4) New Shoreham, Rhode Island
Located on Block Island, it sits just off the coast of Rhode Island and 14 miles east of Montauk Point, Long Island, New York. With 17 miles of beaches on the surrounding Atlantic Ocean, it’s an island vacation lover’s paradise. It’s accessible by ferries leaving from various ports in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Long Island. It has four full-service marinas for those arriving by private boat. There’s plenty to do for the adventurous vacationer. Surfing, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking and fishing are among the activities available here. Block Island National Wildlife Refuge is a place for nature lovers to take in the natural environment and wildlife species of the island. It’s recognized as one of the most important migratory bird habitats on the east coast. So, don’t forget your binoculars and camera, you’re sure to spot some amazing creatures.