Compass Rose Beach Compass Rose Beach
Off Roger Williams Way
North Kingstown , Rhode IslandMap This LocationPhone:
401-295-4400Email: Use the online form to contact this propertyWebsite: http://www.exploreri.org/siteReport.php?siteID=118&src=criteria
This is the old sea plane beach at Quonset Point. It is a popular place to launch small craft such as Hobie Cats and similar craft. The beach is exposed to the south so some surf is common, and once on the water there is no shelter so be prepared for wind and waves. Heading west takes you towards Wickford Harbor, which is 1.5 miles away, beyond a long breakwater. Heading east takes you into the port area of Quonset where large vessels may be encountered and the shoreline is often a tall bulkhead.
On most days the southwest wind fills in strongly in this area in the morning and blows briskly throughout the afternoon, producing strong waves, so be prepared for this when planning your trip.
This site provides access to the following water bodies: West Passage.
Listing Category: Listing in Travel Guide, Listing on Web
Region: South County
Guide Category: Great Outdoors- Beaches
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