of Block Island dates all the way back to 8000 BC when its original inhabitants made a living off hunting, fishing and farming. Almost three thousand years later, the island has kept most of its cultural foundation. Fishing tournaments and Farmers Markets can be attended each week throughout the summer. Today, Block Island attracts visitors from all over who come to visit the charming inns, delightful restaurants and beautiful beaches.