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Off the beaten path

Part of the fun of going to Goosewing, paying a toll to the farmer and his wife, is gone, but it is... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Providence, Rhode Island
Beautiful Beach

Natural beautiful setting, friendly beach staff, food trucks and nice walking beach. Rocky and... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Lee C
Little Compton, Rhode Island
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South Shore Road, Little Compton, RI 02837
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Part of the fun of going to Goosewing, paying a toll to the farmer and his wife, is gone, but it is still a lovely beach. No coolers, no bikinis and no lifeguards if you walk far enough from the parking area. This is a...More

2  Thank leeleemacd
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Natural beautiful setting, friendly beach staff, food trucks and nice walking beach. Rocky and sandy shore boogie boards are aloud.

1  Thank Lee C
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We had trouble finding it at first, although I have been there several times many years ago. We went at the end of the day, so parking, which is usually a problem, was not a problem. No lifeguards past 4, but it was nice and...More

1  Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Long ago, this beach was part of a farm; that family sold the beach to the Nature Conservancy years ago. Now you have to work a bit to get there: drive to the town beach in Little Compton, grab your stuff and walk a half...More

4  Thank Scott M
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Quiet, pristine beach off the beaten path. Great place to go if you don't want to relax and enjoy the ocean without the crowds.

1  Thank pkhobo
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We walked up to the preserve from the beach adjacent. The dunes were roped off due to the nesting birds. It's such a lovely spot and nice to see that this area is protected from development. This was a popular spot during my husband's childhood...More

1  Thank lduquettenh
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Great beach. Beware after Labor Day though as no restrooms (porta-potties) available. Very little dry sand to lay out on. Be sure to bring a chair.

Thank Julie F
Reviewed September 8, 2016

This pristine peaceful beach alongside Little Compton's town beach is a total gem! I can see why the locals want to keep it to themselves. I came upon it just after Labor Day therefore plenty of free parking right up on the beach. The waves...More

1  Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed August 1, 2016

After spending some time at South Shore Beach (where we parked) in Little Compton, we took a long walk towards the Goosewing Beach Preserve. The shoreline was very pretty -- a long stretch of firmly packed sand that eventually passed beneath dunes and cliffs. Along...More

Thank DGandSAG
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Away from the beach crowds on the pristine stretch of beach attached to the Town Beach is Goose Wing. We used to joke that "you should never tell anybody about this beach" But know that our main competition is the "protected" Piping Plover a few...More

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August 12, 2018|
Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
While I don't know what the official policy is, I have never seen dogs at this beach. I would guess the answer is No.
August 28, 2016|
Response from marthafrances |
are dogs permitted on leash?