Narragansett, Rhode Island
Narragansett, Rhode Island is known for its beaches, saltwater fishing and other summer sports, such as biking and surfing. Narragansett is about a 35 to 45 minute commute to Providence. Narragansett was originally a farming area however, it has rapidly developed into a summer resort and fishing community.
With four of the state's most popular beaches, Narragansett is a favorite summer destination of Rhode Island residents. Scarborough State Beach alone has 2,325 feet of sandy beach frontage. Once a wealthy community rivaling nearby Newport, the rich history of Narragansett is still visible. The Towers, spanning Ocean Drive, is the only remaining section of a luxurious casino built in 1883. Having survived numerous fires and vicious nor'easters, The Towers is the town's most enduring landmark.
Narragansett also is the home to the Block Island Ferry, many great restaurants, and is nearby the campus to URI, making it a popular place for it's students to live during both the school year and summer months.