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Around Charlestown, RI.

Jul 1, 2011  Years vacationing in the area.
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Ideas on how to spend your day around Charlestown, South Kingston, & Matunuck. Some of my favorite ways to spend a few days in this area.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Charlestown, Rhode Island, Narragansett, Wakefield
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Fantastic Umbrella Factory
    Fantastic Umbrella Factory, Charlestown, South County

    Quaint little shops & gardens. Somewhat "hippy-ish". Definitely a fun place to stop in.

  • 2. Charlestown Breachway Campground
    Charlestown Breachway Campground, Charlestown, South County

    You don't have to camp here to enjoy the absolutely BEAUTIFUL beach & breachway. Beautiful sunsets almost every night over the breachway. Free parking in the evenings, so you can stop in just for the sunset. You can spend the whole day on the beach as well!

  • 3. Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge
    Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Rhode Island, United States

    Gorgeous hiking trails. Spend 20 minutes or two hours. Kids would enjoy this as well. I saw lots of wildlife (including deer, birds, a huge turtle, butterflies) as well as many wildflowers. Lots of things to take photos of.

  • 4. Point Judith Lighthouse
    Point Judith Lighthouse, Narragansett, South County

    Wonderful lighthouse to visit. Can get beautiful photos. You can visit quickly or stay awhile & take in the view.

  • 5. Galilee
    Galilee, Narragansett, South County

    Scenic harbor. Many restaurants in the area. Fish off the breachway, watch the boats & ferries come in and out, go out on the Frances Fleet for a fishing trip, and watch beautiful sunsets over the water.

  • 6. Ocean Mist
    Ocean Mist, Wakefield, South Kingstown

    Fun place to eat. Sit out on the deck over the water. You can watch the sunset or the surfers. Literally it is right on the beach. Very affordable food as well.

  • 7. Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge and Kettle Pond Visitors Center
    Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge and Kettle Pond Visitors Center, Charlestown, South County

    Go on a relaxing hike with beautiful views or go kayaking in the pond. There are many kayak rental places in the area. You can go on a quick hike or spend a few hours and bring a lunch.

  • 8. Point Judith Pond

    Great place to spend the day if you have a boat or jetski. In some areas you can even park your car on the side of the road to go clamming without a boat. Very scenic. Absolutely perfect way to spend a day.

  • 9. Block Island Ferry
    Block Island Ferry, Narragansett, South County

    Take a ferry out of Galilee/Point Judith, and spend the day in Block Island! You can bring your bike or rent scooters there. Very scenic ride out on the ferry with a great view of the breakwater outside Point Judith Pond and you can even see Point Judith Lighthouse in the distance. The ferry can be beautiful around sunset! On Block Island you can visit the Bluffs, Lighthouses, and so many other scenic places.

  • 10. Frances Fleet

    Go deep sea fishing or whale watching! I've only done the fishing through them, but it was lots of fun. You fish off of Block Island. Going around sunset can get you some beautiful photos!

  • 11. Jim's Dock Restaurant

    Have you meal with a great view of the water! You can watch the boats & ferries while you eat. Reasonably priced & a simple menu. One of my favorites. You can even BYOB!

  • 12. State Pier No. 5

    Perfect for fishing and some great water views. The waves can crash over the rocks and looks amazing! Very close to a restaurant as well. Even if you spend just a few minutes taking in the view, it's worth it.

  • 13. General Stanton Flea Market

    Such a fun flea market! There's something for everyone. It's open every Saturday & Sunday from 8:00-3:30. It's about a dollar to get in. You can spend hours there! Definitely worth a visit.