Channel the Sounds of Summer at the Ocean Mist

The concept of a “staycation” isn’t exactly unknown in Rhode Island, a state where it’s quite common to have a summer beach house within a half-hour drive (OK, without summer traffic) of their home. When we want to embrace the summer beach town spirit, we head to Matunuck with its beach bars, water slides, and…

Cape’s Sea Crest Offering Mid-Summer Deal

Cape Cod in mid-summer may not seem the best time to get a deal on stays. But the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, on its own private stretch of Old Silver Beach in Falmouth, has a pretty good mid-week package this month. Better hurry though, it ends July 21. The resort is offering a 20-percent discount…

Gotta Find Them All: Discover the Four Hidden Beaches of Quonset Point

Have you checked out the beaches of Quonset Point yet? The former Navy Base not only has a 3.5-mile bike path that ends at the water’s edge, it also has four uncrowded public beaches on Narragansett Bay that are free for anyone to use. The four hidden beaches are: Blue Beach, the southernmost beach located near…

Soaking in the Simple Appeal of Quonnie

Quonnie,  the easier-to-pronounce nickname for Quonochontaug, a beach village in Charlestown, is equal parts location and frame of mind, isolated and off the radar. Which is just the way summer folks like it — and makes it my favorite place in Rhode Island. Quonnie’s West Beach is the least populated of three sandy enclaves that…