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WHEN YOU GO : South County, RI

WHEN YOU GO : South County, RI
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by in Jul 2011

Here’s a sampling of South County beaches and activities, west to east. For fees, seasonal schedules, and other details, visit park and venue Web sites, listed below.

For upcoming events and lodging: southcountyri.com

WATCH HILL BEACHES(a village of Westerly)

NAPATREE POINT CONSERVATION AREA. Hidden like a secret, with two miles of beach, plus meandering trails and birding. thewatchhillconservancy.org/

EAST BEACH. Brilliant and expansive, with views of Watch Hill Lighthouse. watchhilleba.org

plus …

FLYING HORSE CAROUSEL. At Watch Hill Beach, a vintage herd of tiny horses dangling on chains; costs a pittance to fly. 401-348-6007; visitwatchhill.com

THE BOOK & TACKLE SHOP. The smell of 50,000 old volumes mingles with the sea. 401-315-2424; bookandtackle.com

COMINA. Beautiful beach-themed furnishings and accessories. 401-315-0335; comina.com

OCEAN HOUSE. Sets a high bar for elegance, with expansive views of East Beach. 401-584-7000; oceanhouseri.com

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