If there’s one thing every Rhode Islander has, it’s their beach loyalty. With so many gorgeous spots to choose from, it’s no surprise that some would prefer one over all the others. On top of the local beach traffic, tourists flock to the Ocean State’s coast in droves and tend to take over some of the more well known beach options. This has caused an increasingly important push to discover less frequented sandy shores to spend your summer days in the sun. Here are 10 great little known beaches in Rhode Island.
1. Blue Shutters Town Beach, Charlestown
You can find this beautiful beach in the Ninigret Conservation Area in Charlestown off of East Beach Road. Though there are no amenities, the peace and quiet you'll find here is just so worth it.
2. Deep Hole, Matunuck
Off of Matunuck Road in Matunuck is this wonderful choice for surfers and fishermen, or just the passionate secret beach goer. While it is lovely, it also has strong winds and large waves that are ideal for surfing, but tricky for swimming.
3. Camp Cronin, Narragansett
If you want to take in some gorgeous views of Block Island sound while relaxing on a quiet beach, Camp Cronin in Narragansett is all you need. Find it off of Ocean Road.
4. Quonochontaug Beach, Charlestown
Also named Quonnie Beach, this narrow patch of shore is a perfect place to spend an afternoon. It can be found in Charlestown off of Sand Trail and has a very limited amount of parking. The earlier you can arrive on this secluded beach, the better.
5. Gooseberry Beach, Newport
Gooseberry Beach is an excellent and less populated beach option found in Newport.
6. Mackeral Cove Town Beach, Jamestown
Mackeral Cove Town Beach is found on the same patch of land leading up to Beavertail State Park in Jamestown. It's not only beautiful, but also usually quite pristine with lovely views.
7. Third Beach, Middletown
Also known as Navy Beach, this gorgeous beach is located near Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown and is quiet and beautiful.
8. Goosewing Beach, Little Compton
You can find Goosewing Beach off of South Shore Rd. in Little Compton. While there is no parking located on site, the walk from the adjacent and more populated South Shore Beach is definitely worth it.
9. Fogland Beach, Tiverton
Fogland Beach is also named Tiverton Town Beach and is a unique choice for several reasons. It's location on the tiny peninsula between Aquidneck Island and Tiverton forms a cove wonderful for windsurfing. This beach also offers a nature conservation area that is perfect to keep the kids entertained.
10. Warren Town Beach, Warren
Warren Town Beach can be found off Water Street in Warren and offers shallow waters ideal for younger beach goers. It's also conveniently located next to Burr's Hill Park.