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Photo of quahogs, hard-shell clams in a basket.
Quahogs, hard-shell clams that bury themselves along estuaries all over the Atlantic coast, are practically Rhode Island’s state mascot. Though the industry has shrunk in recent decades, the mollusks are still popular all over the state, in dishes like stuffies (stuffed clams), clams casino, and clam chowder; photo by Robin Catalano.

Snapshot Travel Guide:
Warwick, Rhode Island

While Newport, Narragansett, Jamestown, and Charlestown get all the love in Rhode Island, one coastal area remains underutilized: Warwick.

Quahogs, hard-shell clams that bury themselves along estuaries all over the Atlantic coast, are practically Rhode Island’s state mascot. Though the industry has shrunk in recent decades, the mollusks are still popular all over the state, in dishes like stuffies (stuffed clams), clams casino, and clam chowder; photo by Robin Catalano.

If you lived in New England in the 1970s, you probably remember Rhode Island’s catchy “biggest little state in the union” tourist campaign. These days, the country’s smallest state prefers to capitalize on its stiff-jawed sailing roots, dubbing itself the “ocean state.” It’s a smart gambit. Of the state’s roughly 1,200 square miles, 40 of those are coastline—leaving plenty of room for walking, boating, kayaking and paddleboarding, fishing, birdwatching, and swimming.

While Newport, Narragansett, Jamestown, and Charlestown get all the love, one coastal area remains underutilized: Warwick. I get it: the downtown of Rhode Island’s second-largest city—which features squat industrial complexes and the perma-smell of motor oil—isn’t much to look at. But venture past its commercial areas, and you’ll be treated to some unique coastal sights and experiences.

Oakland Beach
Photo of a nearly cloudless sky overhanging a sandy beach.
Clouds Hill Mansion
Photo of a large stone mansion on a sunny day with trees and a cloudless sky in the background.
Rocky Point State Park
Photo of a cloudless sky overhanging a paved walking trail between a sandy beach and a multi-use grassy area on with sits an A-shaped arch imported from the the 1964/1965 World's Fair.
Noon gift shop
Close-up photo of items for sale at a gift shop called Noon, including pumpkin, cinnamon leaf, nutmeg glass jar candles, whale-shaped porcelain salt and pepper shakers, stainless steel drinking straws, and a rolled up beach towel.
Conimicut Point Beach
Closeup photo of a horseshoe crab shell in the sun on a sandy beach
Noon gift shop
Close-up photo of items for sale at a gift shop called Noon, including pumpkin, cinnamon leaf, nutmeg glass jar candles, whale-shaped porcelain salt and pepper shakers, stainless steel drinking straws, and a rolled up beach towel.
Harbor Lights Marina
Photo of an Asian style trellis or gazebo on a grassy hill overlooking a harbor and marina at sunset.
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Oakland Beach
Oakland Beach
Photo of a large stone mansion on a sunny day with trees and a cloudless sky in the background.
Clouds Hill Mansion
Photo of a cloudless sky overhanging a paved walking trail between a sandy beach and a multi-use grassy area on with sits an A-shaped arch imported from the the 1964/1965 World's Fair.
Rocky Point State Park
Close-up photo of items for sale at a gift shop called Noon, including pumpkin, cinnamon leaf, nutmeg glass jar candles, whale-shaped porcelain salt and pepper shakers, stainless steel drinking straws, and a rolled up beach towel.
Noon gift shop
Closeup photo of a horseshoe crab shell on a sandy beach.
Conimicut Point Beach
Close-up photo of items for sale at a gift shop called Noon, including pumpkin, cinnamon leaf, nutmeg glass jar candles, whale-shaped porcelain salt and pepper shakers, stainless steel drinking straws, and a rolled up beach towel.
Noon gift shop
Photo of an Asian style trellis or gazebo on a grassy hill overlooking a harbor and marina at sunset.
Harbor Lights Marina
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