South County Sights

Scarborough State Beach

  • 870 Ocean Rd. Map It
  • Narragansett
  • Beach–Sight

Published 07/11/2016

Fodor's Review

With generally moderate surf, this 42-acre beach has stunning views of where the Narragansett Bay empties into the ocean—although the scent of the neighboring wastewater treatment plant can mar the experience. There's a concrete boardwalk with gazebos and an observation tower. A grassy section on the southern end of the beach is good for kite flying and picnicking, and a trail connects it to Black Point, a scenic fishing and hiking area along the rocky coastline. RIPTA buses service the beach, making it the easiest to access by transit. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (fee); showers; toilets. Best for: surfing; swimming; walking; windsurfing.

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870 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, Rhode Island, 02882, USA

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Published 07/11/2016


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