Best Seaside Towns, Beaches, and Aquariums in Rhode Island
In addition to National Dairy Month, June is National Oceans Month – which gives us even more reason to love it! We are the Ocean State, after all! And what better way to celebrate the remainder of National Oceans Month (and the rest of summer) than by visiting the best seaside towns, beaches, and aquariums in Rhode Island?
What are the Best Seaside Towns in Rhode Island?
We truly love all of Rhode Island’s charming seaside towns, so you can’t go wrong with any one of them. One of our favorite towns is Narragansett, which is just a hop, skip, and a jump from us here in Wakefield. Narragansett is home to several restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy good food while watching the ocean waves. There is also plenty of beach land, along with trails for you to explore.
Another favorite seaside town of ours is Sakonnet Point (Little Compton), which is on the eastern side of the state. Sakonnet Point boasts plenty of coastline, where you can witness some beautiful sunsets. There are also several vintage and specialty shops for you to check out, along with some local wineries.
With more than 40 miles of coastline in Rhode Island, you have a lot – and we mean A LOT of beaches to check out! By far, our favorite has to be Watch Hill Beach near Westerly, which features golden sand and gentle waves. It also has one of the oldest carousels in America. Another favorite beach of ours that is also near Westerly is Napatree Point. It is very picturesque and you are more apt to see wildlife because it is considered to be a special habitat area.
What is the Best Aquarium/Marine Center in Rhode Island?
Speaking of habitats, you can learn about marine wildlife at one of the best aquariums/marine centers in Rhode Island, which is the Exploration Center & Aquarium in Newport. Here, you can get a good look at marine animals like lobsters and seahorses that are native to the Narragansett Bay. There are also touch tanks so you can pet some of the more docile creatures. This activity is fun for the whole family!
From all of us here at Speedcraft Volkswagen: Happy National Oceans Month!