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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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. Because the lighthouse is an active...

Port of Galilee

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

This little corner of Narragansett is a working fishing village, where you can eat at a fish shack, go for a swim at one of two state...

Roger W. Wheeler State Beach

  • Beach–Sight

This beach—which some locals still call Sand Hill Cove, even though the name changed decades ago—has fine white sand, calm water,...

Salty Brine State Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Formerly known as Galilee State Beach, Salty Brine 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, this 42-acre beach has stunning views of where the Narragansett Bay empties into the ocean—although the...

Smith's Castle

  • Building/Architectural Site

Originally the site of a trading post established by the state's founder, Roger Williams, the Smith's Castle grounds also include a marked...

South County Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

On part of early-19th-century Rhode Island governor William Sprague's former estate, now a town park, this museum founded in 1933 holds...

South Kingstown Town Beach

  • Beach–Sight

The ⅓-mile-long town beach—with a playground, a boardwalk, a volleyball court, and picnic tables—cannot be seen from the road and...

Watch Hill Lighthouse

  • Museum/Gallery

A tiny museum at this 1808 lighthouse contains the original Fresnel light, letters and journals from lighthouse keepers, documentation...

Westerly Public Library and Wilcox Park

  • Library/Archive

Designed in 1898 by Warren Manning, an associate of Frederick Law Olmsted, co-creator of New York's Central Park, this 14½-acre Victorian...