Narragansett, RI, USA

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Narragansett, RI, USA

Narragansett vacation rentals

Vacation variety in Narragansett

Breathtaking views come as standard in Narragansett vacation rentals. This laid-back Rhode Island community overlooking Narragansett Bay offers beautiful beaches, scenic walks, and some of the best bird-watching spots in the northeast. From the Port of Galilee, an authentic working New England fishing village, through the wide open spaces of the John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge, to the iconic landmarks of Narragansett Pier, variety is the secret to its success as a vacation destination. Staying in homey Narragansett vacation rentals is the ideal way to see life through local eyes while benefiting from all the visitor perks.

Narragansett—a favorite summer hot spot

Point Judith, on the southern tip of Narragansett, is the picturesque setting for one of the town’s most photogenic neighborhoods. The Port of Galilee, the hub of the local seafood industry, becomes a hive of activity during the summer months, with sightseeing cruisers jostling for space alongside fishing boats and passenger ferries. Whale-watching trips are especially popular, with the opportunity to spot these graceful giants just offshore, while ferries to nearby Block Island bring the birds of the world-famous Atlantic Flyway into close range. Don’t leave Galilee before you’ve sampled delicious freshly caught shellfish in its cozy harbor-side restaurants.

Honoring the fishermen of Narragansett

Fishermen’s Memorial State Park offers a peaceful alternative to the excitement of sea cruises and a chance to contemplate the fishermen who maintain this thriving local industry. During World War II, the site was occupied by a series of coastal defenses, but after the war the land was reclaimed and transformed into a state park. Battery mounts, bunkers, and a fire-control tower are living reminders of the park’s military history, while family-friendly facilities include campgrounds, picnic sites, and sandy beaches. The Fishermen’s Memorial itself is located on one of the original battery sites and provides spectacular views across the bay.

Shooting the breeze in Narragansett

Demand for Narragansett vacation rentals with a pool and patio deck peaks during the summer season, when the sleepy Rhode Island resort is transformed by an influx of sizzling city-dwellers in search of laid-back beach vibes and ocean breezes. The humid continental climate lends itself to sunshine-filled summer days, with humidity kept in check by cool nights. Rainfall is higher during winter, with snow falling on higher ground but rarely laying for long on the coast. Late September and early October are good times to find bargains on Narragansett vacation rentals and enjoy the fall colors with fewer crowds.

Narragansett—a protective haven for birds

The John H. Chafee National Wildlife Refuge protects the wildlife-rich salt-marsh and freshwater-river habitats that provide a home base for many of the region’s native birds, as well as visiting migrants on the Atlantic Flyway. Great egrets, herons, and plovers are among the regular sightings, while one of the state’s largest populations of American black duck enjoys protected status here. Another success story is the sharp-tailed sparrow, which thrives on the salt-marsh meadows in spring, drawing keen bird-watchers from across the country to Narragansett vacation rentals.