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About South County

South County is the reason Rhode Island is known as the “Ocean State.” Encompassing the southernmost part of the state, South County is full of lush forests and wildlife preserves that spill into 100 miles of beautiful sandy beaches.

Nature lovers can hike or bike through miles of scenic trails where, depending on the season, they can view migrating birds or seals. Water lovers can relax on one of 20 public beaches or kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board through peaceful inlet waterways. Foodies can savor coastal farm-to-table cuisine, tour craft breweries or an award-winning whiskey distillery and go clamming or fishing for dinner. History buffs have 16 museums and historical places to explore, including the state’s only museum dedicated to and run by the indigenous people. Fifteen emerald green golf courses with stunning views await golf enthusiasts while thrill seekers can get a bird’s eye view of the area from a helicopter.

South County is also a popular wedding destination. There are venues for every budget – from casual beach ceremonies and rustic farm affairs to luxurious ocean side resort receptions and everything in-between.

South County transports you back to a time when family vacations were spent splashing in the surf, eating homemade ice cream and clamming for your supper. Come experience a leisurely, quintessential coastal New England getaway that’s just far enough away.