A Guide to Beaches

Beaches in FarmCoast New EnglandAttention Beach Lovers! FarmCoast offers a variety of coastal locations from the highly populated beaches to the remote and natural settings. To explore these beaches you will also find yourself navigating through an ecological storybook reflecting on the complicated interface of glacial movements and tidal action that left behind a pattern of scrub forests, salt marshes, rocky shores, dunes, and their unique flora and fauna. Enjoy the sun, enjoy the natural environment, and enjoy your visit to FarmCoast!


Fogland Beach

Windsurfing, lifeguards, parking fees for non-residents. Cove area is excellent for nature study. Toilet facilities, showers, and a playground.
Fogland Beach Road, South Tiverton
Website: www.tiverton.ri.gov/recreation/recreation.html

Southern New England BeachesGrinnell’s Beach

Lifeguards in summer, fishing area, playground, parking fee for non-residents.
Toilets, trash, picnic tables.
Main Rd, Stone Bridge Area

Seapowet Marsh

Conservation area, wildlife refuge. Popular spot for swimming, fishing, bird watching. Lifeguard in designated area, toilet facilities, play area, boat ramp. Parking fee in summer.
Seapowet Ave (off of Main Road), South Tiverton


South Shore Beach

Sandy beach, lifeguards, toilet facilities, parkingfee for non-residents.
South Shore Rd., Little Compton, RI

Goosewing Beach

Accessible through South Shore Beach; owned by the Nature Conservatory.
South Shore Rd., Little Compton, RI


Horseneck Beach State Reservation

Sandy beach that stretches 2 miles long,lifeguards, toilet facilities, sand dunes, nearby campground, parking fee. Route 88 in Westport to John Reed Rd., Westport, MA. Web site:

Goosewing Beach

No lifeguard, no parking fee, boat ramp. One side has calm waves and is popular
for swimming, other side has rough waves.
Route 88 to John Reed Rd, right at East Beach Rd


Demerest Lloyd State Park

Sandy beach, picnic areas, parking fees. Restrooms, nearby camping area, bird watching, fishing, hiking.Barney’s Joy Rd, S. Dartmouth, MA. Web site:

Jones Beach

Sandy beach, parking fees, lifeguards. Toilet facilities,playground, picnic tables, softball field.
66 St. Johns Street, S. Dartmouth, MA

Apponagansett Beach

Sandy beach with harbor views, parking fees, toilet facilities. Volleyball court,playground, basketball court, gazebo. 77 Gulf Rd, opposite Smith Neck Rd, near Padanaram Harbor