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north beach, narragansettWith sandy beaches, quaint inns, world class restaurants, and almost 400 miles of shoreline, little Rhode Island is a giant among New England's summer fun destinations.

Top beach areas throughout the Ocean State include Roger Wheeler State Beach and Scarborough Beach (the state's busiest) in Narragansett, where you can watch the ferries making their run out to Crescent Beach on Block Island, often rated as one of New England's very best.

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 ...

Cresent Beach on Block Island with the North Lighthouse in the distance.

Rhode Island beach hotline:

What's the weather like today? Rhode Island beach webcams:

Narragansett webcam

Newport webcam

Block Island webcam

Captain Kidd
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.

Narragansett Beach is often regarded as having the best surfing in New England.

More about Rhode Island beaches around the Web:


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.

Rhode 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.

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