Narragansett is in Washington County (colloquially called South County), Rhode Island. It includes the beach villages of Galilee, Scarborough, Point Judith, the Narragansett town beach, 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. And in the winter there are multiple bars and events that people can take advantage of.
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 10 miles long and less than 2 miles wide.
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Narragansett is a hot spot for vacationing families during the summer and home to many URI students during the fall, winter, and spring. The town is never quiet whether it's a summer night with families by the fire on the beach, or a weekend night with URI students making the neighborhoods of Sandhill Cove, Eastward Look, and Bonnet Shores their playgrounds. In this town known for its beautiful beaches, the water is never far and there is always something to do!
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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 throughout the entire year. 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 frigid snow storms that winter brings. Narragansett gets it all.
- TF Green International Airport (IATA: PVD) (ICAO: KPVD), Exit 13 off Interstate 95, +1 401-737-4000, ext 283, 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.
- 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.
RIPTA- You can take the RIPTA into Narragansett from Providence, the URI Bay Campus and most commonly the URI Kingston campus. The fare is $2.00 per ride or you can get deals such as the weekly/monthly passes. Contact the RIPTA at 1-877-906-3539. http://ripta.com/
The 66 from stop D at Kennedy Plaza, the bus usually comes once every hour but there isn't an exact schedule so you need to look it up.
You can reserve a spot on the RIPTA FlexStop 203 and that will pick you up from the URI Bay campus and take you into Narragansett. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. 1-877-906-3539.
- From URI Kingston Campus:
You can take the 66 from the Memorial Union into Narragansett. The times on this vary; during the week you can catch it every 30 minutes to every hour and every hour on the weekends.
- AMTRAK - Kingston Station, Railroad Avenue, West Kingston, Rhode Island. +1 -800-USA-RAIL, . Service Amtrak Regional Trains to -Boston -New York -Washington -Newport News –Richmond. Kingston Station is open daily 6am to 10:45pm.
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.
- 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
- 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, good for putting in jet skis and kayaks.
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 get around, one might consider renting a moped/scooter or car to be able to get to the Narragansett Pier area to Scarborough and Point Judith. You are also welcome to visit our historic sites. Whether you prefer historic lighthouses, beautiful marinas, or our striking works of art, there are plenty of things to see. 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.
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 1036 Main St., +1 401-792-0185 or 120 Point Judith Rd, +1 401-783-2859
- Hertz, 1321 Kingstown Road, South Kingston, RI 401-789-7332
- A and J Jet Ski Rental LLC, 145 Boon St, +1 401- 284-1990
- Frances Fleet, 33 State St, +1 401-783-4988
- Jeanie B, 30 State St, Dock RR, +1 401-789-9250
- Rhode Island Charter Sportfishing Inc., 7 Jean St, +1 401-783-8487
- Seven B’s V, 30 State St, Dock RR, +1 401-789-9250
- Narrow River Kayaks, 94 Middlebridge Rd, Narragansett, RI 401-789-0334
- C-DEVIL II SPORTFISHING Inc., 33 State St, Narragansett, RI 401=374-1439
- Gansett Rides, 145 Boon St #7, Narragansett, RI 401-262-9550
- Narragansett Bikes, 922 Boston Neck Rd, Narragansett, RI 401-782-4444
- Narragansett Shuttle Service, 55 Mumford Rd. This is a free shuttle that runs every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
- Narragansett Limousines, 91 Point Judith Rd Suite 112, Narragansett, RI 401-615-2333
- 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. edit
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
Rocks located in Narragansett, RI
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Several Beaches, Narragansett, Rodger W. Wheeler State Beach, Scarborough State Beach, Salty Brine State Beach
- Bass Rock, 52 Bass Rock Rd. (Go down Bass Rock rd and park in the parking spots there is a trail at the very end of the road follow that to Bass Rock), ☎ None rocks don't have phones. 24-7. This is a large group of rocks over-looking the Narragansett Bay. This spot is used for fishing and hikes. It has one rock that is flat at a 67 degree which is perfect to wall runs. Also is a nice romantic spot during the sunset because it right on the water. Free. edit
- Open Mic Night @ Perry's Bar & Grill, 140 Point Judith Rd Ste 2 - 7, ☎ 401-284-1546. 7am-1am, Event @ Wed. Do you like that genuine blues sound? Are you a performer of the blues, or simply one who really enjoys listening to it? If so, head over to Perry's on Wednesday nights, bring a few friends who can play a guitar and your other standard instruments, and talk to someone working that night; you'll be on the que for the stage in no time. Or, simply come and mingle with those bar-hoppers who, like you, enjoy this classic genre of music. edit
- Southern Rhode Island Green Trail, This is a peaceful meandering trail that runs from Kingstown train station to Narragansett neighborhood. Less than a 1 mile of biking/walking will get you to the beach. Busier on the weekends.
- Galilee, Scenic fishing village. Galilee is a great place to visit for people with children, the elderly or disabled, or people who love boats.The beach, since it's enclosed within the "Harbor of Refuge", is always calm with a gentle surf. As you enjoy the clear waters and soft white sand you can enjoy watching the Galilee Fleet sail by.
- Block Island Ferry, Fastest link to Block Island RI, which runs year round. Located in Point Judith. It is the only vehicle transfer service to Block Island.
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 Rd.)
- The Dunes Club (137 Boston Neck Rd.)
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 Rd.
- 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. There are many free spots available around the beach if you know where to look (along the seawall, in neighborhoods down the street from the beach and you can sometimes get away with parking on in the shopping center). This beach is also a very popular surfing location where the beach has dedicated a section of the beach to surfers. Dog friendly beach. Most likely the best beach in Narragansett but can become extremely crowded even in the mornings but if you get to the beach before the employees arrive you get to go for fee (around 7). Clean, white hard packed sand. Clear waters and clean beach. There is no alcohol permitted.
- Roger Wheeler State Beach: Located at 100 Sand Hill Cove Rd.- 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. Also, there is a full playground inside the beach. Has a view of boat going in and out of Galilee. Within walking distance to many restaurants and shops.There are restrooms, hot showers, a snack shack.
- Salty Brine State Beach, 254 Great Island Road, . Formerly known as Galilee State Beach, 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 as well as snack shack and a bar pavillion. It is a short walk to restaurants with take out windows. Renovated in 2010, easily accessible for people with disabilities.
- Scarborough State Beach: Located at 870 Ocean Rd.
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. Big waves when there is a storm.This beach does not charge admission per person, they charge per car. At these beaches, you can pay more and bring your camper for the day. This allows for cookouts and events if you chose so. Rocky water, a lot of red seaweed, and has had high bacteria levels. There are restrooms but no trash cans so there is a “bring in bring out” policy. The beach is clean and there is lifeguards on duty. The only downside to this beach is that the RIPTA bus is located here which allows for lots of people to show up.
- 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!
Various basketball courts are located around Narragansett. Any day of the week in the summer time you can find a pick up game of basketball going on. Feel free to join in a game or shoot hoops on your own! A very popular court is located on Boon Street, close to the Narragansett sea wall.
- Adventure Land, ☎ +1 401-789-0030. In the heart of Narragansett lies Adventure Land theme park. Bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, carousel rides and batting cages are activities offered. The park is considered one of the most enjoyable for boys and girls of all ages to experience in the state of Rhode Island. Located just minutes from the Narragansett town beach, Adventure Land is a popular destination in the summer months. 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. This past summer Adventure Land opened a carousel room where you can play arcade games, ride on the carousel, or enjoy treats such as ice cream, popcorn, cotton candy, and more! The go-kart clubhouse now sells Del's Frozen Lemonade for those who are looking for something light, sweet and refreshing. 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. One carousel ride: $2.00, 10 carousel rides: $18.00. For a taste of everything Adventure Land has to offer, try buying a bracelet. For $19.00 the bracelet allows one go-kart ride, one bumper boat ride, one mini golf game, and 15 pitches in the batting cages. Great family fun! edit
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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. There is also abandoned military forts that are prime for exploring.
Fisherman's Memorial State Park
- Gansett Juice, 74 Narragansett Avenue, +1 401-789-7890, surf line: 401-789-1954 (fax:727-2605 email: [email protected]), . 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.
- Narragansett Theater, 3 Beach Street, +1 401-782-2077. Catch a movie if the weather is rainy or just not so hot.
- Ocean Road, A scenic place to take a drive, bike ride, or a walk. Beautiful homes on the waterfront.
- 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.
- Seven B's V, 30 State Street, Dock RR. +1 401-789-9250, . Family owned and operated charter boat. Fishing excursions available for half-days, full-days, as well as night fishing.
- 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, . Offers spa body services, skin care, hair design, waxing, spa packages, and much more.
- Narragansett Driving Range, 1141 Boston Neck Rd, +1 401-284-0005, . 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gansett Juice, 74 Narragansett Road, +1 401-789-7890, . Sells surfboards, skateboards, apparel, wet suits, and many other items for your surfing needs. Provide visitors with rentals and surfing lessons.
- 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.
- Roch's Market, 1475 Main St, ☎ 401-822-2660, . M-Sa 7AM-9PM, Su 7AM-8PM. Very small grocery with a nice deli. edit
- Seven Ply, 148 Boon St, +1 401-789-4333, . Located in downtown Narragansett near Crazy Burger, you will find one of the areas retailers of skateboards, surfboards, SUP boards, wetsuits.
- 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.
- The Special-T shop, 30 Pier Market Place # A, +1 401-782-4945, . 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, . 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.
- Warm Winds Ltd., 26 Kingstown Rd., ☎ 401-789-9040, . Warm Winds surf shop opened its doors in 1973 and is now one of the largest and oldest surf shops on the East Coast. Warm Winds provides products and expertise for all of your surfing, skating, and snowboarding needs. The shop hosts a variety of events year around from movie premiers to surf and snowboarding contests. Group and private surf lessons paddle out daily and run well through the summer. Call in, or visit the website provided for more information. edit
- Brickley's Ice Cream & Cakes, 921 Boston Neck Rd, +1 401-789-1784. Tantalizing ice cream specialties are the focus at this eatery.
- Be Fit Nutrition. 10A Pier Market Place, Come in and enjoy Herbalife Nutrition shakes!, +1 401-788- 0300
- Calvitto's Pizza & Bakery: 91 Point Judith Rd. 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.
- 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. If you want to satisfy that late night craving, Fat Jacks Pizza Shack is open till 2 a.m.
- IGGY'S Doughboys & Chowder House, 1157 Point Judith Road, +1 401-783-5608, . 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.
- Island Deli, 855 Pt. Judith Rd., +1 401-284-0636.  "Fill Y'er Belly" with delicious super sandwiches, soups, fresh salads, premium cold cuts and breakfast sandwiches. Perfect if you are looking to pack a lunch and have a picnic on the beach.
- Kingston Pizza, 120 Knowlesway Ext., +1 401-782-4442, . Open every day, hours vary from 10AM-2AM. Serves Italian cuisine, including pizza, calzones, snack crusts, and full dinners. Also has salads and appetizers. Casual and family atmosphere. Offers take out and delivery. They have the best wings in town.
- Monaghan's, 190 Ocean Road, +1 401-782-2524.  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.
- Moo-Moo's Ice Cream: 106 Point Judith Road. 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.
- 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. Pier Pizza also has grinders and calzones.
- Gansett Wraps, 70 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. This restaurant is perfect for a quick and delicious meal. The sandwiches are served in large portions and with fresh ingredients.
- Leo’s of Bonnet Pizza,909 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. This popular pizza spot is conveniently located in Bonnet Shores. They offer a wide range of options from burgers to pasta and of course
- Aunt Carrie’s Seafood Restaurant, 1240 Ocean Rd., +1 401-783-7930, . 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
- 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.
- Blue Wave Pizza Cafe, 1004 Boston Neck Road, +1 401-782-8200. 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, accepts all major credit cards. Has delivery or dine in service.
- Cap’n Jacks: 706 Succotash Road. This casual dining seafood restaurant is located just before East Matunuck Beach. Cap’n Jacks is a kid friendly restaurant that still offers you the elegance of waterfront dining. Delicious seafood and reasonable prices. Cap’n Jacks is known for their desserts and has a bakery in the restaurant with unique sweets.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Coast Guard House: 40 Ocean Road. This restaurant is also located on the Seawall of Narragansett Beach. Indoor and outdoor bars as well as a deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The best seafood based menu makes for a fine dining experience. The Coast Guard House features live music as well as brunch, lunch and dinner menus.
- Crazy Burger, 144 Boone St, +1 401-783-1810, . 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. It is also BYOB, bring your own booze, they do check IDs.
- George's of Galilee, 250 Sand Hill Cove Rd.,+1 401-783-2306, . “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.
- Hammerhead Grill, 1230 Ocean Road, +1 401-789-6159,  Located just down the road from Scarborough Beach and Point Judith Lighthouse, the Hammerhead Grill offers casual dining with great views of the open water. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are all offered. The menu carries the standard seafood favorites including their award winning New England clam chowder and a variety of favorites from the land as well. The Hammerhead Grill is also available for large party functions as they have three floors of bars built for entertaining.
- Mariner Grille, 140 Point Judith Rd., +1 401-284-3282  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
- Matunuck Oyster Bar: 629 Succotash Road. 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 Washington County’s best kept secret.
- Nana's Ice Cream & Gelato Café, 28A Pier Market Place, +1 401 782-2705, . 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.
- New Dragon, 80 Pt. Judith Rd.,+1 401-783-1110. Casual dining, serves great Chinese dishes.
- 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.
- PJ's Pub, 135 Boon St., "+1" 401-789-3200, . Monday-Thursday 4PM - 1AM. Friday-Sunday 12PM - 1AM. This pub is located in the heart of the Narragansett Historical District and being just a few blocks from the Sea Wall makes it a great place to grab a casual brunch/lunch/dinner with family and friends. This pub offers an assortment of appetizers, as well as sandwiches, wraps, burgers, salads and lots of seafood entrees.
- Rhody Joe’s Saloon is a popular bar and grill with an overarching theme of New England Sports. Though technically located in Wakefield, RI, Rhody Joe’s can be found just off the exit for Narragansett. Excellent customer service and delicious entrees help maintain Rhody Joe’s pristine reputation. Prices are moderate though many deals are offered such as 25 cent wings during a New England sports game. The contemporary bar and atmosphere attract the nearby University’s students and Rhode Island locals alike. 515 Kingstown Road Wakefield, RI 02879. (401) 783-0008.
- T's, 91 Point Judith Rd., +(401) 284-3981. Mon-Sat. serving breakfast, brunch and lunch from 7:00 AM-3:00 PM. Sun. serving only breakfast and brunch from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM. A casual restaurant, serving traditional American food. Family friendly atmosphere and has both indoor and outdoor seating.
- Turtle Soup: 113 Ocean Road. Turtle Soup is 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.
- Sweet Spot: 256 Great Island Rd. +1 401-782-1646. Delicious homemade ice cream and desserts. The mud pie ice cream is fantastic.
- Sweet Twist, 12A Pier Market Place, +1 401-782-1006. Perfect shop that will satisfy your sweet spot.
- Mews Tavern, 456 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879. This fun restaurant is a perfect choice for the family. They serve a variety of food from burgers and wings, to pizza and pasta. All dishes are unique and different than the mundane. Happy hour starts at 5 and ends at 7 and you can any draft beer for $3, and free appetizer are available.
- Twin Willows, 856 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. A perfect spot for seafood and other coastal classics. Twin Willows offers good food at a reasonable price.
- The Bike Stop Cafe, 148 Boon Street, Narragansett, RI 02882. This restaurant if you're looking for a great atmosphere and great food. They serve delicious, handcrafted pizzas from a wood fired stove. They also offer a wide range of vegan and gluten free options.
- 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.
- Spain of Narragansett, 1144 Ocean Rd, +1 401-783-9770, . Offers fine dining right on the ocean in Point Judith Region. This upscale restaurant features Spanish Mediterranean, Portuguese and American food. Romantic atmosphere including soft music and candles. 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.
- Trio, 15 Kingstown Rd., +1 401-792-4333, . 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
- Shogun Steak and Seafood House +1 401-284-1311, . Located in South County Commons, Shogun has dining room options and hibachi tables. Enjoy chefs cooking your food right in front of you the way you like it! There is a large selection from chicken to specialty sushi rolls. Prices Range from $10- $35
- Arturo Joe’s, 140 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, RI 02882. This restaurant offers a large variety of italian classic cuisine, and has a delicious bread basket. A great place to bring the family or have a date night.
- Trattoria Romana South, 71 South County Commons Way, Wakefield, RI 02879. Trattoria is located in the South County Commons Shopping plaza. Their menu offers a large selection of authentic italian cuisine. A perfect place if you are looking for a relaxed dinner experience.
Bars and Pubs
- Bonvue Inn, 1230 Ocean Rd, +1 401-789-0696. Located near Roger Wheeler Beach, Bon Vue is a great place to hear live music and cheap drinks. Bon Vue has three floors all over looking the ocean, and open to porches in the summer months. 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.
- Charlie O's Tavern on the Point , 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.
- The Coast Guard House , 40 Ocean Road , +1 401-782-0700. A popular hangout offering food and drinks, frequented by college students during the school year. Looks over Narragansett Town Beach to watch the summer sunset. During summer/early fall they have dancing on an outside 2nd floor deck. There can really be an age variety here (anyone 21+). Mid-range.
- 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!
- 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.
- Twin Willows, 865 Boston Neck Road, +1 401-789-8153.This sports bar is perfect for the family to enjoy.
- Brewed Awakenings: 60 S. County Commons Way (401) 783-0496. Opened Mon-Sun 5 am-10pm. With the perfect location, this coffee shop is a great pit stop on your way to the beach. Offering a number of iced and hot coffee drinks as well as fruit smoothies, sandwiches and wraps, and even desserts and sweets. "No matter where you are in South County, you’re never far from Brewed Awakenings."
- 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. They 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.
- Cool Beans Cafe (Coffee), 18 Kingstown Rd., ☎ (401) 789-9500. 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.. This cafe is located directly in Narragansett Pier next to Picnic Basket and across from Trio Restaurant. They are known for there abundant coffee selection, iced/hot espresso drinks, paninis and other affordable deli style sandwiches. This modernized indoor/ outdoor cafe is equipped with Wi-Fi and plenty of seating. If you sit down and enjoy your coffee their, they offer free refills. Open 7 days a week, Cool Beans Cafe is always an option. $3.00-$10.00. edit
- 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.
- Java Madness, 134 Salt Pond Road, Wakefield, RI 02879. Perfect place for a freshly brewed pot of coffee. They also offer great on-the-go breakfast and pastry options. The atmosphere is perfect to sit with friends and occasionally they have live entertainment.
- The Lighthouse Inn of Galilee, 307 Great Island Road, +1 789-9341, . Two story, newly renovated hotel with 100 Poolside and Harborside rooms. Walking distance of shops, beaches, and restaurants.
- Ocean Rose Inn, 113 Ocean Road, +1 783-4704,  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.
- Scarborough Beach Motel, 901 Ocean Rd., +1 401 783-2063 . 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 Village Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 1 Beach Street, +1 783-6767, . Located along Narragansett Pier, offers 62 luxurious guest rooms featuring a gourmet restaurant, spa, and pool along with wifi.
- Sheppard's Place, 172 Boon Street,+1 742-5903, . 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.
- The Atlantic House, 85 Ocean Rd., +1 401-783-6400, . Right across from the Narragansett seawall. Very short walk to Narragansett Town Beach and Pier Market Place shops.
- The Richards Bed and Breakfast, 144 Gibson Avenue, +1 789-7746, . 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.
- Shells By the Sea, 8 River View Road, +1 782-6985, . Newly built B&B that is minutes from the Narragansett Town Beach and the famous Narragansett Towers. Offers a romantic getaway package for couples.
Narragansett is located close to the University of Rhode Island where college students live during the school year. These students rent out houses for the academic year, typically for a nine month period. When summer approaches all the homes become available for renting, and look for people who need a place to stay to enjoy Narragansett in the summertime. Whether you're looking to stay for a weekend, a week, a month, or even the whole summer, a cottage rental is well worth it.
- Ann O'Brien Realty, 196 Ocean Rd. (401) 782-3900, . Find the rental you've been waiting for using their convenient, interactive rental search right online. Rent out many homes in Narragansett's Eastward neighborhood, located one half mile from Scarborough Beach.
- Durkin Cottage Realty, 815 Point Judith Road. (401) 789-6659, . Leading, family owned realty business in Narragansett that helps you find winter, summer, or yearly rentals. Popular amongst college students to find Winter Rentals starting in September-May. Summer rentals are based weekly, ranging in price according to bedroom, location and distance from water. Here you can find beachfront properties, water view properties, and residential properties. Not only does Durkin accommodate rentals, but also sales in the Southern tip of Narragansett. Open 7 days a week until 7 pm, Durkin's friendly, knowledgeable staff is willing to answer any questions you may have. Call and set up an appointment to view any of the houses, or visit their in depth website and view interior and exterior photos of each property managed.
- Lila Delman Real Estate, 41 Ocean Rd. (401) 789-6666, . 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.
- Narragansett Property Management, 140 Point Judith Rd Suite C32. (401) 783-1155, . Narragansett Property Management brings a new approach to student, summer and beach housing. Our goal is not just to rent you a beautiful home for your summer vacation or your academic year but to assure your stay is at a reasonable price and is a rewarding experience. To those ends we feel that our task is only beginning with the signing of a lease.
- Pier Realty, 118 Point Judith Road. (401) 536-9861 , . There's a lot to take in Rhode Island during the summer, so book your dream summer vacation now!
- Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 35 Kingstown Rd., +1 401-789-9507, . 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.
- Narragansett Police Department, 40 Caswell St., Phone: (401)-789-1091
- Narragansett Fire Department, Headquarters located at 40 Caswell St. Phone: (401) 789-1000
Station 2 located at 900 Point Judith Road
Station 3 located at 1170 Boston Neck Road
- Block Island, The beautiful small Island has great beaches, spectacular bluffs, and cute local shops. Great restaurants, groceries may be expensive if staying longer then a day. A wonderful day trip by ferryboat. 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.
- 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, . The world's largest casino. -Mohegan Sun Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, +1 -888-777-7922, .
- 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.
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