Now that spring is here, we can’t help but look forward to warm sunny days on the water. We asked the luxury brokers at LandVest about their favorite coastal spots in New England.
The idyllic coastline of Rhode Island is known for its pristine beaches, charming coastal farms, rich cultural history and a strong sense of community. Appropriately nicknamed, “The Ocean State,” Rhode Island has several large bays and inlets, and over 400 miles of coastline. Some of our favorite summer destinations include Block Island, Jamestown, and Little Compton.
Just 12 miles off the Rhode Island coast, Block Island is well-known for its miles of public sandy beaches, clear waters, and dramatic bluffs. There’s an abundant amount of conservation areas and over 360 freshwater ponds. The Nature Conservancy has designated Block Island as one of the “12 last great places in the Western Hemisphere.” We couldn’t agree more!
Where to eat: Lunch at Kimberly’s: the lively and fun spot serves up a variety of seafood, salads, steaks, and pasta dishes with the freshest local ingredients.
238 Ocean Ave. I Block Island, RI I 401-465-6243
What to do: Head to well-known Cooneymus Beach or Southwest Point which are great for sunsets and legendary surfcasting!
Block Island, RI
Jamestown is a popular summer community known for its quaint downtown, rolling farmlands, grand summer estates, and world-class sailing that takes advantage of the predictable summertime winds on Narragansett Bay. The coastline also benefits from steep granite headlands with dramatic coastal views, and great water depths make it excellent for large-boat sailing along the shoreline.
Where to eat: Breakfast at Slice of Heaven Bakery: enjoy a selection of fresh baked goods while sipping coffee or a mimosa on the outdoor patio.
32 Narragansett Ave I Jamestown, RI I 401-423-9866
What to do: Take a sail through Narragansett Bay to see several lighthouses including Beavertail, Castle Hill, and the Rose Island Lighthouse. Tie up on a guest mooring at the Conanicut Yacht Club and enjoy dinner and drinks on the waterfront patio.
Beaver Neck Farm
Little Compton retains an idyllic landscape of rolling farmland, stone walls, river and ocean frontage with marshes and sandy barrier beaches. A vibrant locavore food culture, great boating, and proximity to culture and restaurants in Providence and Newport make Little Compton a premier vacation spot in the summer.
Where to eat: The Barn Restaurant: a renovated barn (naturally), serves up a delicious breakfast every day of the week.
13 Main Street I Adamsville, RI I 401-635-2985
What to do: Have some local wine at Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, then head over to wander along Goosewing Beach and enjoy the view.
Little Compton, Rhode Island
From the unspoiled beaches of Block Island and historic city of Newport, to the beautiful coastal farmland of Little Compton, there is much to enjoy along coastal Rhode Island.
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