We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Settler's Rock

Corn Neck Rd, Sandy Point, Cow Cove, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
Save
Review Highlights
Beautiful spot

Go here to watch the sunset, or the swans and geese on sachem pond. Or just watch the water. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Arlene T
,
Block Island
via mobile
The surrounding park space if lovely, but the rock is a rock

I would not necessarily classify Settler's Rock as an attraction in and of itself. The surrounding... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brian K
,
New York City, New York
Read all 47 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Rock engraved with the names of the settlers who immigrated to the region in the 17th century.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Corn Neck Rd, Sandy Point, Cow Cove, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI
Write a ReviewReviews (47)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Go here to watch the sunset, or the swans and geese on sachem pond. Or just watch the water. The rock has the names of the original island settlers.

Thank Arlene T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not necessarily classify Settler's Rock as an attraction in and of itself. The surrounding nature reserve and the park space near the lighthouse are remarkable, and in that sense this is as well. Historically, it is fascinating to see the division between the...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Wow. A rock. With a plaque. The best thing about this attraction is that there aren't hordes of foreign tourists bursting out of buses to pose with this thing. Or, is the cost of admission the best thing? I'm not sure. In any case, read...More

Thank CPlayer
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a quiet beach an easy walk from the center of town. Stop and read the plaque. By cycling is fun too.

Thank lvolpato
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The rock itself isn't a huge attraction but of course you'll be seeing it as part of the lighthouse. The beach next to it (not visible in this Trip advisor photo) is covered with cairns made from those rocks.

Thank sullific
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice tribute on this historic site. Many of the names on this rock still exist on the island, and the views from here are stunning. Well worth a visit!

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I was biking the island and stumbled upon Settler's Rock while getting a look at the Lighthouse. It is part of the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge. It was an interesting piece of history during a long hot ride.

Thank DaveEB310
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't go here just for the rock. But then I wouldn't want to miss it if I was headed To the North point or north light either. Good views here, all the way to the mainland. If you want to see the view or...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 30 October 2016

For history buffs this is an important piece of the puzzle but not worth much more effort. As a part of understanding the area and visiting this part of the island it is something you really can't miss.

Thank mike t
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This spot is absolutely lovely. Ocean in one direction, pond in the other. Lots of bird, lots of waves, and the North Lighthouse in the distance. This is worth the trip. We got there via moped. It would be a long bike ride from town....More

Thank Ann S
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Kimberly's
186 reviews
.90 km away
Dead Eye Dick's
275 reviews
.60 km away
The Beachead Restaurant
253 reviews
.75 km away
The Oar
481 reviews
.90 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ballard's Beach
223 reviews
1.06 km away
Crescent Beach / Fred Benson Town Beach
112 reviews
.00 km away
Island Free Library
36 reviews
.99 km away
Clayhead Nature Trail
39 reviews
.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Settler's Rock staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit