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CHARLESTOWN
A Timeless Town
fun
FACT
Ninigret Pond
complex covers a
surface area of 2,900
acres. It’s connected
to the sea by the
Charlestown Breachway,
the largest salt pond in
Rhode Island containing
several small coves and
extensive beaches and
marshes.
Out and about
In the summer months, beach time is the number one priority. There
are almost too many beaches from which to choose, and because each
one of them is beautiful in their own right, wherever one’s umbrella
is pitched, no one can go wrong. (And speaking of umbrellas, visitors
should take a peek into the Fantastic Umbrella Factory.) Charlestown
Town Beach, East Beach, Blue Shutters Beach, Charlestown
Breachway, Quonnie Beach, Ninigret Beach: they all are stunning,
though Quonnie Beach might be the most secluded. Charlestown
homes reflect New England’s heritage: pretty seaside shingled cottages,
craftsman-style homes and saltboxes can be spied inland and along the
shoreline. Charleston is also home to Ninigret State Park, a favorite for
beautiful water views, hiking, fishing, spying cormorants and egrets,
and dipping one’s toes in the water.
For the sailors in town, there is one private yacht club – QYC Boating
club. Otherwise, the Westerly Yacht Club and Turner Point Yacht Club
are nearby in Wakefield. Several other yacht clubs can be found in the
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surrounding area.
With 400 acres of open space, one gorgeous hillside clubhouse, and
a bucolic woodland setting, the private Shelter Harbor Golf Club,
located in Westerly and Charlestown, is a “traditional, family-oriented
private club” that has been “ranked 63rd on Golfweeks’ Best Modern
Courses in the US and 177th on Golf Digest America’s Top 200
Courses.” But Shelter Harbor Club is not the only gig in town. There
are a multitude of golf clubs and courses throughout the area, such as
the private and charming Weekapaug Golf Club (a popular venue for
weddings) and the semi-private Fenner Hill Golf Club. There are also a
multitude of public golf courses within the area.
Charlestown consists of a mix of private and public schools: the
public Charlestown Elementary School in Charlestown, and Chariho
Regional Middle School and Chariho Regional High School in Wood
River Junction. Private school options include Rocky Hill Country
Day School in East Greenwich, Prout School in South Kingstown,
the Pine Point School in Stonington, CT, and Meadowbrook Waldorf
School in Wakefield.
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