Nicknamed “Gansett” by the locals, the small town of Narragansett is on a narrow strip of land running along the eastern bank of the Pettaquamscutt River near Narragansett Bay.
Narragansett holiday homes are popular for the area’s beaches and ample summer recreation. There are three beaches where sunbathing, walking and watersports can be enjoyed. The Narragansett Town Beach charges a small fee as it is not state supported. North and South Scarborough beaches are state-owned and charge for parking only. Each beach is well equipped with showers, shady pavilions, food concessions, picnic tables, boardwalks and an observation tower. Explore the local town which has 13 buildings and districts on the National Register of Historic Places. Look for the Gladstone Springhouse and Bottling Plant, built in 1899, the Central Street Historic District and the Ocean Road Historic District. Other things to do in the area include sailing, fishing, boating, kayaking, boat trips, parasailing, scuba diving and seal watching.
Narragansett Pier is a small village of just over 3,000 residents close to Narragansett holiday rentals. Visit Fishermen’s Memorial State Park nearby which has the remains of a military fort. The Roger Wheeler State Beach and the Salty Brine State Beach are at nearby Point Judith, the southernmost tip of Narragansett. Port Judith lighthouse was built in 1857 and is a local landmark. Families will enjoy a visit to one of the local farms such as Canterbury Farm which offers horseback riding, lessons and horse shows. Big John Leyden’s Tree Farm grows Christmas trees and offers freshwater bass fishing. Charlestown has small shops and galleries in a rustic New England farm setting with farm animals to pet.
Visitors staying in Narragansett holiday rentals near Newport will find the area has four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and showery, reaching an average 28°C (82°F). Winters are cold with snow and freezing overnight temperatures from December through March. Spring is a beautiful season in New England with daytime highs of 12-19°C (54-66°F) and the autumn is famous for its vivid fall foliage. The area is showery throughout the year.
The nearest international airport to Narragansett is T.F. Green (PVD) Airport at Providence, Rhode Island and from there it is a pleasant 35-minute drive to Narragansett holiday homes along the RI-4. Alternatively, fly into Logan International (BOS) Airport in East Boston which is a focus airport for JetBlue Airways and a major operating destination for Delta and US airways. The airport has frequent flights from most American cities as well as Canada and Europe. Narragansett is 84 miles southwest of Boston and is easy to reach by driving south on I-95. Other local airports include Bradley International (BDL) Airport which is 100 miles away near Hartford.