South County

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

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  • 1. East Matunuck State Beach


    Its vigorous waves, white sands, and picnic areas account for this 144-acre beach's popularity. Crabs, mussels, and starfish populate the rock...Read More

  • 2. Frosty Drew Observatory and Sky Theatre


    In Ninigret Park but independently owned and managed, the observatory offers the state's best views of the night sky. Frosty Drew opens every...Read More

  • 3. Adventureland of Narragansett

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Bumper boats, miniature golf, batting cages, and a go-cart track add up to great fun here. ...Read More

  • 4. Atlantic Beach Park

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    The largest and busiest of the several kid-oriented amusements along Misquamicut Beach, this facility offers old-fashioned fun for the entire...Read More

  • 5. Block Island Ferry

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    If you're headed to Block Island, the Interstate Navigation Company offers two types of ferry service from Point Judith. Year-round, there's...Read More

  • 6. Blue Shutters Beach


    Just west of the Ninigret Conservation Area with wonderful views of Block Island Sound, Blue Shutters is a popular escape for families, who...Read More

  • 7. Casey Farm


    In the 19th century, this 1751 farmstead overlooking Narragansett Bay was the summer residence of the Casey family, who leased the land to tenant...Read More

  • 8. East Beach


    This tranquil and unspoiled barrier beach spans 3 narrow miles of shoreline that fronts and separates Ninigret Pond from the ocean. It stands...Read More

  • 9. Flying Horse Carousel

    Amusement Ride

    At the beach end of Bay Street twirls one of the oldest carousels in America, built by the Charles W. F. Dare Company of New York City and part...Read More

  • 10. Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum

    Historic Home

    Built in 1751, the childhood home of one of America's foremost portrait artists—his image of George Washington graces the $1 bill—is set on...Read More

  • 11. Kenyon's Grist Mill


    On the banks of the Queen's River, this mill still grinds cornmeal for johnnycakes the old-fashioned way, with enormous granite millstones quarried...Read More

  • 12. Misquamicut State Beach


    Part of the several-mile-long stretch of brown-sugar sand that makes up Misquamicut, this ½-mile state-run portion is Rhode Island's longest...Read More

  • 13. Narragansett Town Beach


    This crowded and lively beach is perfect for bodysurfing, sunbathing, people-watching, sandcastle making, crab hunting, and strolling its half...Read More

  • 14. Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Spring brings opportunities to view the male American woodcock's mating ritual at this 400-acre sanctuary, but bird-watchers flock here year...Read More

  • 15. Ninigret Park

    City Park

    This 227-acre park off Old Post Road was a World War II–era naval air training base, and now features picnic grounds, ball fields, a playground...Read More

  • 16. 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 St. Paul...Read More

  • 17. 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 Coast Guard...Read More

  • 18. 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 beaches...Read More

  • 19. Roger W. Wheeler State Beach


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

  • 20. Salty Brine State Beach


    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...Read More

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