South RI

Featuring the largest portion of the Ocean State’s coastline, the South Region of Rhode Island is generally identified as the state’s tourist region.

To the east and south, it hosts most of the state’s beaches; while the western portion includes thousands of acres of forest and protected open space. Its diverse landscape is home to many former mill villages; the University of Rhode Island in the village of Kingston; Quonset Development Corporation—the state’s largest industrial park; the state’s fishing industry at Galilee/Point Judith; and the state's smallest municipality of New Shoreham, located on Block Island with its famous Great Salt Pond and dunes. The region is also known for its picturesque villages and homes from Wickford Village in North Kingstown to the mansions of Watch Hill in Westerly.


  • Charlestown
  • Exeter
  • Hopkinton
  • Narragansett
  • New Shoreham
  • North Kingstown
  • Richmond
  • South Kingstown
  • Westerly

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