So named for its southern tip, South County is Rhode Island’s most southern part, including the sand-drenched beaches that line the Atlantic Ocean shoreline. If you are looking for oceanfront homes for sale then this is the perfect area for you. Home to the University of Rhode Island, the region also features pine forest, sprawling farmland, an abundance of luxurious real estate, and tons of fresh seafood. If you’re trying to figure out where South County sits on a map, you may run into trouble. “South County” is the name that the locals have given to a specific part of Rhode Island. South County is, broadly speaking, the coastal region in Rhode Island. According to South County Tourism Committee, South County consists of the following Rhode Island towns including Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, West Greenwich & Westerly.
Offering a hundred miles of coastline, you are guaranteed a beautiful spot of one of South County’s 20 public beaches. Outdoor enthusiasts can choose from miles of hiking and biking trails through lush forests and nature preserves that spill into tranquil inlets perfect for kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding. Food lovers will enjoy the coastal farm-to-table cuisine, craft brewery, and distillery tours. Thrill-seekers will want to conquer the waves at Narragansett Beach or take a flight to get a beautiful view of the region by helicopter.
South County is overflowing with culture, especially for those who appreciate fine art. This region is known for the many art forms including concerts, dance, exhibitions, lectures, festivals, and theater. From art galleries displaying the work of talented, local artists to live theater productions, Southern Rhode Island is a cultural center any art lover will enjoy.
“Where should we eat?” is a question you’ll always have an answer to in South County. Whether you are relaxing on the beach or in the countryside, you will always find the freshest, most delicious food imaginable. Southern Rhode Island is blessed with a variety of resources, guaranteeing the freshest plate on your table everywhere you go. Whether you choose to dine at a restaurant overlooking the ocean, sit on the veranda of a cafe, enjoy an authentic meal at one of the region’s pubs, or plan a quiet picnic with your favorite foods, there are a couple of common denominators: the location’s incredible beauty and the outstanding quality of the produce.
Restaurants, cafes, and eateries are scattered throughout South County, from Westerly’s sandy beaches to the tranquil countryside of West Greenwich to the great restaurants of East Greenwich – there’s something for everyone in your family to enjoy!
There is always something to look at in the South County region to suit everyone’s tastes. Whether it’s the scenic country views and their wild animals, beautiful museums, finding historical landmarks and architecture, or exploring the state parks, there are plenty of attractions Southern Rhode Island has to offer.
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