The 200-foot cliffs along Mohegan Trail, the island's southernmost road, are named for an Indian battle in which the local Manisses defeated an attacking band of Mohegans. From Payne Overlook, west of the Southeast Lighthouse, you can see to Montauk Point on Long Island. An intimidating set of stairs leads down almost to the bottom; erosion means there's then a short but treacherous rocky scramble before you reach the beach. It is pebbly at the base of the stairs but sandy
in the cove to the west, with lively surf that attracts surfers. Wear walking shoes and don't attempt the descent unless you're in reasonably good shape.
Mohegan Trail, Block Island, Rhode Island, 02807, United States
Feb 3, 2005
Just beautiful! Don't miss this. Make the effort. Alot of steps (stairs) to the beach-but worth it. A long walk from town but only a 5 minute moped ride.