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Guest Manual

* This is an ever-changing document, as I add to it quite frequently.. so consider this a work in progress: *

Sights & Parks

Beavertail Lighthouse & Park

Beavertail Rd.

Jamestown, RI

+1 401-423-3270

Nifty little museum and you can go up into the lighthouse on their schedule. Beautiful views of Newport, RI Coastline and Narragansett Bay.

Kinney Azalea Gardens & Nursery

2391 Kingstown Road, Kingston, RI, 02881

May and June are the best months to see their beautiful gardens, but they also sell many cultivars, so if you are a gardener, there is no bad time to visit. 

Blithewold Arboretum

101 Ferry Road (Rt. 114)
Bristol, Rhode Island, 02809

A superb garden and arboretum located right on Narragansett Bay. Blithewold also has a beautiful mansion on the grounds. Highly recommend this!

Food & Drink

Matunuck Oyster Bar

629 Succotash Road
South Kingstown, RI 02879
401.783.4202

MOB is the crème de la crème around here. The wait for a table can be horrendous! Really. But if you are willing to eat at rather odd times, you will be rewarded. But not enough to justify waiting 3 hours, which I have heard people have done.

International Cuisine

Sa-Tang (Thai/Asian)

Caleveras (Mexican)

Spain (Spanish/Mediterranean)

Bars, Grills & Pubs

Ocean Mist Beach Bar

The Charlestown Rathskellar

Breachway Grill

Mary Murphy's Pub

Clam Shacks

Champlins

George's

Aunt Carrie's

Iggy's

Jim's Dock

Fine Dining

Chair 5 @ The Break Hotel

Coast Guard House

Special Treats

Brickley's Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Sweet Althea's Coffee House & Cakery

Allie's Donuts

Breweries & Distilleries

Sons of Liberty

1425 Kingstown Rd, Peace Dale, South Kingstown, RI 02879-8313

+1 401-284-4006

Great place to taste excellent whisky,  and beer. They have cocktails, pool, and darts. Not much in the way of food, unless they have added that recently.

Whalers Brewery

1174 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield, South Kingstown, RI 02879-8316

+1 401-552-0002

Super cool location in an old mill/warehouse once home to textile mills I believe.

Music

The Knickerbocker in Westerly

35 Railroad Ave.

Westerly, RI 02891

401-315-1570

Newport Folk Festival

Held annually in late July @ Fort Adams in Newport, RI

Newport Jazz Festival

Held annually in early August @ Fort Adams in Newport, RI

Rhythm & Roots Festival

Held annually over Labor Day Weekend @ Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI

Ocean Mist (see above)

Great cover bands and a fun dancing scene--mostly weekends, mostly seasonal.

The Towers

-Live music and dancing Thursday nights

--Ballroom dance lessons Wednesday nights

Pumphouse Music

1464 Kingstown Rd 

South Kingstown, RI 02879

Lily Pads

 27 North Road

Peace Dale, RI

Activities

Great for kids and aging hippies. Includes a beautiful garden and plant nursery, funky shops, a cafe, and some animals.

4820 Old Post Rd. Charlestown, RI 02813

401-364-1060

Simmons Farm

1942 West Main Rd.

Middletown, RI

(401) 848-9910

simmonsfarmri@gmail.com

Goat Yoga

Petting Zoo

Farmers Market

CSA

Trustum Pond Nature Reserve

1040 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road

South Kingstown, RI 02879

Beautiful place for nature trails, wildlife viewing.

For more information about hiking trails, visit 

Biking

Stedman's, a.k.a. Bicycle Bill's

South Country Bike Path

This is about an eight mile path, maybe more now. It takes a very pretty route through the woods between Wakefield, Narragansett and Kingston. Highly recommend. 

196 Main St

Wakefield, RI 401-789-8664

Bike Rentals

Water Sports

Kayak, Canoe & Paddleboard Rentals

Narrow River Kayaks

94 Middlebridge Road

Narragansett, RI 02882

401-789-0334

Surfing Rentals

Warm Winds Surf Shop

26 Kingstown Rd

Narragansett, RI  02882

401-789-9040

401-789-7020 (surf report)

staff@warmwinds.com

Fishing Charters

Maverick Charters Ltd.

410 Gooseberry Rd

Snug Harbor Marina

Wakefield, South Kingstown, RI 02879

401-640-0865

maverickfish@verizon.net

Whale Watching & Shark Diving

Snappa Charters

33 State Street

Narragansett, RI 02882

 401-487-9044

snappacharters@cox.net

I don’t know this company, but they claim to do shark cage diving and deep sea fishing as well as whale watching.

Frances Fleet Whale Watching

33 State Street

Narragansett RI 02882

401-783-4988 | 1-800 662-2824

Fax: 401-782-8520

Francesflt@aol.com

Pelagic Expeditions

Shark Diving

Museums

SoCo Museum

115 Strathmore St

Narragansett, RI 02882

401-783-5400

Excellent thing to do with kids. There is a blacksmith shop, and other exhibits that reflect the earliest period of this old county. Animals and demonstrations, and some very nice walking trails.

RISD Museum

Enter at:

20 North Main Street

or

224 Benefit Street

First rate collection as might be expected at one of the top art schools in the country. Great rainy day activity.

Lyman Allen Museum

625 Williams Street

New London, CT 06320

This is a gem of a museum, and particularly interesting for Revolutionary War buffs.

Mystic Seaport

North Entrance:

105 Greenmanville Avenue (Rte. 27)

Mystic, CT 06355

South Entrance:

47 Greenmanville Avenue (Rte. 27)

Mystic, CT 06355

860.572.0711 | 888.973.2767

Totally thrilling experience for young and old wanna-be pirates and sailors. Expensive but great!

Beaches

Narragansett Town Beach

39 Boston Neck Road

77 Boston Neck Road

81 Boston Neck Road

Narragansett, RI 02882

 401-781-6430

$10 per person per day

East Matunuck Beach

950 Succotash Rd.

South Kingstown, RI 02881

 401-789-8585

$12-14 per day for parking

Green Hill Beach

South Kingstown, RI 02879

Moonstone Beach

South Kingstown, RI 02879

East Beach

East Beach Road

Charlestown, RI 02813

Roger Wheeler Beach

100 Sand Hill Cove Rd

Narragansett, RI 02882

401-689-3563

Movie Theaters

South Kingstown Cinema 8

30 Village Square Dr

South Kingstown, RI 02879

401-782-2650

Jane Pickens Theater

49 Touro St

Newport, RI 02840

401-846-5252

SoCo Commons

Block Island

Block Island Ferry

304 Great Island Rd.

Narragansett, RI 02882

401-783-7996

Block Island Eats

The Oar

 221 Jobs Hill Rd.

New Shoreham, RI 02807

401-466-8820

Finn's Seafood

212 Water St.

Block Island, RI 02807

401-466-2473

Calaveras

30 Water Street
Block Island, RI 02807
(401) 466-2495

&

216 Ocean Ave
Block Island, RI 02807
(401) 675-7584

Fancier Eats

Atlantic House

359 High St.

Block Island, RI 02807

401-466-5883

The Mannisses

251 Spring St.

Block Island, RI 02807

401-466-9898

Winfield's

Corn Neck Rd.

Block Island, RI 02807

401-466-9898

Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Ferry

1347 Roger Williams Way
North Kingstown, RI 02852
401-295-4040

Runs May-October; 1.5 hours one-way