Nestled in the Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge's 2-miles of coastline is Moonstone Beach. Over two miles of nature trails, four viewing platforms, and several interpretive panels enhance wildlife viewing opportunities.
Formerly owned by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, this quiet beach is a destination for bird-watchers. Three salt ponds abut the barrier beach and are home to nearly 300 bird species, including Herons, Egrets, and the threatened Piping Plover. Bird walks are frequently led at the refuge by volunteers, refuge staff, and regional Audubon Societies for the public.
Saltwater fishing and swimming are permitted at Moonstone Beach; however, portions of the beach are restricted to human use during the breeding season of the Piping Plover.
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Fall - Spring 2023-2024 RHODE ISLAND DIGITAL VISITOR GUIDE