Hike RI’s lovely Quonochontaug Seashore within the offseason

Entry: Off Route 1A, take Noyes Neck Street south to the shoreline and observe the…

Hike RI’s lovely Quonochontaug Seashore within the offseason
  • Entry: Off Route 1A, take Noyes Neck Street south to the shoreline and observe the bend left alongside Spray Rock Street to parking areas on the best.
  • Parking: Accessible for a number of vehicles.
  • Canines: Not allowed.
  • Issue: Simple and flat via gentle sand.

WESTERLY — Quonochontaug Barrier Seashore isn’t as nicely referred to as different South Nation landmarks, equivalent to Napatree Level or Misquamicut State Seashore. 

Like most Rhode Islanders, I’d by no means been there. However for years I’ve been listening to and studying intriguing tales concerning the Quonochontaug space, additionally referred to as Quonnie.

Some folks nonetheless discuss how the Hurricane of 1938 destroyed an inn and a line of shorefront homes, killing dozens of individuals. The cottages have been by no means rebuilt, leaving the seashore pristine.

Within the Nineteen Nineties, nationwide TV publicity attracted out-of-staters to the shoreline and drove up actual property costs. TV host Regis Philbin, for instance, visited and raved about Quonnie on his morning speak present. The world additionally was proven on the favored TV present “The X-Recordsdata,” as the fictional household of one of many fundamental characters had a summer time dwelling there.

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Extra lately, the seashore has develop into a flashpoint within the ongoing struggle over shoreline entry between native residents who say the seashore walkways are non-public and others who argue the seashore needs to be out there to all.

After doing a little analysis, I headed out to Quonochontaug, pronounced Kwana-Okay-Taug, for my first go to.

Extra:Fall fowl migration is in full swing in Rhode Island. This is one of the best birding spots.