SENIORS VISIT RHODE ISLAND



Seniors Are Drawn to Narragansett

I have always been drawn to sites with weird names like Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg in Webster, Mass or Truth or Consequences, NM. The name Narragansett was brought to my attention because of Hurricane Sandy. Known as Gansett by the locals, I wanted to know what attracts senior visitors, its past history and why the locals choose to live there. I found some great information to share with senior readers.

Neat Town and Great Beaches

Narragansett is a town in Washington County, Rhode Island. The population was 15,868 at the 2010 census, but there is a greater population in the summer.  Tourism is an important facet of life in Narragansett, with attractive beaches, sport fishing, a relaxed atmosphere, comfortable cottages and motels, and camping areas all contributing to the senior tourist’s enjoyment.

Center of Town

The focal point of the community is the Pier area, the center of the town, where senior visitors can soak up the sun at Narragansett Town Beach. The center of town also hosts special concerts and dance lessons at the historic Towers. The picturesque mile-long sea wall on Ocean Road is a fantastic place to take in the glorious views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Vacation Community Draws Senior Travelers

Situated at the mouth of Narragansett Bay, the town of Narragansett is widely recognized as one of the areas quintessential vacation communities. Home of “The Best Town Beach in New England,” and one of the largest commercial fishing fleets, Narragansett and the surrounding area has everything senior citizens need to plan a single day away, a romantic weekend interlude or a family-fun vacation week.

Wikipedia provides the full story on Salt Pond, Narragansett Pier, Galilee and Point Judith that are all close by. My oh my…24 things to see and do in this small town so you won’t be wanting for your itinerary.  The Towers are pretty neat as is the famous still functioning Point Judith Lighthouse.

Narragansett Bay forms New England’s largest estuary, which functions as an expansive natural harbor, and includes a small archipelago. This bay is mostly within the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, but small parts of it extend into Massachusetts.  Fishing is also very popular going for the big silver strippers (bass), and look at that “hog” on this link.

Senior Visitors Discover B&B’s

I’ve found a couple nice B&Bs for senior travelers to look into. Tower House to start with was featured in Yankee Magazine’s “Best Of New England”and the 1900 House voted #1 B&B in S. Rhode Island by Reader’s Choice Awards in 2012. My wife and I would take either one.

I leave you with a super find that will update you on just about everything above in detail. It’s a very informative URL. Enjoy Little Rhody, and in particular your visit to Narragansett.  jeb


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