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South County (Rhode Island)

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If you are trying to find South County on a map, then you might have a problem. Technically speaking, South County doesn’t really exist! Instead, “South County” is just the name that the locals have given to a specific part of Rhode Island. South County is, broadly speaking, the coastal region in Rhode Island, centered around the mostly seasonal vacation communities.

Cities and towns[edit]

Other destinations[edit]


According to South County Tourism Committee, South County consists of the following Rhode Island towns including Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, West Greenwich & Westerly. Although the majority of the towns listed belong to a different county segment of the state, they are categorized in ‘South County’ for being popular destinations in southern Rhode Island. Washington County, primarily consists of the towns of Exeter, North Kingstown, Narragansett, South Kingstown, Charlestown, Westerly, Hopkinton & Richmond following the southern shore throughout the state.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Rhode Island has three AMTRAK [4] train stations - South Kingstown (close to the beaches of Narragansett and Charlestown), Providence (in downtown Providence), and Westerly (close to the RI/CT border). WARNING: Amtrak trains often run late, so do not rely on them for time-sensitive trips.

By car[edit]

South County, Rhode Island is accessed most easily by Interstate 95. From South (New York/Connecticut Area): Head north on I-95N into Rhode Island. Take exit 3A for RI-138 E/S Kingstown and merge onto RI-138 E/Kingstown Rd. Head straight on RI-138 until you enter South Kingstown

From North (Providence/Boston): Head south on I-95S into Rhode Island. Take exit 9 onto RI-4 towards South County. Head straight on RI-4 and continue onto RI-1 into South Kingstown.

By plane[edit]

South County is accessable by plane via TF Green Airport. Once at TF Green, one can follow the directions to South County by traveling south on I=95 (as seen above).

By boat[edit]

Galilee in the town of Narragansett is accessible from Block Island and Newport by using the Block Island Ferry. You can purchase tickets online[5] or by calling +1 401-783-7996. Block Island Ferry offers the Hi-Speed Ferry and the Traditional Ferry. The Hi-Speed Ferry arrives in approximately 30 minutes and the Traditional Ferry arrives in approximately 60 minutes.

Get around[edit]

Traveling by car is the most common way to get around in South County, but public transit lines and taxi cabs are available.

By car[edit]

  • Routes 1 & 1A are the primary means of travel north/south through South County. Route 1A runs along the local beaches and is extremely busy during the summer season. [6]
  • Route 138 is the dominant east/west route and travels through South Kingstown and by the University of Rhode Island.
  • Route 108 is the state route that travels westward through Narragansett and South Kingstown that intersects Route 1A and US Route 1.

By bus[edit]

  • South County is served by RIPTA Bus, (Rhode Island Public Transit Authority), Phone: +1 401-781-9400, [7]. M-F 6:30AM-9PM, Sa 8AM-6:30PM, Su 11AM-6:30PM. A single ride on RIPTA costs $1.50.

By taxi[edit]

  • Wakefield Cab CO Incorporated, Wakefield +1 401-783-0007
  • Wrights Taxi, Saunderstown and Westerly +1 401-789-0400
  • Eagle Taxi, Narragansett +1 401-783-2970

By Bike[edit]

  • Gansett Rides, 0145 Boon St #7 (401) 363-9550- Jet ski, bike and scooter rentals located in the Pier near Narragansett Town Beach. Affordable, helmets available for scooters and bikes. Waivers available at the shop. Down deposit required.
  • Narragansett Bikes NBX, Phone: 401-782-4444 | Mon - Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun closed, located at 922 Boston Neck Road- Super convenient for those looking for a weekend getaway or week long vacations. NBX delivers bicycles to your location round trip for low cost. All rentals include bicycle, lock, helmet and friendly advice.

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South County's main attraction during the warmer months is its many miles of coastline and public beaches. This can attract very large crowds, especially on weekends or holidays. Daily passes are available for residents, non-residents and seniors, and range from $5 to $14. Season passes are also available and range from $20 to $60. All beaches are free (but unguarded) before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Beach phone numbers may be seasonal.

Coastal view of Narragansett Town Beach located inside the pier. The famous Towers are spotted in the far background.
  • Narragansett Town Beach 36 Ocean Rd (Narragansett) +1 401-783-7121, this extremely popular town beach that Narragansett offers is attractive to many residents & tourists. Although this beach seems to be the spot in town, beach admission and parking fees are a bit pricy. Daily admission begins at $8. The town beach is open weekends only from Memorial Day through June 15th. From then through Labor Day, the beach is open daily. Seasonal passes are available for both admission & parking. Even though admission is non-transferrable, children 11 & under are free to access what wonderful Narragansett Town Beach has to offer!

State Beaches[edit]

All Rhode Island state beaches follow Rhode Island State Parks prices, passes & programs. On the Rhode Island State Park website, you can find multiple PDFs on how to obtain beach passes, costs, camping & park information. Unlike town beaches, Rhode Island State Parks only charge parking fees currently starting at $10 for beach access.

  • Misquamicut State Beach 149 Atlantic Ave (Westerly) +1 401-322-1206, This famous Rhode Island state beach represents a population based on Westerly locals & Connecticut residents. Beware, this beach often packs up to maximum on a hot summer day. Misquamicut also offers a variety of attractions including over a mile of beachfront, gift shops & contemporary pavilions.
    Misquamicut State Beach on an average summer day
  • Scarborough State Beach 970 Ocean Rd (Narragansett) +1 401-789-2324
  • East Matunuck State Beach 950 Succotash Rd (South Kingstown) +1 401-789-8585
  • Roger Wheeler State Beach 100 Sand Hill Cove Road (Narragansett) +1 401-789-3563, Roger Wheeler State Beach is often commonly referred to as ‘’Sand Hill Cove” until a late name change during the 1970s. After this name change, the beach took on new renovations including new pavilions, coin operated hot showers, an environmental educational center & playground for children, families, tourists & locals of all ages to enjoy!
  • Salty Brine State Beach 254 Great Island Road (Narragansett) +1 401-789-3563, Salty Brine is located right on the Block Island sound right beside popular seafood restaurant George's of Galilee. Construction has finished on a new 2,800 square foot beach pavilion providing technology to meet sustainable building design. Meeting these ‘green’ needs, this project offers a new boardwalk along the jetty, small wind turbine to provide electricity for the facility, along with solar hot water to provide heat to the coin operated showers.


  • South County enjoys a brief period of fall colors. The main roads throughout the region, such as Route 1, Route 138, Route 108, Route 2 and Ministerial Road (Route 110) make for enjoyable drives during the autumn season.

Points of Interest[edit]

  • Narragansett Towers, located conveniently on Route 1A at 35 Ocean Road in Narragansett.
    Towers of Narragansett during the off season. Offers much history & is used for a variety of events
    The towers of Narragansett is a local icon for special events & is often used as a seaside venue for many to experience & enjoy. Although The Towers hold public events throughout the year, The Tower council offers free tours by appointment by calling (401-782-2597). Get enriched with the heart of Narragansett & learn about the long history that The Towers of Narragansett have to offer.
  • Point Judith Lighthouse, Narragansett. The picturesque Point Judith lighthouse marks the west side of the entrance to Narragansett Bay.
  • Wilcox Park, Westerly. A beautiful Victorian-era walking park.
  • Arcadia Wildlife Management Park, Nooseneck Hill Road, Exeter. Over 14,000 forested acres of fishing and hiking for family. Arcadia is known to be the largest recreational area in Rhode Island. Rhode Island's DEM Division of Forest Environment and Fish & Wildlife manages this recreational area for a variety of activities such as fishing, hunting, boating, mountain biking and horseback riding. All gravel roads are paved and well maintained to make outdoor recreation easy and stress free.
  • Rome Point, North Kingstown, located right off of route 1A in Saunderstown, is a popular destination for hiking and sightseeing of seals. Rome Point is also referred to as John Chaffee Nature Preserve, this preservation is widely known in Rhode Island for it’s rocky beaches, variety of trails & wildlife views. Typically, the harbor seals of Rome Point begin migrating from Maine in September, come early January hundreds of seals can be observed throughout mid-April.
  • Great Swamp Wildlife Reservation, 277 Great Neck Road, South Kingstown, located right off Route 110 close to Charlestown is a management area consisting of a 5 mile looped trail around a lake. This great swamp contains 3,349 acres divided by wetlands, forests, agricultural land and other brush. If you're looking for a moderate hike during the day this would definitely be the place to check out!
  • Black Point, Narragansett RI 02882, located right off Rhode Island’s famous Ocean Road cruise, a 1,430 foot loop trail right at the Black Point fishing cove, across the street from De La Salle Christian Brothers School. About a mile from Narragansett Sea Wall, Black Point is the home of Malcolm Grant Trail that presents ocean vistas of the Newport Bridge & rocky scenery.
    Rocky view at Black Point during the spring.

Art Galleries & Museums[edit]

  • Fine Arts Center Galleries at the University of Rhode Island, Upper College Road, Kingston. Tu-F Noon-4PM, and weekends 1PM-4PM. The University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center boasts three fully staffed galleries, including one devoted specifically to photography. The galleries exhibit contemporary artists from across the nation and around the globe year-round. Free. The Fine Arts Center also offers a wide variety of events, concerts & festivals.
  • Hera Gallery, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, Phone: +1 401-789-1488, [8]. W-F 1PM-5PM, Sa 10AM-4PM. The Hera Gallery is a non-profit artists co-op open year round (except January). Free.
  • South County Art Association's Helme House Gallery, South Kingstown.
  • Gilbert Stuart Birthplace, 815 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown, Rhode Island 02874, Phone :(401) 294-300, Come visit the museum of famous 18th century artist Gilbert Stuart. He is best known for his unfinished Athenaeum portrait of George Washington that is the image featured on U.S. one dollar bill!
    Gilbert Stuart museum located right off of Route 1A in Saunderstown. Gilbert Stuart is widely known for his feature portrait of George Washington on the one dollar bill!
  • Quonset Air Museum,488 Eccleston Ave, North Kingstown, RI 02852, Phone :401-294-9540, Rhode Island’s Home of Aviation Heritage. Come witness the preservation, interpretation and presentation of Rhode Island’s aviation history through education, research, collections & exhibits. Also, widely known for its annual airshow located right in Quonset point.

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For the shopping enthusiast, South County provides a multitude of options. Although you won't find many chain stores, South County has many boutiques, used book stores, and souvenir shops. Wickford, Wakefield, and Westerly all have historic downtowns that contain many interesting shops.

  • Wakefield Mall, 160 Old Tower Hill Rd Wakefield, RI 02879. The Wakefield Mall is the smallest mall in New England and includes stores such as Wet Seal, Payless Shoes, Michaels Craft Store, Olympia Sports, and Staples. . If you are a more serious shopper, then you can wait at the RIPTA bus stop right outside the mall, take the Route 66 bus into and out of Providence.
  • Marshalls, 91 Point Judith Rd, Suite 10, Narragansett, RI 02882. +1 401-782-4285. Located in the Salt Pond Shopping center where Stop & Shop is, Marshalls is the popular chain store for all ages.
  • The Purple Cow, 205 Main St Wakefield, +1 (401) 789-2389. Open daily 10am-6pm Saturday-Wednesday, 10am-8pm Thursday/Friday. Located in the center of Wakefield on Historic Main Street, this is a fairly large boutique offering a wide variety of gifts and clothing. Merchandise ranges in prices from less than $10 to more than $100. They have name-brand jewelry as well as locally made products. Perfect when looking for just the right birthday/holiday gift or to treat yourself!

Recreational Activities:[edit]

  • Canoeing & Kayaking: Narrow River Kayaks 94 Middlebridge Rd +1 401-789-0334. Located right on Narrow River between Routes 1 and 1A. You can paddle to the beach, John H. Chafee Wildlife Refuge, Pettaquamscutt Lake and Gilbert Stuart Birthplace.
  • Fishing: Black Point Narragansett, Off of Ocean Rd, just north of Scarborough State Beach. The area consists of a wooded dirt path that extends toward the Bay from a parking. Use caution when walking out on the rocks, particularly during high tide. On-site parking is available
  • Camping: Burlingame State Park, Charlestown, +1 401-322-7337. The park has 3,100 acres of rocky woodland surrounding Watchaug Pond in Charlestown. The entrance to the park headquarters and camping area is off U.S. Route 1.
  • Nature trails: Kimball Wildlife Sanctuary, Charlestown +1 401-949-5454. A 29 acre property located on the southern shore of Watchaug Pond. The land abuts Burlingame State Park and trails lead from the refuge to the state land.
  • Biking: South County Bike Path +1 401-783-8886 is used by walkers, runners, bikers. The bike path begins at the Kingston Amtrak train station and extends 8 miles, ending at the South County Museum near Narragansett Town Beach.
  • Airsoft: Extreme Complex, 1425 Kingston Rd, Wakefield +1 401-789-1987 [9]. A local business that provides an indoor Airsoft field. Airsoft guns for rent and for sale.
  • Skiing & Waterpark: Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and Water Park, 160 Yawgoo Valley Road, Exeter RI, 02822 +1 401- 294-3802- Yawgoo is the only ski resort in Rhode Island. Unlike most ski resorts, Yawgoo offers 12 trails, snowboarding, waterslides and pools for summer fun. Yawgoo is highly recognized for their affordable daily rates providing outdoor fun year round.


Theaters and Cinemas[edit]

  • Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St, Westerly, 02889 +1 401-596-2341 Granite Theatre is a restored Greek Revival Church that sits at the foot of Granite Street in downtown Westerly. Year round, the Granite Theatre will stage various forms of entertainment including Broadway plays, children's plays, lecture programs, cabaret acts, and more.
  • URI Theatre, Upper College Rd (Fine Arts Center), Kingston, 02881 +1 401-874-2627 Live theatre productions, Concert Choir and University Chorus performances, and occasional non-URI performances.
  • Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Rd, Matunuck, 02879 +1 401-782-TKTS This is an old and theatre in Rhode Island; it was originally opened in 1933. After being closed down for four years, Bill Haney purchased and reopened it in 2007 and ever since has been showcasing musical and dramatic theatricals.
  • Entertainment Cinemas, 30 Village Square Drive, South Kingstown, 02879 +1 401-792-8008 Located in the South County Commons development, Entertainment Cinemas is South County's only multiplex-style cinema. First-run movies show seven days a week with matinee prices all day on Tuesdays, and discounts for students on Wednesdays.

The Ryan Center and Boss Arena[edit]

  • The Ryan Center, One Lincoln Almond Plaza, +1 401-788-3200, Fax: 401-788-3210, Email: [email protected] Home to all of the main events such as basket ball games, boat shows and concerts. The schedule for events is available here [10]. Along with the Ryan Center there is the Boss Ice Arena.
  • The Boss Arena, Lincoln Almond Plaza, +1 401-874-5480. Offers ice-skating to the public at designated times found here [11]. You can also catch recreational girls and boys ice hockey games as well as the URI hockey club’s games.

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  • Iggy's Doughboys & Chowder House- 1157 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, +1 401-783-5608 Sells seafood and other entrees for lunch and dinner. Newly renovated, brand new building built right beside the old shack. This new establishment upgrades to yearly dine in, dine out options.
  • The Bluebird Cafe- 554 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield, +1 401-792-8940 [12] Breakfast until 2 PM every day but Tuesdays. Open 5 PM to 8:30 PM for dinner on Fridays.
  • Panera Bread- 160 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield, +1 401-788-0102 [13] A large chain restaurant. Offers a variety of foods, breads, and pastries.
  • DB’s Pizza- 546 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, +1 401-789-4222 Located in the heart of Wakefield, a local pizza business offering a wide variety of specialty pizzas, appetizers, sandwiches & calzones
  • Oak Hill Tavern- 565 Tower Hill Rd, North Kingstown, +1 401-294-3282 [14] A casual Restaurant/Tavern open 7 days a week featuring BBQ ribs & chicken, steaks, seafood, and burgers. Very popular, so wait may be up to an hour. $2-$16.
  • Monaghan's Clam Shack- 190 Ocean Road, Narragansett, +1 401-782-2524. [15] Offers seafood and grill items, such as burgers or hot dogs. Within walking distance of Narragansett Town beach. $4-$20.
  • Kingston Pizza- 120 Knowelsway Ext, Narragansett, +1 401-782-4442 [16] A local pizza restaurant chain.
  • Brickley's Ice Cream & Cakes- 921 Boston Neck Rd+1 401-789-1784 - 322 Main St, South Kingstown, RI+1401-782-8864 [17] Homemade ice cream delivered fresh daily from Narragansett to Wakefield, offering 2 wonderful locations for South County tourists & locals to enjoy! Only accepts cash or check, ATM offered in store
  • Bess Eaton- 621 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield. This local coffee shop offers a wide variety of coffee flavors, donuts, pastry products, ice cream, breakfast sandwiches & deli sandwiches.Open until 9pm.
  • Dunkin' Donuts- 1189 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett, +1 401-789-0546 Very large chain. Sells donuts and related pastries.
  • Allie's Donuts- 3661 Quaker Ln. (Rt.2), North Kingstown, +1 401-295-8036. Sells freshly made donuts and donut cakes in great variety.
  • Brewed Awakenings- 60 South County Commons Way, Wakefield, +1 401-783-8086 A local coffee shop which sells coffee as well as pastries and breakfast sandwiches. Free Wifi.
  • Casey's Grill and Bar- 191 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield, +1-401-789-9714 [18] Prices range from $7-$20 with dinner specials every night. Monday and Tuesday's are two dinners for $19.99 (a glass of their house wine included). Their menu ranges from sandwiches, steaks, chicken, seafood, pasta, and even some Mexican dishes. Menu items served until 12AM!
  • Cool Beans Cafe- 18 Kingstown Road, Narragansett, +1-401-789-9500 Open daily 7am-6pm. Offers breakfast, lunch, coffee, drinks, and deserts. Just a 5 minute walk from Narragansett Town Beach. Friendly atmosphere and comfortable seating areas.
  • Bagelz- 99 Fortin Road, Kingston, 1-401-782-2295 & 90 Pershing Avenue, Wakefield, 1-401-783-9700 Open Monday-Friday 6am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday 6am-5pm. Offers coffee, tea, specialty drinks, breakfast sandwiches, baked goods, lunch, and drinks. The Fortin Road location is located in the Emporium on the URI campus and is the perfect place to grab coffee and breakfast before class or a snack during a study break. Limited seating downstairs but there is also an upper level. Plus, on Mondays there is free coffee if you bring in your own to-go mug and during finals week they offer free refills!


  • Charlie O's- 2 Sand Hill Cove Rd, Narragansett, +1-401-782-2002 [19] Charlie O's is a sports bar with a laid back environment. Their menu provides a range of seafood, grilled items, chicken and pasta. Prices range from $10-$25.
  • Lunch Lady- 22A Pier Market Place, Narragansett, +1-401-284-1504 Open daily 11am-4pm. Offers lunch sandwiches, salads, smoothies, snacks, drinks. Unique menu, very friendly staff and accommodating to specific requests. Within walking distance of Narragansett Town Beach. Sandwiches and salads range in price from $8-$12.
  • T’s Restaurant- 91 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, +1-401-284-3981, Open daily 7am-3pm. Offers coffee, drinks, omelets, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch. Always a friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. Tons of indoor seating and outdoor seating when the weather is nice. Prices range from $5-$15.
  • PJ's Pub- 135 Boon Street, Narragansett, +1 401-789-3200 [20] Offers Mediterranean Cuisine served in a Pub atmosphere. Take out orders available.
  • The Mew's Tavern- 456 Main St, Wakefield, +1 401-783-9370 [21] Sells standard tavern food. Very popular, so wait can be up to two hours, though is usually closer to one.
  • Crazy Burger- 144 Boone St, Narragansett, +1 401-783-1810 [22] Offers a variety of burgers and other entrees. Also features a Café and Juice Bar.
  • Rhody Joe’s- 515 Kingstown Road, Wakefield +1 401-783-0008 [23] College student-oriented restaurant. Menu items include typical bar-and-grill items such as burgers, wings, or pasta.
  • New Dragon- 80 Pt Judith Rd, Narragansett +1 401-783-1110 Favorite local Chinese restaurant.
  • George's of Galilee- 250 Sand Hill Cove Rd, Narragansett, +1 401-783-2306 [24] Wide selection of fresh local seafood, a new sushi menu, lobster specials, as well as slow roasted prime rib. Sometimes offers live entertainment (check website). $10-$20.
  • Champlin's Seafood- Great Island Rd, Narragansett, +1 401-783-3152. [25] Seafood restaurant with a family atmosphere. Very popular restaurant, with a line that can last up to an hour. Warning: most tables are open to the outside, so they get cold in winter.
  • Bamboo Garden- 944 Boston Neck Rd, Narragansett, +1 401-788-8085 Relatively cheap Chinese food.
  • Trio- 5 Kingstown Rd, Narragansett, +1 401-792-4333 [26] Serves standard grill foods, such as steaks and pork chops. Free WiFi available. Warning: Parking may be difficult during the day if the beach is open.
  • Twin Willows- 865 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett, +1 401-789-8153 [27] Family oriented tavern restaurant. Popular local restaurant, though wait is never longer than half an hour.
  • Gregg's- 4120 Quaker Lane, North Kingstown, +1 401-294-5701 [28] Provides a family-friendly dining environment, with a large variety in foods. Very popular desserts. $8-$20.
  • Chen's- 60 Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, +1 401-793-8516 A local Chinese food restaurant.
  • Applebee's- 15 Commons Corner Way, Wakefield, +1 401-782-4578 [29] Part of a large chain. Provides American food in a child-friendly environment.
  • Kabuki- 91 Old Tower Hill Rd, Wakefield. 1 401-788-0777 Kabuki presents modern Japanese Cuisine, sushi, and cocktails. Entrees range from $15-$25 Open: M-F 11AM-1AM, Sa 12PM-1AM, Su 1PM-1AM


  • Turtle Soup, 113 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, +1 401-792-8683 Italian restaurant in Narragansett. Not child-friendly.
  • Aunt Carrie’s Seafood Restaurant, 1240 Ocean Rd, Narragansett RI, +1 401-783-7930 [30] Come get your favorite clam cakes & chowdah! This popular seafood restaurant in Narragansett is a summer hotspot for all types of seafood, basic entrees & ice cream. Typically prices range between $11-$30, affordable for those looking to get a quick, traditional New England seafood treat.
  • Shogun Steak and Seafood House, 59 South County Commons Plaza, South Kingstown, +1 401-284-1311 [31] Open Sunday 4pm-9pm, Monday-Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm. Provides private seating as well as a hibachi bar so you can watch your food made right in front of you. Menu includes Hibachi entrees, traditional Japanese entrees, appetizers, and a huge selection of sushi and sashimi. The Hibachi chefs are always entertaining and put on a great show. This environment makes for an enjoyable evening. Prices range from $15-$40.
  • Coast Guard House, 40 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, +1 401-783-0700 [32] This seaside restaurant offers a variety of entree options ranging from steak to seafood. Located right beside the Towers, The Coast Guard House offers a phenomenal view of the pier & Narragansett Town Beach. Although this restaurant is more formal & typically not child friendly, this establishment offers complimentary valet parking to combat the hassle of finding a parking spot along the jam-packed sea wall.
  • Spain Restaurant- 1144 Ocean Road, Narragansett, +1-401-783-9770 [33] Spain serves many different dishes including: Seafood, chicken, steaks, and pasta. Prices range from $15-$40. Closed on Mondays

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  • Rhody Joe’s Saloon- 515 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield +1 401-783-0008, Rhody Joe’s offers a laid back environment where customer service is a priority. They offer $2 draft specials and $4 house margaritas. A late night menu is served until 12AM.
  • Mews Tavern- 456 Main St, Wakefield +1 401-783-9370, Mews offers 69 draft beers including many microbrews, one made especially by Magic Hat Brewery for the Mews. There is three different bar atmospheres, including a Martini Lounge. Its environment is well fit for family and friends.
  • Charlie O's Tavern on the Point- 2 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett +1 401-782-2202 and +1 401-782-2004 A popular tavern-like restaurant that serves drinks.
  • Twin Willows- 865 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett, +1 401-789-8153 [27], A popular Narragansett restaurant that offers a variety of drinks and tavern food.

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  • Durkin Cottages Realty, 815 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, +1-401-789-6659, Open Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. Durkin is a realty office available for students to find academic year housing and for tourists to rent beach houses during the summer months. Beach houses are upwards of $1000 per week and usually need to be booked in advance. Houses are available in the Scarborough area, Narragansett Town Beach area, and Bonnet Shores area.
  • Ann O’Brien Realty, 196 Ocean Road, Narragansett, +1-401-782-3900, Open Monday-Saturday 9am-530pm, Sunday 11am-530pm. Ann O’Brien is a realty office available for students to find academic year housing and for tourists to rent beach houses during the summer months. Beach houses are upwards of $1000 per week and usually need to be booked in advance. Houses are available in the Scarborough area, Narragansett Town Beach area, and Bonnet Shores area.

Hotels & Lodging[edit]

  • Hampton Inn, 20 Hotel Drive, South Kingstown, 401-788-3500, [1]. Offers complimentary breakfast, swimming facilities, free internet and fitness center.  edit
  • Holiday Inn, 3009 Tower Hill Road, +1 401 789-1051, [2].  edit
  • The King's Rose, 1747 Mooresfield Rd, South Kingstown, 401-783-5222, [3]. Bed and Breakfast located right outside of URI's Kingston campus. The 75-year-old Colonial style home features antique rooms and two acres of gardens. It is exhibited as one of the National Register of Historic Places.  edit
  • The Richards Bed and Breakfast, 144 Gibson Avenue, +1 789-7746, [34]. 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, [35]. 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, [36]. Located along Narragansett Pier, offers 62 luxiourious rooms featuring a gourmet restaurant, spa, and pool.
  • Ocean Rose Inn, 113 Ocean Road, +1 783-4704, [37] 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, [38]. 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, [39]. 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 [40]. The motel is 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.
  • Crosswinds Bed & Breakfast, 800 Boston Neck Rd., +1 401-294-3031, [41]. Crosswinds Bed and Breakfast is a lovely federally styled farmhouse built in 1850. This pastoral centerpiece is nestled off of Scenic 1A just south of Wickford Village. It is located nine miles from Newport and the University of Rhode Island.
  • Haddie Pierce House, 146 Boston Neck Rd., +1 401-294-7674, [42]. The Haddie Pierce House is a beautiful restored Victorian home in the center of Wickford Village and is close to beaches. Bed and breakfast.
  • Hamilton Village Inn, 642 Boston Neck Rd., +1 401-295-0700. [43] Enjoy a quaint and scenic stay at the Hamilton Village Inn. Guest Rooms and suites are available and include cable television, wi-fi, telephones, and private bathrooms. Recently remodeled rooms and close to the Wickford area.
  • Wickford Junction Inn, 1266 Old Baptist Rd., +1 401-295-2242, Email: [email protected], [44]. An 1880's country Victorian with conservatory houses this charming bed & breakfast. 3 bedrooms, each with private bath, plus add on bedroom with 2 twin beds forms suite. Beautifully situated in a park-like setting gorgeously landscaped with water features like koi ponds, water falls and decorative water fountain. The inn is nestled on a hilly, wooded property at the gateway to historic Wickford Village, Rhode Island. Close to Providence, Newport and TF Green Airport. Bed and breakfast.
  • Wickford Motor Inn, 7650 Post Rd., +1 401-294-4852. A clean quiet hotel that seems stuck in the 1970's. Amenities included are a fitness center, in room air-conditioning, cable television, and microwaves. $45 a night.
  • Kingstown Motel, 6530 Post Rd., +1 401-884-1160. A small hotel located right in the heart of North Kingstown features 20 well appointed rooms. Each unit offers amenities such as 25 inch TV, work Desk, fax, microwave, cable With HBO, refrigerator, 24 Hour Switchboard, Copy Machine, lounge Nearby, fax Machine, ice Machine, restaurant nearby, electronic Locks, sprinkler System, wake up call system, non-Smoking Rooms,smoke Detector, free Outdoor Parking, non-Smoking Rooms, RV or Truck Parking available, and free Toll-Free and Long Distance. Rates go from 59.95 to 99.95 a night depending on the time of year and size of the room. No pets allowed.
  • The Atlantic House, 85 Ocean Rd., +1 401-783-6400, [45]. Right across from the Narragansett seawall. Very short walk to Narragansett Town Beach and Pier Market Place shops.

Stay safe[edit]

  • Rhode Island State Police Wickford Barracks, 7875 Post Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852 Phone: (401) 294-3322
  • North Kingstown Police 8166 Post Rd, North Kingstown, RI 02852 Phone: (401) 294-3311
  • Narragansett Police 40 Caswell St, Narragansett, RI 02882 Phone:(401) 789-1091 - Conveniently located inside the Narragansett Pier, near town beach & local shopping!
  • South Kingstown Police 1790 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879 Phone:(401) 783-3321