What better sites could there possibly be to enjoy in the Ocean State than those related to the sea? From great beaches, beachfront restaurants, charming lighthouses, and stunning harbors, there are just so many places to enjoy the coast. Here are 9 wharfs and marinas in Rhode Island that are especially perfect to spend your summers visiting.
1. Bowen's Wharf, Newport
This gorgeous 18th century wharf is filled with great shops, restaurants, and so much more. Fun events happen throughout the summer and it's perfect to take a stroll through on a nice day.
2. Bannister's Wharf, Newport
Located immediately next to Bowen's Wharf is Bannister's Wharf in Newport. Together these two historic wharfs create an amazing experience.
3. Greenwich Bay Marina, East Greenwich
This massive marina holds almost 400 ships and is one of the most impressive in the state. It's located in the charming town of East Greenwich just steps away from wonderful vintage shops and restaurants.
4. Point Judith Marina, Wakefield
Point Judith Marina is a small marina found in Point Judith. It makes for a charming place to enjoy a picnic aside in the summertime.
5. Watch Hill Harbor, Westerly
The harbor found at Watch Hill offers scenic views that are simply out of this world.
6. Galilee Harbour, Narragansett
Galilee Harbor in Narragansett might be one of the most sought out harbors to visit in the state. Not only is it in close proximity to some of the state's best beaches and tourist attractions, it's also beautiful.
7. Sakonnet Point Harbor, Little Compton
Lovely and historic Sakonnet Point is found in the charming town of Little Compton. The small harbor found here is a perfectly serene place to spend your time on a hot day.
8. Deep Sea Port, Bristol
The town of Bristol is located along this deepwater seaport. Enjoy a walk by the water while exploring the town's historic attractions.
9. Old Harbor, Block Island
Block Island is filled with amazing attractions and the town of New Shoreham is bursting with charming historic sites. The harbor found on the island is beautiful and located near some of the island's most amazing sites.