Narragansett, named for the Native American tribe indigenous to the region, is a vibrant seaside community hugging more than 15 miles of breathtaking coastline. The town’s world-class beaches, both private and public, have been revered as desirable summer destinations since the nineteenth century.
Today, a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants, and outdoor activities compliment the town’s rich history. Private membership clubs such as the Dunes Club and the Point Judith Country Club offer comfortable and elegant amenities for the whole family, including pools, tennis courts, a golf course, cabanas, dining, and entertainment.
Four of the state’s most admired white sand beaches are located along Narragansett’s picturesque coast, including the top-ranked Narragansett Town Beach. Located in the center of the town, this beach is walking distance from the shops, historical sites, and restaurants of Narragansett Pier. Equally accessible are walking trails, bike paths, and the scenic Narragansett sea wall. Narragansett is also known as a surfing destination, featuring some of New England’s most sought after breaks.
Narragansett boasts definitive examples of Gilded Age architecture attributed to the era’s most illustrious designers. The Towers, once a part of the elegant Narragansett Pier Casino and now open to the public, were designed by the preeminent McKim, Mead & White firm. Further down Ocean Road are some of the most desirable waterfront estates in the region: Victorian shingle style masterpieces perched along the dramatic granite outcroppings overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Residents of Narragansett enjoy the perks of being centrally located in the state, with easy access to Block Island, Newport, Watch Hill, and the capital, Providence. The town offers public schools grades K through 12, and is nearby the award-winning South County Hospital. In addition to the thriving tourism industry, the area’s traditional industries of fishing and agriculture are still flourishing today. The fruits of this labor are available at a number of farmer’s markets, fish markets and locally sourced restaurants. This New England seaside resort has attracted distinguished summer visitors for generations, and offers a rich history and year round community to its residents today.