Jamestown, Rhode Island
The quiet coastal town of Jamestown is situated on Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay, just a mile west of Newport.
The area has kept much of its original charm and has more of a rural village feel with farms, a windmill, and cows grazing on lush green pastures. Narragansett Avenue is the main shopping street here.
This town is also well known for the outstanding food markets serving fresh meats and locally caught seafood like cod and lobster. Head over to the beach at Mackerel Cove, go paddleboarding at sunset, or enjoy the charming views of the sailboats docked in Narragansett Bay.
5 thoughts on “The US’s 16 Most Beautiful Coastal Towns”
I grew up in Old Greenwich, CT with Tod’s Pt., now called Greenwich Pt. It’s about 64 acres of beautiful beaches, hiking trails, picnic areas & a lovely view of the New York City skyline. No place could be better.
Went there in the 1980’s. Too expensive!
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Visited 17 years in a row…July 4th week is great!….found a great inn 4 miles south of town…great seafood, shops. As a veteran loved the July 4th parade. Go back every year.
I love Cape May and their lovely “Painted Ladies”. The Victorian homes are beautiful; so glad to see them preserved. The beach is wide and not as crowded as other NJ beaches. My favorite beach town. Enjoyed the most in off-season without crowds.