Perhaps my favorite place in Rhode Island is Jamestown. It is an island. The houses are a mixture of colonial and coastal. The smells and the sounds are exactly what a beach escape should be. The water hits roughly against the rocks. The air smells of salt water. I instantly relax as we drive over the bridge to Jamestown.
Beavertail Lighthouse, a picturesque lighthouse in Jamestown that sits at the entrance of Narragansett Bay, is one of our favorite stops. The land around the lighthouse is a state park and there is plenty of nature to absorb. Meg and Clare's favorite part of this area are the rocks that line the coast. They are rugged and a little scary for a mom to watch her children climb, but the girls love the adventure. Anne, on the other hand, took my words of warning a bit too seriously and refused to venture anywhere near the rocks for fear she would fall.