Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, RI, USA

Scarborough Beach, Narragansett, RI, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,820 vacation rentals near Scarborough Beach. From 1,135 houses to 224 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Scarborough Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Welcome to idyllic Rhode Island

Sprawling, sigh-inducing Scarborough Beach lies along Ocean Road on the coast of Rhode Island. Developed in the 1930s and given a makeover in recent years, the beach is arguably the most popular in the state with wide stretches of white sands from which you can sunbathe, swim in the cool Atlantic Ocean, enjoy a plethora water sports or make a fire for a coastal cook up. Being so close to the sea, it's unsurprising that freshly caught seafood makes its way onto most of the restaurants' menus, so be sure to look out for clams and chunky lobster rolls.

Sun, sand and seafood

If you're lucky enough to nab one of the oceanfront Scarborough Beach vacation rentals, you'll be just meters away from the long stretch of sand, the ever-lapping ocean, cavorting dolphins and swooping sea birds. If you can drag yourself away from the maritime bliss, there's an exclusive attraction close by in the form of Point Judith Country Club, where members can swing their clubs on the late 19th-century course. Some notable places to eat include Aunt Carrie's, which has been baking clam cakes for almost 100 years, and the nearby Matunuck Oyster Bar, which has a staggering variety of fresh seafood.

A rich history since the 19th century

There's no shortage of attractions close to Scarborough Beach vacation rentals. The Point Judith Lighthouse was built in the early 19th century and replaced the original wooden structure which blew down in a storm. The Towers is an historic structure, made up of the rugged remnants of the old Narragansett Pier Casino, a building that's now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Alternatively, you can visit the South Country Museum which is housed in the estate of Rhode Island's Civil War governor and depicts rural life over 150 years ago.

Glorious sunny days and clear skies

The weather in Narragansett and Scarborough State Beach is notoriously changeable during the winter. If you manage to book yourself one of the Scarborough Beach vacation rentals during the summer, you can expert gloriously hot days with bright blues skies best spend cooling off in the Atlantic Ocean. When the hordes of tourists leave at the end of summer, the beach is wonderfully quiet and perfect for bracing walks, as are the parks which burst into bright colors. Rhode Island really is a state for all seasons.

A bird haven just minutes away

Just a few minutes' walk from Scarborough Beach vacation rentals is the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge, one of several parks in Rhode Island. The large park's tidal marshes and forests provide an important habitat for nesting egrets, herons and sharp-tailed sparrows. Jump aboard kayaks to glide along the edge of the park in search of the largest population of black ducks in the state or walk through the park looking out for plovers and coastal bird species.