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South County, Rhode Island

South County, Rhode Island encompasses 11 towns in the southernmost part of the state. Featuring 100 miles of coastline studded with 20 public beaches, it’s clear that South County is why Rhode Island is known as “the ocean state.” Miles of hiking and biking trails and lush nature preserves offer opportunities for everyone to enjoy nature at any time of year. History buffs can brush up on American history, indigenous history and more. Thrill seekers can surf the waves at Narragansett Town Beach or take a helicopter ride for a bird’s eye view of the region. Foodies will enjoy the fresh, local seafood and unique Rhode Island dishes such as clear clam chowder, stuffies and clam cakes, to name a few.

Highlights

The Towers

The Towers

The Towers in Narragansett are all that remains of the Narragansett Pier Casino. Built in the 1850s, today it’s not only a historic iconic structure but a beautiful and unique event venue for weddings and other private events. Photo credit: John Woodmansee.

Point Judith Lighthouse

Point Judith Lighthouse

Point Judith Lighthouse is one of 10 lighthouses in Narragansett Bay. Erected in 1810, this beacon is still ushering ships safely ashore. Aerial photo by Katherine Gendreau.

Visit the Beach

Visit the Beach

100 miles of coastline and 20 public beaches means that there’s a beach perfect for you in South County, Rhode Island. Whether you’re a surfer or need calm waters for the kids to play or just a sunny spot to catch some rays and relax, come find your spot on one of our beaches this summer. Pictured: Ocean House beach, photo: Dave Sarazen.