Meanwhile, some of Newport's most popular beaches are stacked up three in a row - all surrounded by natural beauty, amusement areas and fine restaurants. Dubbed appropriately enough by the locals as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Beach, they offer a ton of summer fun in one neat package ...
Shovels at the ready...
DID YOU KNOW? Rhode Island beach fun facts:
• Have your shovels ready: A month before his capture in Boston in 1699, infamous pirate Captain Kidd visited Block Island off the Rhode Island coast. To this day, the story is told about his treasure of gold and silver being buried somewhere along the island's shores.
• Cleverly named by locals, Reject's Beach isn't an official public beach, but it is a portion of the shore unwanted by the Newport elite who frequent the exclusive and private Bailey's Beach next door.
Visit Rhode Island : Beaches- Check out an excellent, concise guide to fun-in- the-sun with photos, map and links to major beaches along the Atlantic plus a spotlight
on suggested favorites, including Block Island's Crescent Beach.
Island State Parks
- Check out easy browsing with the entire list of state-run beaches from
Burlingame to Scarborough State Beach with photos, directions, fees
and contact info.
South County, Rhode Island - Find info on 100 miles of beachfront including things to do, event calendar, lodging and dining, directions, FAQ, photo tour. .
Rhode Island Lights - Lighthouse fans can discover brief histories and directions to Point Judith, Watch Hill, Castle Hill, Beavertail Light, Rose Island Light, and the Southeast and
North Lighthouses on Block Island.