Jamestown, Rhode Island

A post card perfect island nine miles long and one mile wide, Jamestown rests at the entrance to Rhode Island's magnificent Narragansett Bay. With just one main street in the central village and approximately 6,000 year round residents, Jamestown exudes a quiet rural character while maintaining a rich maritime history.

Discover the Community

With several unspoiled harbors and full service marinas, Jamestown is a popular boating destination. Watch sailing regattas from the shoreline just outside of the village or stroll along Narragansett Avenue to savor town life. The central thoroughfare features a few select shops and restaurants. Spend the afternoon at the town beach nestled along the edge of scenic Mackerel Cove.


Visit Fort Wetherill, and snorkel along its rugged edge, or cycle the island's byways, past historic working farms, such as Watson or Windmist, where cows and sheep graze, and restored windmills churn in island breezes. Take a ferry to Newport for the day or experience amazing sunsets at Beavertail State Park. Just five minutes from Newport, ten from Narragansett, and thirty from Providence, Jamestown, offers easy access to all that Rhode Island has to offer.