Charlestown, Rhode Island is a pictorial coastal town tucked into Tautog Cove.
It is easy to see why many are attracted to this lovely seaside community. There are no shortages of scenic parks and beaches. The well-loved East Beach presents miles of sand surf. This secluded beach has been described as "stunning", and "a hidden gem". It is ideal for beach-goers who prefer quiet, tranquil days by the sea.
Nearby is the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge where visitors spot deer, frogs, finches, cardinals, and other wildlife. Hiking trails run through the refuge and lectures are provided for those that wish to learn more about this ecosystem. Other attractions not to be missed are the playground, dog park, tennis courts, and basketball courts. In the summertime the Refuge is host to many festivals, concerts, and even the circus.
The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce presents an annual seafood and lobster festival each August. Vendors are local merchants are on hand to deliver seafood based treats and activities. The festival has been named one of the top 100 events in America by the American Tour Bus Association.
Whether making Charlestown their primary residence, or a relaxing second home for the summer, residents have enjoyed the pleasantries, hometown atmosphere, and sprawling beaches that this New England coastal community has to offer.