#1 – Head to a Beach
With its vigorous waves and soft sand, the Narragansett Town Beach is perfect for surfing and boogie boarding or just relaxing on the beach. Narragansett Town beach is truly a gem.
#2 – Learn to Surf
Book a private surfing lesson at Narragansett Town Beach. There are several surf shops in the area that offer lessons and will provide you with all the gear you’ll need to give surfing a try.
#3 Go Clamming
There is nothing better for fresher than digging your own clams! A 14-day Tourist Shellfish license can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office for only $11. The clams you dig at Point Judith Salt Pond in Galilee will be fresher and sweeter than any you’ve ever tasted.
#4 See Point Judith Lighthouse at Sunset
Point Judith Lighthouse is an active Coast Guard station and closes as sunset. The grounds of this famous lighthouse are open to the public by day, so plan on arriving an hour before sunset to see the beacon as the sky begins to change color. The changing light at this time of day makes the cairns built by visitors appear even more magical.
#5 Enjoy Dinner or Drinks on the Water at the Coast Guard House
The deck at the Coast Guard House is as close as you can get to dining on the water without chartering a boat! Bring a jacket because it’s often breezy near the ocean. Kick back and enjoy cocktails made with local spirits. The deck menu features raw bar selections, burgers, paninis, simply prepared seafood and a handful of choices for kids.
#6 Hike to Black Point
About 3 miles south of Narragansett Town Beach there is a small parking area at the trailhead on Ocean Road. Enjoy an easy hike of less than a mile that leads to a rocky spot on the coast where you can picnic or fish. The kids will enjoy looking for crabs and other sea creatures in the tidal pools!
#7 Shop for Local Goodies at the Coastal Growers’ Market
The Coastal Growers’ Market is held weekly from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Casey Farm in Saunderstown, about a 12-minute drive north of the Narragansett Town Beach. Enjoy sampling gourmet food items made in RI and pick up some fresh local grown produce. You can even have lunch there.
#8 Have Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner at Crazy Burger
Crazy Burger is nestled in the heart of Boon Street in Narragansett Pier. With its delightful courtyard and indoor seating, it has been serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1995. From awesome burgers, Vegan dishes and Gluten Free Food, Crazy Burger has it all!
#9 Take the Ferry to Block Island
Take a day trip to Block Island, only a 30-minute trip away aboard the Block Island Hi-Speed Ferry out of Point Judith. Block Island is known for it’s beaches, hiking trails, biking and lighthouses. It is an enchanting place to spend a day while vacationing in Narragansett.
#10 Try the Famous Clam Cakes at Aunt Carrie’s
When visiting Narragansett, you have to try the famous Clam cakes and chowder at Aunt Carrie’s. Take it to go and catch the sunset at the Point Judith light while enjoying these savory Rhode Island treats!
#11 Visit Adventureland Family Fun Park
From Go Karts to Bumper Boats, Mini Golf to Extreme Big Air Jumper, this seasonal family fun park offers fun activities for all ages!
#12 Visit Scarborough State Beach
With its newly renovated pavilion and expanded beach areas, which are now referred to as the Scarborough South Complex, Scarborough State Beach is one of Rhode Island’s most popular spots. Saltwater bathing with lifeguards on duty from 9am to 6pm during the summer months is one of Scarborough’s biggest attractions. Besides sunbathing and swimming, other fun activities include picnicking, an observation tower with fantastic views and a boardwalk to enjoy people watching or to take a leisurely stroll and watch the sun rise or set.