|RHODE ISLAND -SOUTH COUNTY
|Last but not least, we have South County - THE reason
to visit Rhode Island in the summer. But let's get
something straight first, especially if you're dealing
with a travel agent from another part of the country.
(If your doing it yourself and calling Rhode Island,
every will know what you're talking about.) "South
County" is not one of Rhode Island's five counties
(they are Providence, Kent, Bristol, Newport and Richmond
counties). Instead, it's the way Rhode Islanders refer
to the southwestern portion of the state's seacoast,
from the southern section of Kent County at historic
Wickford Village in the town of North Kingstown through
the resort town of Narragansett and down to the ocean
community of Westerly on the Atlantic shore near the
Over 100 miles of pristine beaches...need we say
Roger Wheeler State Beach is
the ideal setting for families. Featuring gentle
surf, playground, concession stand and full facilities.
Swimming, fishing, fresh seafood. Surfing, sailing, shopping.
Antiques, farm stands, specialty shops. Clam shacks, family
fare and fine dining. Sailing, yachting, ferry tours.
If Newport was "the playground of the rich",
then the area centered around the Town of Narragansett
was the playground to everyone else.
South County is picture-perfect, microcosmic, convenient
way to have the best of everything Rhode Island and the
Atlantic coast has to offer. There's something for everyone
and the price range will fit any budget.
Summer by the sea has never been better than in "South