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Providence and Warwick beaches feature spectacular views of Narragansett Bay


Beach - Warwick City Park - Warwick, RI
Warwick City Park

Steven O'Connor Boulevard at Asylum Road Warwi, RI, 02889 Phone: 401-738-2019

Saltwater beach along quiet coves a centerpiece of this bustling city park

On the shores of two sheltered coves, Buttonwoods Beach in Warwick City Park is a great find for beach-goers, especially families with kids. Because it’s sheltered, the waves at this saltwater beach are not substantial, making it a great place for wading and safe swimming. There’s a bathhouse and a picturesque view of the bay. And the 125-acre park is home to lots of other activities. Bikers, runners and hikers will enjoy three miles of paved paths, and dogs will love separate fenced-in parks for big and small dogs. There are also three baseball fields, areas for field hockey and basketball, soccer fields and picnic areas with shelters. There’s even a stone circle for meditation and contemplation in a tranquil environment.
View from the Water - Oakland Beach - Warwick, RI - Photo Credit RI Tourism
Oakland Beach

Oakland Beach Avenue Warwick, RI, 02886 Phone:

Ready for a relaxing day by the water? This beach neighborhood has you covered

At the end of a short drive through a charming cottage neighborhood, you’ll discover Oakland Beach, a favorite of locals and visitors looking for a laid-back day by the water. The Greenwich Bay saltwater beach is actually on an inlet, so no big waves, making it especially perfect for young swimmers. There are fishing and picnicking spots, relaxing areas with shade trees, scenic coves, gazebos, places for kayaking and canoeing, play areas and often a frozen lemonade truck in the parking lot. Sometimes there is live music. The popular Oakland Beach neighborhood has marinas, a boat ramp on Bay Avenue and several casual-dining restaurants, with everything from all-day breakfasts to clamcakes, fish and chips and chowder to-go.
Waterfront Walk - Rocky Point Park - Warwick, RI
Rocky Point Park

1 Rocky Point Avenue Warwick, RI, 02889 Phone:

Former home of popular amusement park now a welcoming waterfront park

If you’re in the mood for strolling along the waterfront, wading in pleasant tidal pools and seeking out shells and sea glass, head to Rocky Point Park, with its craggy beach front and panoramic views of Narragansett Bay. This coastal passive-use park, former home to the Rocky Point Amusement Park for over a century, also has a new public fishing pier: a wooden walkway from the blacktop path out to a main deck elevated 13 feet off the water’s surface. There are hiking and biking paths to explore and open fields in the highlands for recreation. Plenty of benches dot the 124-acre park, a great place for picnics and bird-watching. In the summer, movies are occasionally shown on its lawns.
Waterfront View - Goddard Memorial State Park - Warwick, RI
Goddard Memorial State Park

1095 Ives Road Warwick, RI, 02818 Phone: 401-884-2010

Sandy saltwater beach a major attraction at one of the state’s most popular parks

With its perfect perch along the shores of Greenwich Cove and Greenwich Bay, Goddard Memorial State Park is a popular spot for beach-lovers. Plunk your chair down on the sand of this saltwater beach and let the kids wade in. There’s a seasonal lifeguard and bathhouses. It’s a great spot for kayaking and paddle-boarding, too, and the park also has a boat ramp. If you’re ready for a beach break, there are 18 miles of bridle trails in the 472-acre park, as well as 11 game fields and a par-36, nine-hole public golf course (advanced tee times are a must). Bring a picnic lunch — there are over 350 picnic tables on the picturesque property with spacious lawns, fields and forested areas. - Park Map (PDF)
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Warwick Office of Tourism

3275 Post Road Warwick, RI, 02886 Phone:

Boating, sunbathing, swimming or just relaxing by the water: Warwick’s beaches have it all

Swimming, boating, paddling, fishing or just finally finishing that e-book: You can do it all on the beaches in Warwick. Launch your kayak into Warwick Pond or your fishing line into Sand Pond. There’s a boat ramp into Gorton Pond and sandy beaches and a picnic area at Conimicut Point (plus a great lighthouse view). Walk along the nature trails at Goddard Memorial State Park, then relax on its saltwater beach – or play nine holes of golf on its public course! Oakland Beach is close to restaurants and marinas, and Rocky Point Park is a great place to walk your dog and admire the water views. Several beaches have bathhouses and other amenities; some have lifeguards during the summer season.
Conimicut Point Beach - Warwick, RI - Photo Credit RI Tourism
Conimicut Point

Point Avenue Warwick, RI, 02886 Phone:

Sandy saltwater beaches, picnic and play areas, great views all in the same place

Come to play, and stay for the spectacular sunsets, at Conimicut Point, a peaceful setting with stunning water views. This scenic waterfront park’s sandy saltwater beaches are ideal for families, fishing folk and fun-seekers of all ages. It’s a great place to launch a canoe or kayak, too. There’s a playground area with swings, a slide and climbing structures, and there are picnic tables and benches. The point is popular with bird-watchers and sunset photographers, and it’s the best vantage point to see the Conimicut Lighthouse, still standing as a navigation aid at the head of the Providence River. The 58-foot structure, still flashing its light every 2 1/2 seconds, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Warwick City Park & Buttonwoods Beach - Warwick, RI - Photo Credit Visit Rhode Island
City Park: Buttonwoods Beach

This historic park’s beach is family-friendly, surrounded by walking trails, and easy to access. The waves are generally calm. This is an excellent facility for the handicapped and those with bikes or strollers because there are benches and a boardwalk extending the length of the beach along Brush Neck Cove.
Amenities: Sports facilities, playground, bicycle trails, dog park, picnic site, shelters, restrooms, snack bar, wheelchair access, trash receptacles.
Season/Hours: Summer, dawn – dusk
Fees: Small admission fee in summer.
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