Everyone that visits Rhode Island in the summertime knows how wonderful the state’s coast is. With dozens of amazing beaches to chose from in the state and across several of its islands, there is just so much beauty to go around. What not everyone realizes is that the towns where these beaches are located are some of the most charming small communities to live in year-round! Here are 10 of the greatest beach towns in the Ocean State.
Jamestown is a stunning small town with beaches galore! It also offers amazing restaurants and other seasonal attractions in the summertime, along with one of the state's most magical places known as Beavertail State Park.
Narragansett might be the epitome of beach towns of New England. It not only possesses the most popular beaches in the state, but also one of the longest scenic routes and loveliest of views.
3. Little Compton
This small beach community boasts beautiful sites, small vintage shops, and even its very own vineyard. Sakonnet Point is found here and is more beautiful than one can imagine.
Charlestown is a small town with a whole lot of wonder. It is found in Washington County and has a population of just over 7,000.
5. New Shoreham
Though New Shoreham comes alive with tourists in the summertime, it has the smallest populated municipality in the entire state! It comprises the island of Block Island and is one of the best trips to take in Little Rhody.
Westerly borders Connecticut in Washington County and offers an outstanding town beach, and fun town center.
7. North Kingstown
North Kingstown is not only known as a beachside town, but is also legendary for its very own charming historic village known as Wickford. Vintage shops, clothing boutiques, stunning harbors, and so much more are found in this wonderful town.
Middletown is scenically located between the city of Newport and the town of Portsmouth on Aquidneck Island. It has its very own nature reserve and a stunning coast line.
This small town is also found on beautiful Aquidneck island and ranks high in both safety and education. Along with its beauty and charm, this place is an ideal place to live in the state.
This historic deep water sea port has a delightful town center, stunning scenic walking routes, and a wonderful town beach.