One of the top things to do while you’re in Rhode Island is hit the beach! RI is home to numerous sandy shores and seaside Colonial towns, so of course we had to visit one of them. Located just 40 minutes away from Providence, Newport is one of Rhode Island’s most popular resort towns, famous for its historic mansions and its rich sailing history. Some of its most famous attractions include the Gilded Age mansions, a 3.5-mile Cliff Walk, and numerous beaches.
We opted to visit Easton’s Beach, also known as First Beach, the largest beach in Newport. Easton’s Beach features 3/4ths of a mile of sandy shoreline with some of the softest sand I’ve ever touched. We built our beach tent, and laid down to enjoy the sounds of waves hitting the shore.
When you’re hungry, open up your phone and pull up Easton’s Beach Snack Bar and order up some delicious lobster rolls! They’re most famous for their Twin Lobster Roll, with two buttery rolls filled with chunky lobster salad.
But don’t sleep on their Plain & Simple Lobster Roll, with chunks of lobster claw and tail meat, served with melty butter.
And when you’re done swimming, building sand castles, head on over to Newport proper and window shop on Thames Street. Lined with restaurants, souvenir shops, and fudge makers, it’s a one stop shop for all the goodies you’ll want to bring home with you. Make sure to stop at Kilwin’s for a freshly made waffle cone with some Michigan-inspired ice cream.