This is the old sea-plane beach at Quonset Point. It is a popular place to launch small craft such as Hobie Cats. 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 toward 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. Not a licensed swimming facility. 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.
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