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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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Beach villages of Narragansett
Narragansett is in South County, Rhode Island. It includes the beach villages of Galilee, Scarborough, Point Judith, and Bonnet Shores. Families and students enjoy Narragansett especially in the summer because beaches are so close! After spending all day in the sun, there are many restaurants to sit down, relax, have some drinks, and eat some good food while hearing the ocean waves hit the shore.

Narragansett history in a nutshell - the bay and town took the name of the Indian nation that lived in Rhode Island, the name means “people of a small, narrow place.” Point Judith and Galilee were inhabited primarily by farmers and people in the fishing industry. Today Narragansett is home to shops, beaches, restaurants and marinas. The town is scarcely 20 miles long and less than 2 miles wide.

Understand

Climate

Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 39 37 43 50 60 70 78 80 77 70 60 50
Nightly lows (°F) 22 20 25 32 40 50 60 62 60 50 40 25

Check Narragansett's 7 day forecast at NOAA

Weather is definitely a big attraction of Narragansett. Visitors never get bored with what the climate has to offer. The conditions here are truly diverse the whole year long. Since Rhode Island is part of New England we truly experience all four seasons. The beauty and warmth of spring followed by the scorching heat of summer, the cool temperatures and scenic colors of autumn, as well as the frosty snow storms of winter. Narragansett gets it all.

Get in

By plane

  • TF Green International Airport (IATA: PVD) (ICAO: KPVD), Exit 13 off Interstate 95, +1 401-737-4000, ext 283,[1] in Warwick. Easy to get to from all points, both north and south. Airport parking from as low as 11 dollars.
  • Westerly Airport, 56 Airport Road, +1 401-596-2357. Small, regional airport.

By car

  • From New York/Connecticut:

I-95 to Exit 92 in Connecticut. At the light, make a right onto RT 2. You will be on RT 2 for 1.5 miles when you will see a sign for 78 west on the right. Take 78 west for approx. 4 miles. Look for signs for US RT 1 north, make left at intersection. You will be on Rt 1 for 20 miles, make right off Narragansett exit. Follow signs to RT 108.

  • From Boston and all points North:

I-95 to Exit 9 in RI. Exit in left lane off highway onto RT 4. Follow RT 4 to RT 1 South for 8 miles to the Narragansett exit. Turn left at light and go under overpass. At this rotary bear left and follow signs for Narragansett.

By train

  • AMTRAK - Kingston Station, Railroad Avenue, West Kingston, Rhode Island. +1 -800-USA-RAIL, [2]. Service Amtrak Regional Trains to -Boston -New York -Washington -Newport News –Richmond. Kingston Station is open daily 6am to 10:45pm.

By boat

Coming in at Point Judith in Galilee is the only main way to enter into Narragansett. One will enter by Great Island and will be able to continue down until Wakefield, RI.

Marinas

  • Longwoods Marina, +1 401-789-9451 CH. 65
  • Long Cove Marina, +1 401-783-4902
  • *Point Judith Marina, +1 401-789-7189 CH. 9
  • Ram Point Marina, +1 401-783-4535 CH. 9
  • *Snug Harbor Marina, +1 401-783-7766 CH. 7, 66
  • Stone Cove Marina, +1 401-783-8900 CH. 71
  • * Means better for docking and facilities other than fuel

Boating access

  • Galilee, Corner of Galilee Rd and Great Island Rd. Southeast side of Great Island Bridge. Linked concrete planks
  • Monahan’s Dock, East side of Ocean Rd. at South Pier Rd. Concrete steep drop


Get around

The easiest way to access the charm of Narragansett is by foot or bike. To get the complete seasonal experience that Narragansett has to offer, you are invited to explore the picturesque beauty by walking along our wonderful beaches, or riding along our scenic waterfront roads. To help get around one might consider renting a moped/scooter or car to be able to get around from the Narragansett Pier area to Scarborough and Point Judith. You are also very welcome to visit our interesting historic sites. Whether you prefer historic lighthouses, beautiful marinas, or our striking works of art, the choice is up to you. If staying for a long visit in Narragansett, you may want to consider a beach pass for access to alternate parking because the beautiful beaches attract many people which leaves parking hard to find and expensive. Having a beach pass would guarantee parking in reserved parking lots.

Transportation Rentals

Car Rental

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 1036 Main St., +1 401-792-0185 or 120 Point Judith Rd, +1 401-783-2859

Boat Rental

  • Frances Fleet, 33 State St, +1 401-783-4988
  • Seven B’s V, 11 Riptide Rd, +1 401-789-9250
  • Rhode Island Charter Sportfishing Inc., 7 Jean St, +1 401-783-8487
  • A and J Jet Ski Rental LLC, 145 Boon St, +1 401- 284-1990
  • Billington Cove Yacht Club, 557 Pond St, South Kingston, RI- +1 401-783-7883

See

  • South County Museum, Strathmore Street,+1 401-783-5400. Established in 1933, the South County Museum is devoted to the history and culture of southern Rhode Island. Visitors can experience a living history farm and six buildings devoted to blacksmithing, carpentry, printing and textiles.
  • Narragansett Towers, 35 Ocean Road. (parking available along Ocean Rd. or at Narragansett Town Beach), +1 401-782-2597. Spanning Ocean Road and overlooking the town beach, the Narragansett Towers are all that remain of the Narragansett Pier Casino. The casino was constructed between 1883 and 1886, and was Narragansett's biggest attraction at the turn of the century. However, after two fires and a few hurricanes, the Towers are all that remain. Today they host a wide variety of events, and are an extremely popular venue for weddings.
    Narragansett Towers
  • Point Judith Lighthouse, Located on Point Judith, follow RT 108 South to Coast Guard Station. This picturesque lighthouse marks the west side of the entrance to Narragansett Bay and is a popular destination among locals and visitors. First lit in 1857, the lighthouse remains an active aid to navigation. The lighthouse and surrounding buildings are closed to the public, but the grounds are open during daylight hours and feature a number of benches and lawns to enjoy the scenery from.
  • Newton Rocks, Take Ocean Rd. to Newton Avenue. This giant rock cliff, located right down the road from Narragansett beach, is a great place to hang out and have a picnic. This picturesque spot looks over the bay and coastline of Narragansett and you can even see a great view of Block Island.
  • Indian Head, One of the most famous landmarks in Narragansett is a HUGE wooden sculpture of a Narragansett Indian head. This sculpture is located right next to the playground and is lit up at night.
  • Narrow River, While taking a stroll down Narragansett Beach, past the Dunes Club, you’ll see the Narrow River, which runs all along through Narragansett and feeds into the bay. This is a great little area to have a picnic, just take a walk, take a little swim, kayak, or even canoe!
  • Pettaquamscutt Cove National Wildlife Refuge, This 200 acre refuge preserves habitats such as tidal salt marshes, tidal sand flats, grasslands, and shrublands. It is home to a large diversity of wildlife and has been identified as the most important black duck migratory/wintering habitat in Rhode Island. It can be accessed through the Narrow River by canoe or small boat. Contact- Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA), +1 401-783-6277.

Black Point, Ocean Rd.. A scenic spot popular with fishermen, hikers, and bird watchers located just down the road from Scarborough State Beach, Black Point is the perfect place to go for a walk on the nice day. Open from dawn to dusk and free year round, it offers a great view of the coastline, and the tide pools in the area also help to make the location interesting. Visitors should be careful since the rocks can become very slippery, however, and swimming is not recommended as the water is quite deep and very rough.

Do

Beaches

Narragansett Town Beach

When traveling to Southern Rhode Island on a summer day there are several beaches you can spend the day at depending on what kind of experience you are looking for.

If you are looking to potentially join a beach club there are two beautiful ones in town:

  • Bonnet Shores Beach Club (175 Bonnet Point Road Narragansett, RI 0288)
  • The Dunes Club (137 Boston Neck Road,Narragansett, RI 0288)

The above beach clubs offer certain amenities such as pool, restaurants, and private events for members only.

Other options for beaches in Narragansett are:

  • Narragansett Town Beach: Located at 77 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett, RI 02882

- A family oriented beach that allows you to either buy a parking and beach pass, or pay daily fee of $7/a day to walk on to the beach $15/day for parking.

  • Scarborough State Beach: Located at 870 Ocean Road, Narragansett RI, 02882

Also offers season passes as well as daily parking passes, however if you can find a parking spot nearby, it is free to walk on to the beach.

  • Roger Wheeler State Beach: Located at 100 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882- Similar to Scarborough, being a state beach it is free to walk on, but you have to pay for parking (weather seasonal or daily). This beach is also a good family beach because the break wall offers minimal waves.


  • Salty Brine State Beach, 254 Great Island Road, [3]. Features a sandy, clean, pretty beach. Has gentle surf with breakwater shelter. No undertow, gradual drop, near fishing port. Great for kids. Restrooms are available.

Outdoor Recreation

  • Narragansett Bikes Inc., 1153 Boston Neck Road,+1 401-782-4444.This store has been in business for years with its friendly and dedicated employees. If your looking for an afternoon for a nice bike ride, Narragansett Bikes has it all, rentals and equipment available.
  • Narragansett Pier Dive Shop, 145 Boon Street, +1 401-783-2225. Wide variety of diving equipment and essentials. You can rent scuba gear, kayaks, bikes and jet skis.
  • Narrow River Kayaks, 95 Middle bridge Road, +1 789-0334. They have the necessities to enjoy a day of kayaking or canoeing down the Narrow River. Offers tours, lessons, and rentals.
  • Warm Winds Ltd., 26 Kingstown Road, +1 789-9040. Experience one of the largest surf shops in the Northeast. Sells surf accessories, clothing, sandals, and every type of board you can think of. Including surf, skate, body, skim, snow, and wake boards!
  • Yawgoo Valley Water Park,:160 Yawgoo Valley Rd,Exeter, RI 02822. this skiing mountain turned water park in the summer, is well worth the drive to Exeter for a day of fun in the sun for the whole family. With 3 pools and 2 water slides this water park will not disappoint!
  • South County Commons,- Located on Route 1 in South Kingstown this mini outdoor shopping center offers everything from a Entertainment Cinemas Movie Theatre, Brewed Awakenings Coffee Shop, Central Nails and A Royal Tan salons, Calvittos Pizza and Bakery, Applebee’s, as well as several specialty boutiques and more.

Other Activities

  • Fisherman's Memorial State Park, 1011 Point Judith Road (Rt 108). Horseshoe pits, tennis courts, basketball courts and other recreational opportunities are available at Fishermen's Memorial State Park. It offers a "seaside village" environment, as well as a campground and other facilities.
    Fisherman's Memorial State Park
  • The Blessing of the Fleet, Every summer in Narragansett there is a 10-mile road race all around Narragansett. There are activities and tons of local vendors at the finish line. The festivities are located on the green right next to The Towers.
  • Southland Riverboat, State Pier #3, Port of Galilee, +1 401-783-2954 [4]. The Southland Riverboat gives ferry tours all around the coast of Narragansett featuring the Point Judith Lighthouse, the Harbor of Refuge, South County beaches, the Galilee fishing fleet, Snug Harbor, and the eleven islands of Point Judith Pond.
  • Narragansett Ocean Club Roller Skating Rink *Narragansett Ocean Club Roller Rink: 360 S Pier Rd Narraganett, RI 02882 Offers public roller skating, skating lessons and birthday party planning. Perfect for a rainy summer day in South County.
  • Adventureland, 112 Point Judith Rd., +1 401-789-0030, [5]. Spend an entire afternoon testing your skills in their batting cages, racing your friends and family on their state-of-the-art go-karts, soaking and squirting your "enemies" on their bumper boats, or relax on their 18 hole nautical themed mini-golf course. Summer Hours: Open 10:00AM to 10:00PM daily, weather permitting. Fall Hours Weekends only from Labor Day through mid-October. Prices: Go-Karts:1 Ride- $6.00, 6 rides- $30.00. Mini-Golf: $7.00 (kids under 6- $6.00). Bumper Boats: $5.00. Batting Cages: $2.00/15 Pitches, $5.00/60 Pitches. Great family fun!
  • The Towers Dancing, 35 Ocean Road, +1 401-782-2597, All summer long there are dances and dance classes held right in the Towers.
  • The Spa at Narragansett, 14 Woodruff Avenue Suite 15, +1 401-782-0789, [6]. Offers spa body services, skin care, hair design, waxing, spa packages, and much more.
  • Gansett Juice, 74 Narragansett Avenue, +1 401-789-7890, surf line: 401-789-1954 (fax:727-2605 email: TedPan@gansettjuice.com), [7]. Surf shop offering everything from surf apparel and footwear, to surf lessons. Lessons instructed by some of New England's best surfers, including Hall of Famer Ted Pan. Directions from Route 1 South: Take the Narragansett exit, take a left at the bottom of the ramp, go 180 degrees around the rotary, then follow Narragansett Ave past the first traffic light, Gansett Juice is a small brown building on your right. Hours vary from season to season, call the store or visit the website to get specific info on hours. Price for surf lessons: $60 for single, $50 for double, $45 for three, call for more info on group pricing.
  • Peace Dale Shooting Preserve, 130 Pearls Way +1 789-3730, [8]. For those who seek another form of fun, Peace Dale Shooting Preserve is the place. They offer a wide variety of shooting ranges including sporting clays ($20 1st rd., $18 2nd rd.), Mini-Shoots, Clock Shot ($20 1st rd., $18 2nd rd.), and 5-Stand ($7 each rd.). Lessons are available for those beginning or people who just want to get better. Learn from some of the best in the area.
  • Narragansett Theater, 3 Beach Street, +1 401-782-2077. Catch a movie if the weather is rainy or just not so hot.
  • Annual Concert on the Beach, This annual concert takes place on Narragansett Town Beach every July, and features a performance by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. It is completely funded by private businesses and free to the public (with optional donation fees). More information can be found at http://narragansettri.com/parks/concert.htm
  • The Pool, 170 Clark Road, +1 401-7820658. This is a camp pool also open to the public on a daily basis, with the exception of Sundays. Summer memberships are $20.00, and swim lessons are $25.00 per session.
  • Children’s Fishing Derby, Usually takes place every May at Sprague Pond. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 can participate for just $5.00 per participant.

Golf

  • Point Judith Country Club 150 Windermere Road, Phone: (401) 792-9770. Point Judith was founded in 1894 and was recognized by the USGA as one of the “First 100 Clubs in America”. It is a private, 18-hole golf course with beautiful, tree-lined fairways and an extensive amount of water hazards on the front nine. With paths made of sea shells, the course has a very island-like feel. Complete with multiple tennis courts, and expansive practice facilities, Point Judith is a great club to golf at while spending a relaxing afternoon with friends.
  • Narragansett Driving Range, 1141 Boston Neck Rd, +1 401-284-0005, [9]. If you think you will miss the golf course and cannot make a tee time. Get a quick fix here. Use your own golf clubs or the many offered by the driving range. Practice your swings and long drives at this tiny, local driving range.

Narragansett in the Winter

Buy

  • The Special-T shop, 30 Pier Market Place # A, +1 401-782-4945, [10]. Located in the Pier Marketplace in Narragansett. This shop features tees, sandals, sweat shirts, jewelry, screen printing and custom embroidery.
  • The Victorian Lady, 3 Beach St, +1 401-789-0222, [11]. Appeals to those looking for both antique and more feminine items. They sell delicate lace items as well as other merchandise such as stuffed animals, frames, candles, and butterfly houses.
  • The Shell Boutique, 32 Pier Market Place, +1 401-788-8046‎. A small shop with loads of beautiful shells and jewelry and souvenirs of Narragansett.
  • My Little Town Collectables, +1 401-783-9303. Creates porcelain lighted, hand painted replicas of famous New England buildings. Various light houses as well as the famous Narragansett Coast Guard house can be found here.
  • Gansett Juice, 74 Narragansett Road, +1 401-789-7890, [12]. Sells surfboards, skateboards, apparel, wet suits, and many other items for your surfing needs. Provide visitors with rentals and surfing lessons.
  • Cigar Box Ltd., 855 Point Judith Rd. +1 401-792-9307, For those who are looking for that fine cigar, Cigar Box Ltd. is the place for you. They offer a wide selection of some of the best cigars. Nothing beats a good cigar for those backyard BBQs, fishing out on the boat, or relaxing in the sun.

Eat

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  • The Sweet Spot (Sweets), 256 Great Island Rd, +1 401-782-1646. Delicious homemade ice cream and desserts. The mud pie ice cream is fantastic.

Seafood

  • Aunt Carrie’s Seafood Restaurant, 1240 Ocean Rd., +1 401-783-7930, [13]. One of the oldest seafood restaurants in Narragansett. They are very well known for their clam cakes and chowder. They offer three different types of chowder, all made fresh. Aunt Carrie’s is very affordable and provides a great atmosphere. Entrees-$10.95-$24.95
  • Certa’s By The Sea, 5 Angell Road, +1 401-783-1254
  • Champlins Seafood, Great Island Rd., +1 401-783-3152. 11AM-8PM. Known for their great lobster and clambake. Seafood cuisine. Has a casual, family atmosphere. Offers take-out, and outdoor dining on either the patio or deck, and has a view of the ocean. They offer fresh seafood all year round. Their winter hours, however, are limited, closing as early as 4PM. This is an extremely popular choice when it comes to seafood.
  • George's of Galilee, 250 Sand Hill Cove Rd.,+1 401-783-2306, [14]. “Award Winning Seafood since 1948!” A family seafood restaurant that doubles as a bar at night located right on the beach. Sit upstairs, downstairs, or outside to enjoy the ocean views. Entrees-$10-$20.
  • IGGY'S Doughboys & Chowder House, 1157 Point Judith Road, +1 401-783-5608, [15]. One of the most popular places to get seafood in Narragansett, Iggy's is a local favorite, and the line for ordering can stretch around the corner during summer. The food is worth the wait though, as anyone will tell you. Along with seafood favorites such as fish and chips, chowder, clam cakes, and stuffies (stuffed quahogs), Iggy's also serves classic American food such as hamburgers and hotdogs, and the doughboys are a delicious dessert. Open seasonally, from March to September or October, Iggy's offers awarding-winning and affordable food for lunch and dinner. Customers can choose to take their food to go, eat inside, or eat outside on the provided picnic tables. Prices for the seafood vary according to the market, but you can usually get a pretty good meal for $8-$15.
  • Monaghan's, 190 Ocean Road, +1 401-782-2524. Website Located right down the road from the Narragansett Town Beach and the Towers, and with beautiful views of the water, Monaghan's offers seafood that rivals local favorite Iggy's, with delicious stuffies (stuffed quahogs) and clam cakes, as well as American classics such as hamburgers and hotdogs. Food is available for takeout, or you can eat outside on one of the provided picnic tables. Open daily during the summer, usually until around 4pm, but check the website for seasonal hours. $4-$23
  • Nordic Lodge, 178 East Pasquisset Trail, Charlestown, RI, +1 401-783-4515

Chinese

  • Bamboo Garden, 944 Boston Neck Rd., +1 401-788-8085. This small Chinese food restaurant is very simple but has very tasty food. Perfect spot for a simple night out or a night in with their speedy take-out.
  • China Express, 554 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI, +1 401-782-8330
  • New Dragon, 80 Pt. Judith Rd.,+1 401-783-1110. Casual dining, serves great Chinese dishes.
  • Ocean View Chinese Restaurant, Mariner Square, Pt. Judith Road, +1 401-783-
  • Kabuki,:91 Old Tower Hill Rd Wakefield, RI 02879. Kabuki is a modern Japanese restaurant offering everything from classic sushi to Kabuki’s original rolls to Japanese interpretations of delicious American dishes. A unique dining experience with an upscale setting. Offers 15% off for URI students.

Italian

  • Arturo Joe’s, 140 Point Judith Rd., +1 401-789-3230 [16]. Contemporary Italian appetizers, entrees, pasta dishes, sandwiches, wood-grilled pizzas and more. They also have a cigar friendly lounge. Entrees- $8.95-$17.95
  • Basil's Restaurant, 22 Kingstown Rd., +1 401-789-3743. European and French cuisine. Offers a casual, fine dining atmosphere, and can be formal and romantic. Offers a full service bar and accepts AmEX, MasterCard, and Visa. Prices range from $20-$30. Open Tuesday-Sunday 5:30-10:00.
  • The Drunken Clam, 1200 Ocean Rd., +1 877-801-0357. 12PM-12AM. A brand-new bar and restaurant where you can fill up on tasty Italian cuisine and refreshing beverages. They feature daily specials everyday of the week so you can enjoy great food and drinks for less.
  • Italian Village, 195 Main Street, Wakefield, RI, +1 401-783-3777
  • Turtle Soup, 113 Ocean Rd., +1 401-792-8683. Italian restaurant located right across the street from the beach.

Mexican

  • Pancho O’Malley’s, Mariner Square, Pt. Judith road, +1 401-789-2299

Steaks and Burgers

  • Casey’s, 191 Old Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, RI, +1 401-789-9714
  • Charlie O’s Restaurant, 2 Sand Hill Cove Road, +1 401-783-1608
  • Chellos, 515 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI, +1 401-783-0008
  • Crazy Burger, 144 Boone St, +1 401-783-1810, [17]. Cafe and juice bar. Breakfast is served until 4pm. Wide variety of different burgers to choose from and other entrees as well that will satisfy everyone. Serves vegetarian and vegan entrees also. Entrees-$12.95-$18.95 Burgers-$7.95-$9.95
  • General Stanton Inc., 4115B Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI, +1 401-364-8888
  • Markos Kabob and More, 126 Boon Street
  • Starboard Galley, 190 Ocean Road, +1 401-782-1366
  • Picnic Basket, 20 Kingstown Rd., +1 401-782-2284. Sandwich and sub place. Huge variety of original sandwich creations. Always a long line which demonstrates their popularity and value. Call ahead from the beach and pick up your sandwiches for a quicker visit.
  • Trio, 15 Kingstown Rd., +1 401-792-4333, [18]. The menu reflects authentic New England seafood offerings with South County influences and ingredients, as well as steaks and chops and house-made pastas inspired by the Mediterranean. Inside dining is traditional and open-air dining can be enjoyed on their patio against the backdrop of Narragansett Bay, just steps from the beach. Can accommodate groups with up to 40 guests. Prices range from $8-$24

Fine Dining

  • Amalfi, 1 Beach St., +1 401-783-3550, [19]. European, Mediterranean cuisine. Has fresh seafood and various meats. Prices range from $10-$30. Has a liquor license, a patio with a view of the ocean, and hosts banquets.
  • Camden’s Restaurant, Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI
  • The Carriage Inn, Route 1, North Kingstown, RI, +1 401-294-2727 or +1 401-884-6242
  • Mariner Grille, 140 Point Judith Rd., +1 401-284-3282 [20] 11:30AM – 10 or 11PM. Portions are good and the price is right. Causally upscale restaurant featuring steaks and fresh seafood. Entrees- 11.99-25.99
  • West Bay Gourmet, 889 Boston Neck Road, +1 401-789-9229. Serving fresh, creative & artfully prepared food in South County. They have expanded from a small café and gourmet shop serving breakfast and lunch to a full-scale event planner and caterer serving the entire state of Rhode Island
  • The Wheel House Tavern, 294 Great Island Road, +1 401-284-0246,[21]. The Wheel House Tavern offers live entertainment and great dining. The restaurant is located directly on the waternear the Block Island Ferry, which provides an excellent atmosphere. The menu offers many fresh seafood selections along with a large choice of American dishes. Entrees-$10.95-$24.95
  • Spain of Narragansett, 1144 Ocean Rd, +1 401-783-9770, [22]. Offers fine dining right on the ocean in Point Judith Region. The menu offers varieties of chicken, beef, seafood, and vegetarian options, as well as a large selection of wines. The prices for entrees are $10-35.

Pubs and Taverns

  • Bon Vue Inn, 1230 Ocean Road
  • PJ's Pub Dining, 135 Boon Street, +1 401-789-3200
  • The Mew's Tavern [23], 456 Main St, Wakefield, +1 401-783-9370, five minutes from Narragansett. Their claim to fame is the great food, along with their 69 brews on tap. Entrees $8-30.

Pizza

  • Blue Wave Pizza Cafe, 1004 Boston Neck Road, +1 401-782-8200.[24] Su-W 10:30AM-9PM and Th-Sa 10:30AM-10PM. Breakfast (specialty is pipeline pancakes!)Sat & Sun at 8am.Offers wicked good pizza, cool salads and sandwiches. Gluten free and whole wheat crusts.Has a casual family atmosphere with surfing and beach artwork. Very clean and restrooms even the ladies can use. Accepts all major credit cards. Has delivery or dine in service.
  • Domino’s Pizza, 140 Pt. Judith Road, Mariner Square, +1 401-782-1202
  • Fat Jacks Pizza Shack, 12 Sand Hill Cove Rd., +1 401-783-9200. A small local Carry Out & Take Out. If you want something quick this is the place. Calzones are one of the best items on the menu. Also if you want to satisfy that late night craving they are open till 2 a.m.
  • Kingston Pizza, 120 Knowlesway Ext., +1 401-782-4442, [25]. Open every day, hours vary from 10AM-2AM. Serves Italian cuisine, including pizza, calzones, snack crusts, and full dinners. Also has salads and appetizers. Has a casual and family atmosphere. Offers take out and delivery.
  • Pier Pizza, 13 Pier Marketplace, +1 401-792-9393. Located directly across from Narragansett Beach, this location has become a favorite of many vacationers. Surfers, beach goers and families can be found in and around the Narragansett store in the summer. Their pizza is made by hand with the freshest ingredients. Their thin crispy crust and large slices are attention grabbers. They also have grinders and calzones.
  • Calvitto's Pizza & Bakery: 91 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882. Calvitto’s is a favorite for locals and tourists alike. Conveniently located in Salt Pond Plaza near Stop and Shop, Calvittos offers everything from “bakery pizza”, to regular thick crust pizza, to traditional Italian desserts such as cannolis, to pre-made italian classics such as fettucini alfredo.

Other

  • Cheeky Monkey, 21 Pier Marketplace, +1 401-788-3111. Wednesday - Sunday, 5:30p.m. Asian, European and contemporary American cuisine served in a dining room featuring fashionable, monkey-inspired interior decoration. They can accommodate up to 60 people for holiday or company parties.
  • Island Deli, 855 Pt. Judith Rd., +1 401-284-0636. "Fill Y'er Belly" with delicious super sandwiches, soups, fresh salads, premium meats and cheese, and breakfast sandwiches. Perfect if you are looking to pack a lunch and have a picnic on the beach!
  • Red Stripe, 91 Point Judith Rd., +1 401-792-3200, [www.redstriperestaurants.com]. Mon-Sat. 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM. Sun. 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM. A casual restaurant, serving traditional American food. Family friendly atmosphere and has both indoor and outdoor seating.
  • Spain of Narragansett, 1144 Ocean Rd., +1 401-783 9770, [26]. This upscale restaurant features Spanish Mediterranean, Portuguese and American food. Romantic atmosphere including soft music and candles. Entrees-$12.95-$33.95

Water Front Dining

  • Turtle Soup: 113 Ocean Road,Narragansett, RI 02882. Turtle Soup is literally right across the street from Narragansett Beach’s Seawall offering a beautiful view indoors or outdoor seating on the front lawn. This restaurant offers a wide variety of food including seafood, pasta, burgers, salads and soups.
  • The Coast Guard House: 40 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI 02882. This restaurant, also located on the Seawall of Narragansett Beach. Indoor and outdoor bars as well as a deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in addition to it’s seafood based menu makes for a true fine dining experience. This restaurant features live music as well as lunch, brunch and dinner menus.
  • Cap’n Jacks: 706 Succotash Road RI 02879. This casual dining seafood restaurant is located just before East Matunuck Beach. Cap’n Jacks is a kid friendly restaurant that still offersyou the elegance of waterfront dining. Delicious seafood and reasonable prices. Also, Cap’n Jacks is known for their desserts and has a bakery in the restaurant with unique sweets.
  • Matunuck Oyster Bar: 629 Succotash Road RI 02879. With the Oyster Bar’s small exterior, you may drive right by the place. With a raving reputation for delicious locally raised shellfish and a breathtaking view this waterside shack may be South County’s best kept secret.

Sweets

  • Nana's Ice Cream & Gelato Café, 28A Pier Market Place, +1 401 782-2705, [27]. 12PM – 11PM. Established in 1985. Walk across the street from the Narragansett Town Beach for ice cream. They carry 30 flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurt. The also have 16 different flavors of Italian gelato. A great spot for a mid-day snack or and after dinner treat.
  • Ben & Jerry’s Narragansett, 855 Point Judith Rd., +1 401-792-3370. They carry all the popular flavors that are loved by all.
  • Sweet Twist, 12A Pier Market Place, +1 401-782-1006. Perfect shop that will satisfy your sweet spot.
  • Brickley's Ice Cream & Cakes, 921 Boston Neck Rd, +1 401-789-1784. Tantalizing ice cream specialties are the focus at this eatery
  • Dunkin Donuts, 231 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield, RI. Best donuts and coffee around.
  • Honey Dew Donuts, 1237 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield RI. Delicious pastry and donuts
  • Moo-Moo's Ice Cream: 106 Point Judith Road Narragansett, RI 02882. Right across from Salt Pond Plaza, with several flavors of soft as well as hard ice cream. With a lighting seating area for night time, this is a great place to beat the heat.

Drink

  • Charlie O's Tavern on the Point [28], 2 Sand Hill Cove Rd , +1 401-782-2002. A popular hangout offering food and drinks, frequented by college students during the school year and by beach goers in the summer.
  • Bonvue Inn, 1230 Ocean Rd, +1 401-789-0696. Popular hangout for college students during the school year.

Coffee

  • Podhead Café, 18 Kingstown Rd., +1 401-789-7993. Upside: Hot and iced coffee, espresso, and Italian gelato. Very quaint and relaxing spot to get a cup-o-joe. Downside: A little pricy.
  • Coffee N’ Bagel Connection, 1175 Boston Neck Rd., +1 401-782-9920‎. Local coffee shop in Bonnet Shores that serves Allie’s Donuts and freshly bakes their bagels and pastries every morning. The also have a wide variety of flavored coffees. They are the perfect little spot to stop and grab breakfast on the way to the beach of take a quick trip though their drive threw. Excellent customer service and reasonable prices.
  • Jitters Cafe: 530 Tower Hill Rd North Kingstown, RI 02852. A quaint cafe serving sandwiches, muffins, bagels and coffee with wild flavors such as chocolate covered strawberries flavored coffee.
  • Port O Call, 2 State Street, +1 401-783-2900. On Fridays has $5 pitchers, $2 mixed drinks, $2 Bud and Bud light bottles.
  • The Bon Vue, 1230 Ocean Rd, +1 401-789-0696. This three story bar serves food only Fridays-Sundays. You can enjoy the classic bar and grilled style foods. Great for college students looking to have a fun night filled with dancing and drinking.
  • Twin Willows, 865 Boston Neck Road, +1 401-789-8153.This sports bar is perfect for the family to enjoy.
  • Simon's, 2 Sand Hill Cove Road. Located above Charlie O's, new bar featuring speciality martinis. Simon's is a relaxed atmosphere where you can play darts or shuffle board, or comfortably sit around on couches while drinking and talking to friends.
  • Pancho O'Malley's, 140 Point Judith Rd., +1 401 782-2299. "Irish Pub with Mexican Grub". They provide a large and interesting variety of food and drinks. Serving everynight until 1AM!
  • Charlie O’s Tavern On The Point, 2 Sand Hill Cove Road, +1 401-782-2002. Offers a wide variety of choices on the menu, featuring seafood and American styled dishes. Perfect if you want to grab a bite to eat and watch the game or play some pool. Has drink specials daily. Entrees-$10-$20. If you are looking for a great place to meet people or go with your friends, Charlie-O's is the place. Thursday nights are free pool nights. Sunday is $5 pitchers of Sangria. Who can forget about Happy Hr. going on during the week from 4-6 p.m. TVs line the walls so you don't miss a beat of your favorite team in action. The great staff is always at your service.
  • The Sweet Spot, 256 Great Island Road (1 block from Point Judith-BI Ferry), +1 401-782-1646. Delicious ice cream and desserts. The mud pie ice cream is fantastic!

Sleep

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Inn's/B&B's/Motel's

The Richards Bed and Breakfast, 144 Gibson Avenue, +1 789-7746, [29]. Historic stone home located on a quiet street 1.5 miles from Narragansett Town Beach. Full gourmet breakfast, Wi-fi, koi pond and gardens, air conditioning.


The Lighthouse Inn of Galilee, 307 Great Island Road, +1 789-9341, [30]. Two story, newly renovated hotel with 100 Poolside and Harborside rooms. Walking distance of shops, beaches, and restaurants.

The Village Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 1 Beach Street, +1 783-6767, [31]. Located along Narragansett Pier, offers 62 luxiourious guest rooms featuring a gourmet restaurant, spa, and pool.

Ocean Rose Inn, 113 Ocean Road, +1 783-4704, [32] A romantic upscale Victorian Inn overlooking Narragansett Bay that has its own restaurant with panoramic views of the ocean serving Italian and seafood cuisine. The rooms are styled Victorian as well as contemporary.

Sheppard's Place, 172 Boon Street,+1 742-5903, [33]. Bed and breakfast that feels like you are just at home. Walking distance of shops, parks, beach, and restaurants. Enjoy relaxing on the patio looking at the private garden and ocean views.

Shells By the Sea, 8 River View Road, +1 782-6985, [34]. Newly built B&B that is minutes from the Narragansett Town Beach and the famous Narragansett Towers. Offers a romantic getaway package for couples.

Scarborough Beach Motel, 901 Ocean Rd., +1 401 783-2063 [35]. The motel is located in a quiet residential neighborhood directly across the street from Scarborough State Beach. They offer clean, comfortable rooms with 1, 2, or 3 double beds and efficiencies. All rooms have private baths with stall showers and Cable TV, Telephone, individual Heat / AC unit and most room with Microwave/Refrigerator.

The Atlantic House, 85 Ocean Rd., +1 401-783-6400, [36]. Right across from the Narragansett seawall. Very short walk to Narragansett Town Beach and Pier Market Place shops.

Cottage Rentals

Narragansett is located not far from the University of Rhode Island where college students live during the school year. These students rent out houses usually for a nine month period. When summer approaches all these houses are available and look for people who need a place to stay to enjoy all of what Narragansett has to offer. Staying for a weekend, a week, a month, or even the whole summer, getting a cottage rental is well worth it!

Durkin Cottage Realty, 815 Point Judith Road, +1 401-789-6659, [37]. Leading realty in Narragansett that helps you find winter, summer, or yearly rentals.

Lila Delman Real Estate, 41 Ocean Rd., +1 401-789-6666, [38]. Offers year-round rentals, vacation rentals, beach houses, student rentals and summer rentals in Narragansett. Their wide spectrum of homes include cottage rentals by the ocean or beach, Victorian oceanfront estates, beach homes with docks on ocean access salt ponds, beach houses, river front homes and more.

Ocean State Rentals, [39]. This realty is determined to meet your vacation accommodations!

Ann O'brien Realty,196 Ocean Rd. +1 401-782-3900, [40]. Find the rental you've been waiting for using their conveniently, interactive rental search right online.

Contact

  • Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 35 Kingstown Rd., +1 401-789-9507, [41]. They aim to serve the informational, educational, and recreational needs of the Narragansett community. They have a large variety of books, movies, magazines and the have a public computer lab and free wireless access for laptop users.Monday – Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, Friday 10:00-5:00 pm From Labor Day to Memorial Day, Saturday 10:00 to 2:00 pm, After: Saturday 10:00 to 5:00 pm, Sundays (October-April) 12:00 to 4:00 pm.


Stay Safe

  • Narragansett Police Department, 40 Caswell St., +1 401-789-1091.

Get out

  • Block Island, The beautiful small Island has great beaches, spectacular bluffs, and cute local shops. A wonderful day trip by ferry boat. The ferries leave port in Galilee.
  • Visit nearby Newport, a mere half hour drive from Narragansett. From Route 1 North, follow route 1 until the Newport exit, follow 138, over the Jamestown and Newport Bridges (toll is required. Plenty of things to do, both day and night. Downtown shopping, beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants, historical sites and great bars are among the many things offered in Newport.
  • Providence, Providence, Rhode Island's capital city, is a great day trip. From Route 1 North, follow route 1, route 1 will become route 4, merge onto 95 North and follow until you reach the Downtown Providence exits. Lots to do, including the Providence Place Mall, Thayer Street on the East Side, many great restaurants, Federal Hill (Providence's Italian section), and much more.
  • Providence Place, Opened on August 20, 1999, is an urban shopping mall in the central part of Providence, Rhode Island, near the Rhode Island State House and Providence Station. Composed of three main floors, the mall is connected via skyway to the nearby Westin Hotel and Rhode Island Convention Center.
  • Thayer Street, In Providence, this is a popular destination for students of the area's nearby schools of Brown University, RISD, and Providence College. It is located in the College Hill neighborhood on the East Side of Providence. Brown's graduate housing and some classroom buildings are on Thayer street.
  • Federal Hill, This neighborhood has a salient role in the history of Providence due to its central location within the city. This part of Providence is best known for its Italian American community and abundance of restaurants.
  • Mystic, Connecticut is about a half an hour drive from Narragansett. From 138, take the 95 South exit towards Westerly, follow into CT and take the Mystic exit. Lots of historical sites to see, great seafood restaurants, also has a great aquarium.
  • Connecticut, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos are located in Connecticut only forty minutes away. Play slots, craps, and roulette, all your favorite card games or sit down for a gourmet meal in one of their many restaurants. -Foxwoods Resort Casino, Rt. 2, Ledyard, +1 -800-FOXWOODS, [42]. The world's largest casino. -Mohegan Sun Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, +1 -888-777-7922, [43].


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