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South County beach and ocean resorts offer a beautiful stay by the sea

In New England the beach beckons. Whatever pulls you to the ocean New England has it - from quiet coves, to wide sand beaches, and up the coast to rock cliffs pounded by waves. The best way to enjoy your getaway beach vacation is to stay at one of these fine beach resorts. Expect waterfront accommodations, fine service, and great dining. Add to that spa service, charter fishing, and fine dining along the beach or with an ocean view. This is where romance is kindled and families come to play. From Rhode Island’s South County, northward to the unparalleled beaches and luxury resorts of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are many fine waterfront lodgings. North of Boston along Cape Ann and into Maine you will discover more sandy beaches and spectacular cliffs pounded by waves. Expect great lodging and service from New England’s finest ocean and beach resorts and you will not be disappointed.

25 Spray Rock Road Providence, Newport, Westerly, RI and Fall River, RI, 02891 Phone: 877-394-8902

Relax Among Many Amenities, With Beach and Ocean at Hand

The ocean lies at the heart of the Weekapaug Inn. Constructed in 1899, the original inn was damaged during the Hurricane of 1938. The current building was built in 1939 and looks out over Quanochontaug Pond (a tidal inlet) to the Atlantic Ocean. Weekapaug Beach is two miles of private sand and sea. The Bathhouse there, boasts a concession counter, fresh beach towels, chairs and umbrellas. Inn guests can arrive before check-in time and hang out on the beach, or extend a stay by using the Bathhouse and beach after check out. The inn’s boat house provides paddle boards, kayaks, rowboats, and several different kinds of sailboats, the use of which are free to inn guests.

38-44 Bay Street Watch Hill, RI, 02891 Phone: 877-394-8903

Terrace Dining, Spa, Private Beach Will Bathe You in Luxury

Luxurious pleasures near and on the sea are standard services at Watch Hill Inn, overlooking a historic village, cove, and arching sand spit on Rhode Island’s glorious coast. Some people consider the combination of “beach” and “resort” to imply savoring a cocktail and sunset from a breezy terrace overlooking the ocean. You can do that, with a short walk from the all-suite Inn to its sister lodging, Ocean House, with its terrace dining of fresh, New England-inspired meals. There’s a private ocean beach for you to explore. Or schedule a massage or other spa treatment at Ocean House’s Forbes Five-Star OH! Spa. At the Watch Hill Inn, stay-at-home people can enjoy their fully-equipped kitchen, private terraces, in-room dining service, and high-tech devices like iPads and Blu-Ray players.

1 Bluff Avenue Watch Hill, RI, 02891 Phone: Toll-Free: 877-346-9442

Oceanside elegance with centuries old tradition

Immerse yourself in quiet luxury at the Ocean House, one of New England's last iconic seaside resorts. Natural beauty and rich heritage have drawn families here for centuries.

Set on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Rhode Island, this elegant beachfront resort is resplendent with ocean views. Porches and terraces, sweeping grounds, and a private beach with cabana service invite you to relax and explore. Legendary experiences are infused with traditions past, unfaltering attention to detail and uncompromising personal service. Pampered pleasures include OH! Spa, five restaurants including Seasons that serve delectable farm-to-table cuisine, and a myriad of daily resort activities. Friday Night Clambakes are held on the beach from July through Labor Day Weekend - a true quintessential New England experience not to miss!

65 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI, 02891 Phone: 401-348-8200

Relax by the sea with all the amenities

Set on seven miles of sandy beach and just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean this charming resort is within easy reach of shops, restaurants, and such popular attractions as Watch Hill, Block Island and Mystic, Connecticut while golf, theater, kids attractions, wineries and the casinos are all within a 20 mile drive. Guestrooms sport new furnishings and bathrooms and king, queen or double beds and feature flat screen cable television, refrigerator, microwave, and free Wi-Fi. Enjoy full service oceanfront dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner at The Kitchen with a full bar and fresh local seafood and traditional American cuisine. This is great vacation fun by the sea with all the amenities.

70 Winnapaug Road Misquamicut, RI, 02891 Phone: 401-348-8953 Toll-Free: 800-462-8872

The sea beckons and this boutique resort delivers

Rhode Island’s southern shore is prime New England beachfront. And you’ll enjoy all of it, along with comfortable accommodations and great service at Breezeway Resort - an affordable, family owned lodging recently awarded "Best Boutique Motel" by Yankee Magazine. Choose from our guestrooms, suites, villas and cottages with décor inspired by Pottery Barn, LL Bean and Restoration Hardware. Complimentary continental breakfast is yours each morning. Take your beach bag filled with fluffy beach towels to our own private beach or to the swimming pool. You’ll receive beach and resort parking passes and resort bicycles to enjoy the Misquamicut, Westerly and Watch Hill area where the livin’ is easy. ADA accessible areas and accommodations are available.