Mohegan Bluffs Beach
Mohegan Bluffs Beach is situated on the southeastern coast of Block Island. The beach takes its name from the towering cliffs which reach up to 200 feet above the coast. From atop the cliffs, visitors can admire some stunning views out over the Atlantic Ocean.
The beach itself is fairly sandy but littered with large rocks close to the cliffs - which are in a constant state of erosion, so don’t put your towel down too close.
Mohegan Bluffs Beach takes a little effort to get to and for this reason remains fairly quiet most days. Set on the secluded far side of the island the beach sits at the foot of a 141 step descent.
One reason many beachgoers make it to Mohegan Bluffs is it it is one of the best known nude beaches on the coast.
Whilst you might be tempted to take a dip here you should be aware there are often strong currents in the area and no lifeguards. A safer option is to relax and enjoy the peace or try spotting some of the varied marine life such as seals, dolphins and a variety of bird species.
It is said the name of the beach comes from a battle between the native American Niantic and Mohegan tribes that took place in the 16th century. The battle ended with the Mohegans being driven over the cliffs and hence the name.
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