When most people think about beaches, they picture lying out on a towel soaking up the summer sun, then diving in the water when it gets too hot. In Rhode Island, though, peak beach season goes by all too fast, and during those months the beaches are all so crowded with tourists and out-of-towners.
True Rhode Islanders know that beach magic doesn’t need to end in the summer – in fact, there’s a particular stark New England beauty that you’ll only find on our beaches during the colder months, when the beach grass is coated in frost and a cold wind blows away less-determined visitors. If you bundle up and take a beach walk in the off-season, you’ll be amply rewarded with the most gorgeous and unobstructed views. Here are a few of our favorite spots to explore all year long.