South County Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in South County - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Old Narragansett Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Built in 1707, making it one of the oldest Episcopal churches in America, the Old Narragansett Church has no heat or electricity. But...

Point Judith Lighthouse

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

From the port of Galilee it's a short drive to this 1857 lighthouse with a beautiful ocean view. The lighthouse is on an active Coast...

Port of Galilee

  • Beach–Sight

This little corner of Narragansett is a working fishing village where you can watch fishermen unload their catch, eat at a fish shack,...

Roger W. Wheeler State Beach

  • Beach–Sight

This beach, still known to some locals as Sand Hill Cove, has fine white sand, calm water, and a slight drop-off. It's a perennial favorite...

Salty Brine State Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Formerly known as Galilee State Beach, the beach was renamed for a Rhode Island radio legend in 1990. It's a small but popular destination,...

Scarborough State Beach

  • Beach–Sight

With generally moderate surf, the 42-acre Scarborough State Beach has stunning views of where Narragansett Bay empties into the ocean.

Smith's Castle

  • Building/Architectural Site

Built in 1678 by Richard Smith Jr., this beautifully preserved saltbox plantation house replaced an earlier fortified house built by...

South County Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Set on part of early-19th-century Rhode Island governor William Sprague's former estate (now a town park), the museum founded in 1933...

South Kingstown Town Beach

  • Beach–Sight

The 1/3-mile-long South Kingstown Town Beach, with a playground, boardwalk, volleyball court, and picnic tables, cannot be seen from...

Watch Hill Lighthouse

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

A tiny museum at this 1808 lighthouse contains the original Fresnal light, mariner sea chests, photographs of the hurricane of 1938,...

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