- Gaspee Point
- Lane 6, Warwick, RI
- Trailhead: 41°44’34.93″N, 71°22’50.23″W
- Last Time Hiked: July 6, 2015
- Approximate distance hiked: 1.6 miles
- Easy beach walk.
A sandbar along the Warwick coastline is where the HMS Gaspee ran around on June 9, 1772. That night it was burned by local citizens in one of the first events leading to the American Revolution. The point is about midway between Conimicut Point to the south and Pawtuxet Village to the north. There is a small parking area at Lane 6 with a gated entrance. A paved road that turns to grass leads down towards the beach. The point is just to the left. A walk along the entire beach here at the point is just about a mile and a half. Be sure not to wander onto the sandbar as there are strong rip currents here. At the time of my visit many locals were at the beach sunbathing and a kayaker had stopped for a visit. From the point you can see the Providence skyline and the Port of Providence to the north, to the east is the Barrington coastline, and to the south is Conimicut Point and its lighthouse.
I did not find a trail map on-line.