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Beaches

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Block Island
Ballard’s Beach
Adjoins the restaurant and bar of the same name. Cocktails available on the beach. Popular with young singles. Admission Fee: No • Pay to Park: No • Snack Bar: No • Restrooms: No • Lifeguard On Duty: Yes

Fred Benson Town Beach/Crescent Beach
Considered among the state’s nicest, due in part to its fine white sand. Stretches north from Old Harbor. Admission Fee: No • Pay to Park: No • Snack Bar: Yes • Restrooms: Yes • Lifeguard On Duty: Yes



Charlestown
Charlestown Breachway
 State Beach
Also a camping area for RVs, as well as a fishing spot. Admission Fee: No • Pay to Park: Yes • Snack Bar: No • Restrooms: Yes • Lifeguard On Duty: Yes

Charlestown Town Beach
Highly favored by young singles, sun-worshippers and surfers. Admission Fee: No • Pay to Park: Yes • Snack Bar: No • Restrooms: Yes • Lifeguard On Duty: Yes

Jamestown
Mackerel Cove/Jamestown 
Town Beach
Shallow water makes this a popular beach for families with young children. Admission Fee: No • Pay to Park: Yes • Snack Bar: No • Restrooms: Yes • Lifeguard On Duty: No

Narragansett
Captain Roger Wheeler State Beach
Formerly known as Sand Hill Cove and still commonly called that by locals. Protection from the breakwater makes this a great beach for children. Admission Fee: No • Pay to Park: Yes • Snack Bar: Yes • Restrooms: Yes • Lifeguard On Duty: Yes

Narragansett Town Beach
One of the state’s most popular, located on a lively strip of Boston Neck and Ocean Roads. Frequented by younger beach-goers and surfers. Admission Fee: Yes • Pay to Park: Yes • Snack Bar: Yes • Restrooms: Yes • Lifeguard On Duty: Yes

Salty Brine State Beach
Still known as Galilee Beach to many locals. Breakwater protection makes for gentle surf and no undertow. Popular with teens. Admission Fee: No • Pay to Park: Yes • Snack Bar: No • Restrooms: Yes • Lifeguard On Duty: Yes

Scarborough Beach
Divided into Scarborough South and Scarborough North. The north side is packed with teens and singles, with families favoring the south. Admission Fee: No • Pay to Park: Yes • Snack Bar: Yes • Restrooms: Yes • Lifeguard On Duty: Yes

North Kingstown
North Kingstown Town Beach
Long and narrow with good shade and picnic areas. Perfect for a beach stroll or picnic in the grass. Admission Fee: No • Pay to Park: No, residents only • Snack Bar: Yes • Restrooms: Yes • Lifeguard On Duty: No

South Kingstown
East Matunuck
Popular with young singles. Great picnic area with lots of tables. Admission Fee: No • Pay to Park: Yes • Snack Bar: Yes • Restrooms: Yes • Lifeguard On Duty: Yes

South Kingstown Town Beach
Popular with young and old alike. Pavilion hosts events and concerts. Short walk to nearby beach bars along Matunuck Beach Road. Admission Fee: Yes • Pay to Park: No • Snack Bar: No • Restrooms: Yes • Lifeguard On Duty: Yes

Westerly/Watch Hill
Misquamicut State Beach
One of the liveliest in the state, runs along a strip of hotels, restaurants and bars on Atlantic Avenue. Lots of amenities. Admission Fee: No • Pay toPark: Yes • Snack Bar: Yes • Restrooms: Yes • Lifeguard On Duty: Yes

Watch Hill Beach
Clean and good for families. Close to famed Flying Horse Carousel. Admission Fee: No • Pay to Park: Yes • Snack Bar: No • Restrooms: Yes • Lifeguard On Duty: No

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