With 40 miles of coastline, The Ocean State may be the smallest state in our nation but as a waterfront destination, it packs a mighty punch. The extensive coastline and exquisite beaches welcome waterfront real estate of global interest. Coastal communities invite luxury travel in areas like Newport and Watch Hill while smaller suburbs harbor a secret extravagance you must seek out to discover. Barrington boasts a benevolent coastline for boaters and blissful beachgoers alike while the southern coast embraces elegant open ocean views as far as the eye can see. Narragansett noise is amplified during spring and summer months; only locals are exposed to the tranquil beauty this waterfront town crafts in winter. The private inlets of Charlestown give refuge to clandestine elegance year-round while waterfront festivities in East Greenwich cool off with falling temperatures.
With spring and summer months, warm sand dances with the cool breeze off the ocean while an interesting mix of music and conversation is muddled by the breaking waves. Extended daylight offers ample hours of sunbathing and attractive water views for travelers and locals alike.
In addition to oceanfront offerings, inland waterfront retreats are generously peppered throughout Rhode Island. Elaborate estates in Quonnochontaug offer remarkable views of Ninigret and Quonnochontaug Ponds and the quaint, quintessential New England towns of Tiverton and Little Compton embrace waterfront living overlooking the Sakonnet River.
Westerly, known the world over for its impressive Watch Hill community, offers plenty of options for off-the-ocean waterfront living as well in communities like No Bottom and Spring Ponds. Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island’s largest bay, offers calm, saltwater living from the shores of Narragansett all the way up to the capital city.
Whether you choose to rest your head in a lavish waterfront villa or a quaint seaside cottage, Rhode Island has something to offer.
Join us this week as we sample some of the finest in Rhode Island’s waterfront homes during our Waterfront Lifestyles Feature.