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Here are some tips on where to go and what to do on your next visit to Charlestown, Rhode Island!

PARKS & CAMPING Ninigret Park is a major recreation area, offering 4 public tennis courts and the ‘Little Nini” Beach area. The park also is home of The Frosty Drew Observatory, and Nature Center. This Park also serves as the host for the Ocean State Reggae Festival, the Annual Seafood Festival, the Rhythm and Roots Festival, and the Big Apple Circus. In addition, Burlingame Campground offers 750 camp sites,located at Watchaug Pond.

SHOPPING & RECREATION For the visitor or resident, art galleries, gift and craft shops, gourmet food and antiques abound. There are also many more shopping centers in neighboring South Kingstown and Westerly. In addition, three playing fields, basketball, tennis courts, and a school playground offer a variety of activities for visitors. The recreation commission sponsors bicycle and boating safety programs, baseball and basketball programs and an art show.

BEACHES Local beaches include Charlestown Beach, Blue Shutters Beach, East Beach, as well as, Green Hill Beach, Matunuck Town Beach and East Matunuck State Beach in neighboring South Kingstown. These beaches stretch across miles of pristine Rhode Island coastline and offer the best sunning and surfing on the southeastern coast. Other favorite beaches include Watchaug Pond in Burlingame State Park and Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly.

FISHING & BOATING Among the areas best places to surfcast are Charlestown Breachway, Quonochontaug Breachway and Jerusalem Breakwall. Public boat launching ramps, marinas, and private launching facilities are available, as well as a number of local fishing charter boats for hire.

HISTORICAL SITES Options for exploring Rhode Island’s long and fascinating history include Narragansett Indian Burial Grounds, Fort Ninigret Park, Kenyon Grist Mill and the South County Museum

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Charlestown , Rhode Island

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