This small, quiet park is, indeed, on a distinct point that intrudes into the top of Narragansett Bay near the entrance to the Providence River. You will find a sandy salt water beach and grassy areas for play, with some swing and slides for little kids. This is a good place for salt water fishing where you can enjoy views and, on foggy days, distinct hoots from the adjacent Conimicut Point Lighthouse. This area was settled in 1643, and, later, with the arrival of the railroad and the electric trolley, the Conimicut shore was a fashionable summer resort for a time.
Located on Greenwich Bay, off Narragansett Bay, and a short drive through cozy neighborhoods from any part of Warwick, Oakland Beach is a place for saltwater swimming, fishing and relaxed fun. No really big waves, because this is a sheltered location. There is a boat ramp on Bay Avenue. Facilities include restrooms and complete wheel chair access. There are many good dining options adjacent to the beach that include casual Iggy’s, which serves traditional seafood from a walk-up window, as
well as sit-down meals at Top of the Bay restaurant.
3275 Post RoadWarwick, RI, 02886Phone: 401-738-2019
Remembered by many Rhode Islanders as the site of an amusement park in the 19th and 20th centuries, Rocky Point Park and its craggy beach front is now a coastal passive use park where people can enjoy walking on the beach or elevated cliff trail, photography or observing birds and sea life (as well as the Conimicut Point Park lighthouse, to the north), exploring tide pools and collected shells and sea glass. Highlands of the 214-acre park have open fields for play or picnics. Fun place to run, explore, and enjoy nature with kids.
End of Asylum RoadWarwick, RI, 02886Phone: 401-738-2019
Warwick City Park is a great place to fine a salt-water beach near the city, without having to undertake a longer drive to the beaches of the South County region. The beach for this 126-acre park is located on the stubby end of a small peninsula, on two sheltered coves, so waves are not high. Great for kids and families looking for a calm and sheltered beach day. The beach is served by a bathhouse. Also nearby, for a full day of family fun and relaxation, are picnic areas, a three-mile paved path for biking and walking, and playing fields.
Goddard Park – part of the city of Warwick but located aside a long, tree-shaded country road -- attracts people to enjoy its grassy fields, forested walking trails and golf course. The park also has a sweet, sandy beach that’s just the right size for family play. Kids can dig in the sand, splash and swim while adults watch from tree-shaded seating on a raised boardwalk. Views of the surrounding cove make this an intimate place. After water play, nearby picnic tables and grills make a lunch or dinner picnic easy. Near the beach is a new performing arts center for weddings, concerts, and special events.
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.