Because Everyone's Posting Sunglass Emojis This Week...
The locals won't be too jazzed about my saying this (They're super famous for wanting to keep the town on the DL.), but if you ever get a chance to check out South Shore Beach in Little Compton, you totally should. It's just so New England postcard pretty!
Heck yeah, it's rockier than Gansett, but that's part of its charm! Speaking of which, someone at a whole essay (a love/hate letter) in the (NY) Times a few years back about the rocky beaches in Little Compton and growing up there and it is a must read for any current and former Rhody residents.
*For the record, I found out later that the adjacent area that's overrun with tons of rocks isn't techinically part of South Shore and is in fact a preserve. Peaceful yes, but it does make for tough walking, especially if you're barefoot.
My best tip for beaching it there? Go after 2pm. It usually isn't as intensely hot or as crazy crowded. The peeps who live for the summer sun and sand, and who most likely made their way over hours earlier, are by that point probably packing up their cars and heading homeward. A perfect time to enjoy it to the fullest and take a nice mellow and meditative walk along the water.
If you're looking for a DD, Starbucks or any kind of fast food (any traditional restaurants or coffee shops really), you are outta luck. What you will find are a several charming farm stands over on West Main Road where you can pick up in season veggies and fruits, plants and flowers, and maybe even a pie or two. Young Family Farm was also offering fresh, made to order pizza last summer. Bet it was yummy! Worth inquiring about this year.
Beach time + pizza? What could be better?