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Breakwater Village – a blissful beachside retreat

Perched on the southern tip of ruggedly spectacular Rhode Island, Breakwater Village is the quintessential New England coastal getaway, with its secluded sandy bay, rocky coastline, clapboard cottages and calming ocean views. Breakwater stands on the edge of the gently bustling town of Narragansett, which lures visitors from all over the United States and beyond with its unspoiled beaches, chic boutiques, and waterfront restaurants where you can feast on rich lobster rolls and crunchy fried clams. Many Breakwater Village vacation rentals offer direct access to a private beach, so you can look forward to truly getting away from it all.

Things to do

Island adventures and majestic mansions

A short ferry ride away lies beguiling Block Island, with its handsome historic lighthouses, quirky art galleries, dramatic coastal cliffs and 17 miles of sensational sandy beaches. If you need a break from the sun or a way to occupy a rainy day, Newport's captivating cultural attractions are about a 45-minute drive from your Breakwater Village vacation rental. The Breakers is a dazzlingly opulent, Italian Renaissance-inspired mansion built at the behest of the ultra-wealthy Vanderbilt family. Now a National Historic Landmark, you can peruse its lush gardens and ostentatious interiors at your leisure.


Get wet and wild at Breakwater Village

Breakwater Village's crashing waves make it an alluring year-round destination for surfers. If you're new to the sport, friendly surf schools offer private and group lessons for all ages and abilities. Or maybe you'd prefer to try your hand at a more leisurely pursuit like stand up paddle boarding or sea kayaking. The local waters are also teeming with fish, and keen anglers will relish the opportunity to head offshore in search of prize catches like swordfish, mahi-mahi and giant tuna. And if you're craving a little retail therapy, Narragansett's shops offer everything from hip beachwear to eye-catching jewelry.


Hazy summer days in Breakwater Village

Breakwater Village vacation rentals are in particularly high demand during the peak summer season of June to August. The weather at this time of year is typically gloriously warm, with long days and plenty of sunshine. The shoulder months of May and September are also great times to visit, with pleasantly mild temperatures and fewer out-of-towners competing for the most sought-after accommodation. Winters can be very cold, with plenty of snowfall. Rain is possible at all times of year, so be sure to pack something waterproof.

Natural features

Animal encounters and magical marine life

Breakwater Village's abundance of natural wonders draws visitors back year after year. For a truly unforgettable day out, board a boat trip in search of local marine life. If you're lucky, you may encounter dolphins, sharks, giant sea turtles, ocean sunfish and majestic humpback whales. Nearby Block Island is also a natural paradise. Its verdant grasslands, maritime shrub land and sandy beaches are home to all manner of rare plants and animals, including the endangered piping plover and American burying beetle. Birdwatchers will be in their element, with peregrine falcons and red-tailed hawks residing here.

Where to stay around Breakwater Village?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 120 vacation rentals near Breakwater Village. From 91 Houses to 29 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Breakwater Village for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Breakwater Village?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Breakwater Village:

  • Point Judith: 508 vacation rentals
  • Matunuck: 611 vacation rentals
  • Bonnet Shores: 128 vacation rentals
  • Narragansett Pier: 530 vacation rentals
  • Newport East: 360 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Breakwater Village?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Breakwater Village. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Narragansett Beach: 856 vacation rentals
  • East Beach: 1,551 vacation rentals
  • Charlestown Town Beach: 732 vacation rentals
  • Easton's Beach: 1,932 vacation rentals
  • Mansion Beach: 1,117 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Breakwater Village listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Breakwater Village?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 91 Houses in Breakwater Village. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Breakwater Village include:

  • Cottages: 29 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 29 rentals available
  • Cabins: 29 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Breakwater Village?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 90 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Breakwater Village. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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