___* Enjoy long beach walks on South Shore and Goosewing beaches: hike around the rocky point or drive to South Shore public access. Goosewing is managed by the Nature Conservancy. In wheretogoandwhattodo, pvsbond writes: 'one of the most beautiful, peaceful and unspoiled spots in all of Rhode Island. The beach is managed by The Nature Conservancy, which safeguards it from development. The wide, half-moon, sandy beach is backed by marshland, rolling green fields and a salt pond that's great for exploring.'
_____* Hike around the shore the other way and discover another vast expanse of sand at Briggs Beach (road access is private).
_____* Historic Little Compton Commons features the Art Cafe (excellent coffee, pastries, art), Wilbur's store (groceries to hardware...if they don't have it, you don't need it), the Commons Lunch (serves breakfast, lunch and dinner), Brownell Public Library, the Community Center, a wonderful kids playground, A1 Pizza, liquor store, gas, post office, and the old cemetery where you can find many an old stone and interesting story, including the stone of Elizabeth Pabodie, said to be the first child of the Mayflower (the eldest daughter of John Alden and Priscilla).
____* Many farm stands with delicious native corn and vegetables.
_____* The historical society's Wilbor house museum is open to the public; they also offer walking tours of Sakonnet point several times a summer.
_____* Watch the commercial fishing boats come in at nearby Sakonnet Point and buy your choice right off the sorting line there. Or pick up fresh lobster. Then hike out on the long stone breakwater or observe the lighthouse and islands.
_____* Crowthers restaurant is four miles to the East. Another three miles takes you to historic Adamsville, home of the Rhode Island Red chicken, and three more to Lee's Supermarket in Westport.
_____* The best home made ice cream in the region is Grays, nine miles up the road at Tiverton Four Corners, where you'll also find fine art, antiques, and craft shops.
_____* Kayak rentals are available at Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures (at the head of the Westport river, about 12 miles from Little Compton).