Beach of the Week

[ 9 ] June 2, 2007 |

FamilybeachfeetSummertime in our family means going to the beach. Some of our favorite spots are in Rhode Island and on Cape Cod, but we also like to explore new places.

Kidoinfo wants to create a Summer Guide for kids and parents. I invite our Kidoinfo readers to share your favorite beaches with us. We will highlight a different beach each week in our new column, Beach of the Week. E-mail us the name of the beach, where it is, how to get there, and a photo if you have one. The beaches needn’t be located only in Rhode Island. We might live in the Ocean State but we’re willing to cross state lines for a pretty stretch of sand.

Here’s to a great summer at the beach!

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Category: activities: outdoor, local ri area, nature/science


Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. calendar katy says:

    what a good idea!
    we were at sand hill cove this weekend–but i don’t have a photo, drat.
    i can’t wait to read more beach posts.
    thanks anisa!

  2. Liz says:

    Love this idea. New to the Providence area and want to explore beaches. Would love advice on how/where to go with a two and four year old to Block Island.

  3. Anisa Raoof Anisa says:

    I heard Crescent Beach is great for kids on Block Island. It stretches along the island’s east coast from Old Harbor (where the ferries dock) to Clay Head, and connects with two other fine beaches, Scotch and Mansion beaches, to the north.

    Easy to walk straight to the beach from the ferry landing, or rent a bike or moped to explore the beach further out.

    Admission to Crescent Beach is free. There are no concession stands on the beach, but the lots of restaurants and take-out stands nearby.

  4. Anisa Raoof Anisa says:

    BEACH SUGGESTION! from Jen
    Our family LOVES Roger Wheeler State Beach! Beach pass for the season is only $30. Good for ALL State Beaches!
    95S to Rt. 4 to 108S. It is a right turn off of 108(almost where 108 ends). It is a very obvious sign so you will not miss it!
    Great facilities, fluffy, soft sand, a playground, picnic tables and easy breezy waves. Perfect for a boogie board! Best part: Not crowded!! We stop for breakfast provisions on the way at Allie’s Donuts: a slight detour off of Rt. 4.
    I recently wrote about it with pics included, on my blog: http://jensdish.blogspot.com
    Hope to see you there!

  5. elyse says:

    despite the seemingly constant (and sometimes stinky) red tide in the water, i love a day at easton’s beach aka 1st beach in newport. it offers a full day of memory-making fun. the sand is loaded with large, white clam shells; there are bathrooms with indoor/outdoor showers (to wash away that aforementioned red tide); and a first aid station. but read on for the best part of all — the carousel in the open air rotunda building located around the corner from the snack bar which features made-to-order cotton candy. to me, summer is not complete without getting a lump in my throat at the site of my boys riding the carousel with sugar-sticky lips and sandy knees. happy summer.

  6. elyse says:

    website for easton’s beach:
    http://www.eastonsbeach.com

  7. Sarah says:

    Thanks again to Katy for reminding me about Second beach (Sachuset) in Middletown, had a great day there recently actually without the kidos, but kept saying I’ve got to come back with the kids…. they would love it. Also we love Gooseberry in Little Compton.

  8. Sarah says:

    Also at Easton’s, don’t forget the Save the Bay exploration Center. It’s fantastic…..

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