Escape to Block Island with Poolside Collective

Resting calmly 14 miles off the tip of Long Island lies Block Island, Rhode Island. Population 1,051. We took a break from the buzzing shores of Montauk that we love for a true one-day summer adventure over to this nearby gem that always takes us back a little in time.

We started aboard the Montauk Viking Starship equipped with our baby blue Solé bicycles, our cameras and the day ahead of us. After the easy hourlong-ferry ride to Block, we were ready to hit the classic #BIRI spots — including The Oar, Ballards for mudslides, Blackfish Rock and the Block Island Lighthouse.

The New England scenery was nostalgic and inspiring — the charming houses, colorful kayaks, hand-painted surfboards, homemade rusted basketball hoops and window boxes all alive with summer flowers. The 10-mile rolling hill bike ride had us sun-kissed and hungry, so what better way to close the trip than with a giant ice cream cone from Ice Cream Palace (always on point).

We boarded the evening ferry and plopped down to thoroughly relax and take in the sunset wind-blown cruise back into Montauk Harbor. Please enjoy with us a look at our photo journal from the day.

All photos courtesy of Poolside Collective, as featured in our Photo Issue.