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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Rhode Island

By Kate Talerico

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Rhode Island

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Take to the water this weekend! Float along a river or try to catch some waves along the ocean with your paddleboard. With so much coastline and plenty of calm rivers and lakes, you’ll be finding your balance in no time. Here are five great paddleboarding spots in Rhode Island. 

1. Napatree Point, Westerly, RI

Try coming to Napatree during the off-season for the best views and cleanest beaches. Once the fog lifts, the coastline seems to stretch on for miles and miles. The water is cold, but you’ll still love dipping your toes in when the sun beats down too hot.

2. Upper Wood River

Calm waters in a rural and undeveloped location make for a perfect paddleboarding spot. The river is incredibly pristine, with floating water lilies and a twisting, sheltered passageway. 

3. Narragansett Town Beach, Narragansett, RI

The waters of Narragansett Town Beach make for a great training ground. If you’re feeling nervous, feel free to take a lesson with Paddle Board Rhode Island, who can take you on a guided tour around the area for sightseeing by day or full-moon paddling by night.

4. Frank Hall Boat Yard, Westerly, RI

Paddle Surf Rhode Island hosts plenty of great events based out of their Westerly location. On Thursdays, join them at the Windjammer Surf bar for PaddALE, which includes an hour-long rental with adjustable paddle, leash, life jacket, two ales, and a guide included. You can also join them for paddleboarding yoga or sunset paddles!

5. Conanicut Island

Paddleboard along the East Passage along Fort Wetherill State Park, which offers amazing views of places like Beavertail Point, Bonnet Cliffs, and Mackerel Cove. Make sure to head out at sunset for the best scenes.

Due to the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak, local destinations for outdoor recreation may be closed. Please visit official websites for more information.

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