Narragansett Beach, RI, is the town beach of Narragansett and is located at the end of Beach Rd. near the center of this southern New England town. It is about 30 miles from the nearest exit from I-95.
There is a club house on the beach that is available for rent as well as cabanas, 2 pavilions and shower areas which are also rented. Only the southern pavilion locker spaces are available to non-residents for seasonal rental as well as residents.
There are restrooms and a snack bar. There are some walking trails that start off from the beach as well. The Cabanas are rented seasonally to residents only. They have a private shower and the space to store beach items.
Despite being located on the Narragansett Bay, this beach gets strong surf. It is particularly popular with surfers in the early morning hours.
The Narragansett Surf League provides surfing lessons here and also organizes a number of surfing competitions each summer. There are individual surfing lessons available as well as clinics for beginners and specific classes for women and girls to learn surfing.
ESA surf competitions occur here with entry allowed for members only. The Annual Northeast Surf Championships take place at this beach.
The Narragansett Beach, RI is approximately one half mile long. There are lifeguards on duty here during regular hours in the busy season months. There is also a first aid station. The beach and its facilities are handicap accessible and special service arrangements are made for the differently-abled upon request.
Recreational events programmed at this public beach not only include surfing and surf lessons but there are also aerobics classes, a junior lifeguard program and sand castle building competitions.
There are volleyball leagues that compete here, an annual triathlon, as well as a kite festival and pumpkin festival that are held here.
Concerts are also organized on this beach.
Overlooking this beach are the Narragansett Towers. They are all that is left standing of the Narragansett Pier Casino, the main attraction to this beach and town around the end of the 19th Century and start of the 20th Century. It had been built between 1883 and 1886. Two fires and several hurricanes destroyed the casino yet the towers remained and continue to host events overlooking this beach.
Hotels and summer rental cottages are all available near this beach.
The Narragansett Beach, RI, is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Seasonal beach admission is available for residents and non-resident alike with a lower fee for Narragansett residents. Children under 12 years of age are admitted free of charge to this town owned beach.
Seasonal parking passes are only available to residents while non-residents must pay daily parking fees.