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Mar 31st, 2003, 07:36 AM
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Narragansett Rhode Island - in August?

Was thinking of the Cape, then considered Rockport MA, now someone has suggested Naragansett/South County RI. Does anyone have lodging suggestions for Narragansett? We just want to relax and escape the AZ desert heat for a few days in August. We're flying in and out of PVD. Thanks.
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Apr 1st, 2003, 06:01 AM
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Narragansett is located on the seashore about 40 minutes south of Providence. If you love the beach, there are great beaches here, as well as fishing, and a few great spots for hikes. If you located yourself in this area, you could easily take a day trip to Block Island ( the ferry is close by), drive over to Newport( about 40 minutes) or drive down to Mystic Seaport ( also about 40 minutes). Narragansett gets busy in August as this is our best beach time in Rhode Island. I have not stayed in any of the hotels because I live in the area. You might enjoy the Sheltor Harbor Inn in South County. It's a lovely B&B with a great restaurant. From there you could easily visit all of the above areas - or you could veg out on the beach!
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Apr 6th, 2003, 07:58 AM
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If you want to just relax, Block Island is the place to go. Small island (7 by 3 miles) Hike, rent bikes, (alittle hilly) or rent mopeds. Great beaches with few crowds. The mainland beaches get crowded. Nice small hotels, Inns and B&Bs. For pictures of the island search for my memories of block island. It will give you a little idea of what the island is like. If you do decide to stay on thr mainland I know people who have stayed at the Willows and liked it. I think its in Charleston and it would be a good middle point between Newport and Mystic. Also in Ct. is the Indian casino`s Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. Both worth checking out. Foxwoods also has a terrific museam. Its abot 10 miles north of Mystic.
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