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WHEN YOU GO : South County, RI

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

NARRAGANSETT BEACHES

SALTY BRINE (GALILEE) & ROGER WHEELER (SAND HILL COVE) STATE BEACHES. Fine sand, gentle surf, great views, picnicking. riparks.com/saltybrine.htm, riparks.com/wheeler.htm

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

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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

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