Welcome to Narragansett
Situated at the mouth of Narragansett Bay, the Town of Narragansett is widely recognized as one of the areas quintessential vacation communities. Home of “The Best Town Beach in New England,” and one of the largest commercial fishing fleets, Narragansett and the surrounding area has everything you need to plan a single day away, a romantic weekend interlude, a family-fun vacation week or the perfect place to settle and start anew.
The North End of Narragansett, largely residential, is bordered by Narrow River to the west – a very popular kayaking and boating venue- and Narragansett Bay to the east. It features offices, services, great restaurants and shops. The Bonnet Shores community is also located here as well as the nationally acclaimed University of Rhode Island School of Oceanography and Bay Campus.
The focal point of the community is the Pier area, the center of the town, where visitors and residents can soak up the sun at Narragansett Town Beach. The center of town also hosts special concerts and dance lessons at the historic Towers, and the picturesque mile-long sea wall on Ocean Road is a fantastic place to take in the glorious views of the Atlantic Ocean. Take a stroll down any side street and view perfectly maintained Victorian Era residences, remnants of Narragansett’s storied past. Many historic homes are now cozy Bed & Breakfasts.
Great restaurants abound in the historic Pier Area. The Pier Marketplace houses lovely and unique shops and boutiques. Veteran’s Memorial Park and the Town Green offer the perfect setting for concerts in the Gazebo, festivals and art shows all fanned by ocean breezes. Located just a short walk away, the South County Museum is situated on 174 acres at Canonchet Farm.
West of the town center is the Point Judith Road commercial area. Also known as RT 108. This shopping, services and dining hub is home to, among others, the Salt Pond Plaza and Mariner Square. We guarantee that residents and visitors will be able to meet all their needs along this popular route.
South of Narragansett’s town center run miles of sandy public beaches, sporting new pavilions and family friendly environs. Scarborough, Roger Wheeler and Salty Brine State beaches attract thousands to their sandy shores and relaxing ambiance. Fisherman’s Memorial State Park is also a popular spot for visitors. Camping and hiking abound here and it is within walking distance of some very popular clamming sites.
The Port of Galilee, the second largest commercial fishing port in New England, produces the freshest fish on the East Coast. Galilee, which serves as the launching pad for the Block Island Ferry, the port is also home to several fishing charter boats and Rhode Island’s only Whale Watch. Complete your stay by enjoying a leisure filled tour of the Harbor and the Great Salt Pond or a sit down at one of the many authentic restaurants for a traditional New England Clambake.
At our southern tip is the Point Judith Lighthouse which has been warning ships off the rocky coast since the early 1800’s. This historic spot is now home to the US Coast Guard. The lighthouse and surrounding park provide some of the most picturesque photo opportunities in the South County area.
For local information call the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce at 401-783-7121 or take the time to explore all of our website
We hope you enjoy your stay in Narragansett and will return for many years to come.