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South County, Rhode Island


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Public Beaches

Beach fishig in South County Rhose Island
Westerly and Western coastal area
Westerly Town Beach: Atlantic Avenue. Sandy Beach with concessions, picnic tables and rest facilities.
Watch Hill Beach: Location in the heart of Watch Hill tends to make this small beach crowded. Gentle waves, good sand. Bay Street, Watch Hill.
Napatree Point: Half-mile-long barrier beach also has good swimming on the south side. Conservation group requires visitors to take care not to disturb beach grass and dunes. Bay Street, Watch Hill
Misquamicut State Beach: 7 miles of sandy, white beach, clean, clear water with moderate surf and undertow. There is parking for 3,000 cars. Located on Atlantic Avenue
Blue Shutters Town Beach: A popular family beach located on East Beach Road off Route. 1
Charlestown: Sandy, clean, clear beach with moderate to heavy surf
Charlestown Breachway: Sandy beach and clean, clear water. Very popular spot for motor home camping and shore fishing. Located off Route 1
Charlestown Town Beach: Mostly sandy, clean beach. Clean, clear, moderate to heavy surf, occasional undertow. Off Route 1
Quonochontaug Beach: Excellent fishing at the breachway. Central beach has very prestigious homes. Off Route 1
South Kingstown Coastal area
Carpenter's Beach Meadow: Clean, sandy beach with gradual drop and usually no undertow. 855 Matunuck Beach Road
East Matunuck State Beach: Located off Succotash Road, off Route 1, South Kingstown. Clean and sandy with gradual drop. Excellent for fishing from the shore.
Roy Carpenter's Beach: A nice sandy beach with some stones. Clean surf with varying undertow. A good family beach. Off Card's Pond Rd. (Take Matunuck Beach Road exit off Route 1)
South Kingstown Town Beach at Matunuck: Clean beach with moderate to heavy surf. Convenient and attractive pavilion. Matunuck Beach Road, Wakefield
North Kingstown Coastal area
North Kingstown Town Beach: Beach Street, Wickford. Narrow, shaded lawn beach with a retaining wall and picnic tables behind it.
Narragansett Coastal area
Narragansett Pier Beach: Ocean Road (Route 1A). Because the beach faces easterly and the open ocean is to the southeast, long, smooth-breaking waves come rolling in at an angle.
Roger W. Wheeler State Beach: Clean sandy beach. Clear, clean surf protected by a jetty with no undertow, no rough surf and very gradual drop. Safe family beach. Sand Hill Cover Road, off Route 108
Salty Brine State Beach: Sandy, clean, pretty beach. Gentle surf with breakwater shelter. No undertow, gradual drop, near fishing port. Great for kids. Great Island Road, Galilee
Scarborough Beach: Ocean Road (Route 1A), Narragansett. Clean, sandy beach. Moderate to heavy surf with occasional strong undertow. Excellent for body surfing or boarding. Large new pavilion.

For more information contact
South County
Tourism Council
(401) 789-4422
(800) 548-4662

For information on prices and parking for beaches, or for programs, playgrounds, camps and other recreational activities, call the following local parks and recreation departments:

  • Charlestown
    Summer - (401) 364-1227,
    Winter - (401) 364-1222
  • Hopkinton
    (401) 377-7795
  • Narragansett
    (401) 789-1044
  • North Kingstown
    (401) 294-3331
  • South Kingstown
    (401) 789-9301
  • Westerly
    (401) 596-1543
  • West Greenwich
    (401) 397-5016
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