South County

Experience South County’s good nature, where you are invited to unplug and unwind, South County style. Make 20 unspoiled sandy beaches your backyard vacationland, with a South County sunrise being your only wake-up call. 

Smell the salt air along miles of sandy shoreline with small town charm complete with iconic boardwalks. Explore the breathtaking beaches of Narragansett, Charlestown and more, including R.I.'s largest beach, Misquamicut, in Westerly. From Wakefield to Watch Hill, taste savory cuisine, shop unique boutiques and feel lively rhythms. Explore 29 forests and wildlife preserves throughout the region offering unspoiled nature walks and wilderness trails. How about an excursion? Paddle through scenic inland waterways that spill directly into the Atlantic Ocean.

South County’s many festivals will entice you. Summer’s biggest hit — besides relaxing at the beach — is moving to the music industry’s biggest acts at the Rhythm & Roots Festival. Attend the Blessing of the Fleet Festival, where historic maritime traditions take center stage. Fall is all about watching — from migrating birds, to the riot of foliage bursting forward, to seals sunning on or off shore — the choice is yours. The Annual Cowboy Rendezvous is action filled and promises a galloping good time. Celebrating the holiday season with joyful exhibits at historic seaside villages aglow with luminaria sets the stage for warming up with our art scene. Spring is prime for outdoor recreation — be that strolling through the blooms of Dr. Kenney’s Azalea Garden or trekking one of our unspoiled scenic management areas or fishing along one of our many waterways.

No matter what the season or activity, now is a great time to visit South County.

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The smallest state in the U.S., Rhode Island packs plenty of excitement into its borders. From stunning ocean vistas to a rich Colonial heritage, our state's diverse tourism regions offer a wide variety of entertainment options.