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The Narrows – Narragansett

  • The Narrows/Narragansett Beach
  • Beach Street, Narragansett, RI
  • Trailhead: 41°25’59.89″N, 71°27’24.01″W
  • Last Time Hiked: June 15, 2014
  • Approximate distance hiked: 2.4 miles
  • Easy beach walk.

I’ve had this overwhelming desire to go to the beach lately and I happened to be up long before sunrise this morning. Perfect! Into the car and off to Narragansett. When I arrived I parked the car at the end of Ocean Road, then walked to the seawall opening to Narragansett Beach, and made my way to the oceans edge. From here I could see a few ships and the Beavertail lighthouse. The sun was still a few minutes from rising and the sky was full of pastel colors and a nearly full moon. The tide was low and beach seemed wide. There were a few others out including some walkers, surfers, kayakers, and fishermen. As the sun was rising, I walked the mile or so down the beach to an area called The Narrows . It is area where the Pettaquamscutt River flows into the ocean. It is in fact a peninsula with the river on one side and the ocean on the other. The area is home to nesting piping plovers and least terns. After spending a little time taking some photos I retraced my steps along the beach and back to the car. If you want to take in more of the area you can walk the seawall along Ocean Road. Keep in mind though, this is a very active area in the summer. Parking may be difficult to find and fees may be charged to access the beach. I suggest coming here in the off-season or very early in the day. The sunrise is always worth it!

I did not find a trail map online.

Footsteps at Sunrise

Footsteps at Sunrise