This causeway links downtown Newport to Goat Island. It's a popular spot for fishing. A paved road and two concrete sidewalks extend from the circle in front of the hotel to the west side of the causeway and Newport Harbor. Curbside parking is available.
Potter Cove is a long sandy beach facing the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. The beach and Taylor Point are part of a town park where people like to fish, windsurf, paddle kayaks and have picnics. On the water here, prepare to handle large waves and heavy boat traffic. This is a site for launching hand-carried boats such as canoes or kayaks.
Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area
Off Seapowet AvenueTiverton, RIPhone:
Location: Off Seapowet Avenue, this refuge area includes a variety of coastal habitats. There is a parking area along a cobble beach north of the bridge over the Seapowet River and walking or driving access to Seapowet Point. There is a marsh on the point, popular for shellfishing. The beach is a good spot for walking, fishing, bird watching, or enjoying the view of the river.
off Old Stafford RoadTiverton, RIPhone:
476 acres. Route 24 East to Fish Road South, to Bulgarmarsh Road, take left on Route 81. Stafford Pond Road, access on left. Parking: Yes.
Off Ocean Avenue just west of Prices Neck RoadNewport, RIPhone:
Kings Beach is a fishing access site at the east end of Brenton Point State Park. There is a gravel parking lot and a rocky beach for launching only hand-carried sea kayaks. Waves from the Atlantic are heavy, and only experienced sea kayakers should attempt this water.
At the end of Bluffhead Road and at the mouth of
the Sakonnet River a breakwater is at the opening of Sakonnet Harbor. The breakwater is
good for walking and fishing. There is no public ramp. On-site
parking is available.
Surf casting is popular from the rocky shoreline of this beautiful state park. Excellent views of Narragansett Bay, islands, a lighthouse, and sometimes surfers.
See full description of of Brenton Point State Park.
Route 114 at Asylum RoadBristol, RI, 02809Phone: 401-253-7482
There is lots of room for surf casting and shore fishing along the mostly rocky beaches of this large, open park on the eastern shore of Narragansett Bay. - Park Map (PDF)
Mount Hope Fishing Access
Off Annawamscutt DriveBristol, RIPhone:
A single-width concrete ramp that accommodates trailers leads into shallow water, protected by a breakwater on Mount Hope Bay. Nearby is a rocky beach and a marsh. Parking for 20 vehicles, or fewer with trailers. There's more parking along the entrance road.