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New England Traveler

3 Royal Waterfront Suites

Effervescent innkeeper (and avid baker) Dan eish Hazard has made over her home on Narragansett Bay as a couples’ haven with a trio of spacious, yet intimate bedchambers. A decadent, customized morning meal is served en suite, but guests almost never eat breakfast in bed when they can savor bay

New England Today

Inside South County’s History

Within earshot of the surf along Narragansett Town Beach sits a burnished little gem of a museum that dunks you into the lives of the farmers and fishermen of a coastal Rhode Island community. South County Museum, under the lively direction of Jim Crothers (a theater professor at the University

New England Traveler

Audubon Environmental Education Center

Best AquariumA natural-history museum and an aquarium are the centerpices of the 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge. A boardwalk and trails snake through fresh and saltwater marshes to a majestic view of Narragansett Bay.

New England Today

Champlin’s Seafood

Besides “basic” stuffies, these folks also offer “casino stuffies” with bacon and “Portuguese stuffies” with chourico and a hint of green pepper. 256 Great Island Road, Narragansett. 401-783-3152; champlins.com

New England Traveler

Biomes Marine Biology Center

If it inhabits Narragansett Bay, chances are you can observe it and maybe even touch it at this private marine-education center. Devoted staff and volunteers have assembled the most diverse collection of New England marine life you can see anywhere, and open tanks invite you to pet stingrays, skates, sea

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

The Best 5This stunning seaside setting merges historic and modern gardening. Rose, rock, and water gardens, specimen trees, and a woodland (“the Bosquet”). A popular site for weddings.–Yankee Magazine, July/August 2010Nothing heralds spring like a blaze of daffodils. For the grand flourish, there’s the 33-acre magnificence of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens

Brenton Point State Park

Along this windswept point of land at the juncture of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, kites lift effortlessly thanks to the same vigorous breezes that earn Newport its “Sailing Capital of the World” designation. Watch stunt and giant kites compete during the free Newport Kite Festival, July 11–12 this

Bristol Harbor Inn

Bristol Harbor Inn

Lloyd Adams is your host at this elegant, boutique-style 1997 waterfront Federal inn, located at Thames Street Landing. Many rooms offer spectacular views of the harbor and Narragansett Bay, ranging from queen- or king-size with fireplace to suites. Thames Street Landing houses a variety of on-site shops, including a day

Burma Road

Along the eastern edge of Narragansett Bay runs a former military road, with five miles of wildflowers and water views to Prudence Island. Fishing access and great sunsets.

Casey Farm

Guided tours include the farmyard of the 1750 house, the Casey family cemetery, the path down to Narragansett Bay, the gardens of this working farm, and the English-fair–style farmers’ market. Saturdays, June 1–Oct. 15, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.; $4.

Castle Hill Inn and Resort

Castle Hill Inn & Resort is all very F. Scott Fitzgerald: a rolling hill covered in a rich carpet of emerald-green grass, cascading to the water’s edge; sun-filled patio and a sea of umbrellas; the regulars in crisp linens and print sundresses sipping champagne and discussing whose yacht is in

Classic Cruises of Newport

Best ExpeditionTake a harbor or sunset cocktail cruise of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay aboard the 72-foot schooner Madeleine or the Rum Runner II, a motor yacht once used by smugglers during Prohibition.

Coastal Growers Market

Best 5–Farmers’ MarketsCasey Farm, a Historic New England-owned organic CSA operation, boasts sweeping views of Narragansett Bay, giving its free-range cows and pigs some of the best real estate in the Ocean State. The staff tends the fields and sells the bounty at the market, along with dozens of other

East Ferry Market and Deli

Across from the ferry landing, which takes in a view of Newport and the Pell Bridge over Narragansett Bay’s East Passage, this spot is “the office” to its regulars, because so much local business gets done here. This father/daughter operation is known for its fresh muffins and a great crab-salad

Green Animals Topiary Gardens

Best Garden TourBonsai shrubs are green with envy over the 80 trees and bushes sculpted into geometric forms and animal shapes, from a giraffe to a teddy bear. The oldest topiary property in the U.S. also has vegetable and herb gardens, orchards, and a Victorian house overlooking Narragansett Bay.

Narragansett RI- Chamber of Commerce

Narragansett RI- Chamber of Commerce

Narragansett, RI–Historic, charming and your destination for a peaceful weekend, a family vacation or great place to live. Nature is at its best here. Stroll our Famous Seawall or Town Beach. Surf our perfect waves, kayak, bike, run and hike. Find a favorite rock to sit on and listen to

Narragansett Town Beach

Best SurfingWhen tropical storms make their way up the Ocean State’s coast in summer, the local surfing contingent four-wheel it over to Narragansett to catch those gnarly waves. And when the weather’s sublime, the beach’s usual two-foot swells are a good place to learn the sport. Board rentals and lessons

Peter Pan Surfing & SUP Academy

Peter Panagiotis, better known as the wave-riding world’s legendary Peter Pan, is as passionate about introducing people to water sports as he was in 1976 when he opened his first Narragansett surf shop. His top-notch instructors provide group and private lessons seven days a week year-round and will meet you

Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruises & Newport Harbor Tours

Hits a bit of the South County coast, and then goes all around Narragansett Bay, past 10 different lighthouses in 90 minutes.–Yankee Magazine, July/August 2011Cruise past 10 of Rhode Island’s scenic lighthouses on this narrated tour aboard the Millennium. The 90-minute ride also takes passengers under the Jamestown and Newport

Rose Island Lighthouse

Stay for a night (in the first floor museum bedrooms) or a week’s working vacation (in the keeper’s quarters upstairs) at Rose Island Light, situated in Narragansett Bay’s East Passage. The 1871 house and light tower, on the National Register of Historic Places, was abandoned in 1970, and later restored

The Sunnyside

Chef Joe Simone honed his skills in Boston and San Francisco, and now he’s home to roost in his own breakfast, lunch, and brunch spot on the Warren River, just above Narragansett Bay, where his passion for local ingredients and Mediterranean flavors hits the spot.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010The Sunnyside is

Treaty Rock

The woodland path wends its way around the 100-foot cliff face until the last few yards, as you mount the stony ridge to the top of this half-dome. Here, so the legend goes, is where Roger Williams purchased the land that would become Providence Plantation from Narragansett sachems Canonicus and

Wyndham Bay Voyage Inn

From the outdoor pool, you can gaze at sailboats sliding across Narragansett Bay and feel much farther than 5 miles from the hubbub of Newport. A convenient retreat for families, this all-suite property offers modern comforts while retaining its original Victorian feel. Rates: from $180. Best Family Hideaway

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