WHEN YOU GO : South County, RI
SCARBOROUGH NORTH & SOUTH STATE BEACHES. A long, popular stretch with moderate surf, picnic tables, boardwalk, and pavilions. riparks.com/scarborough.htm
NARRAGANSETT TOWN BEACH. Surfing paradise (sign up for lessons), with a sand, concerts, and a kite festival. narragansettri.gov
CAMP CRONIN FISHING AREA. Great angling along the rocky shoreline and breakwater, plus hiking and birdwatching. narragansett.patch.com
POINT JUDITH. A stoic old lighthouse looms over one of New England’s own “graveyards of the Atlantic” and a wild, stony shore, home to surfers and fishermen.
BLACK POINT CLIFF WALK. Hugs the coast off Ocean Road, with paths to boulders by the water, a top fishing area. narragansett.patch.com
Champlin’s Seafood, George’s, Aunt Carrie’s, Iggy’s. In Galilee and Point Judith, the big-cahuna seafood shacks; don’t miss the “stuffies” (stuffed clams). champlins.com, georgesofgalilee.com, auntcarriesri.com, iggysdoughboys.com
THE RICHARDS B&B. A romantic stone house, built in 1884, with meandering garden paths. 401-789-7746; therichardsbnb.com
CRAZY BURGER. A hint of Key West, with tropical outdoor seating. 401-783-1810; crazyburger.com
Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.