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Laris Karklis/The Washington Post
Sunday, July 11, 2010

GETTING THERE

Southwest flies nonstop from BWI Marshall to T.F. Green Airport near Providence with fares starting at around $160 round trip. From there it's less than an hour to any Rhode Island beach.

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WHERE TO STAY

Tower House B&B

46 Earles Ct., Narragansett

401-783-3787

http://www.towerhousebandb.com

Grand 1885 home with friendly, accommodating owners. Rooms from $170.

Ocean House

1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill

401-584-7000

http://www.oceanhouseri.com

Newly opened re-creation of the original 19th-century hotel. Rooms from $525.

WHERE TO EAT

St. Clair Annex

141 Bay St., Watch Hill

401-348-8407

http://www.stclairannex.com

Perfect place to grab ice cream within steps of the water. Single scoop $3.

Crazy Burger Cafe and Juice Bar

144 Boon St., Narragansett

401-783-1810

http://www.crazyburger.com

The line at this casual eatery can be, well, crazy. Burgers from $8.99.

Froozies Juice Bar & Cafe

26 Dodge St., Block Island

401-466-2230

http://www.frooziesblockisland.com

Order a smoothie (from $4.99) to fuel your island bike ride.

PJ's Pub

135 Boon St., Narragansett

401-789-3200

http://www.pjspubri.com

Upscale pub experience. Entrees from $10.

WHAT TO DO

Block Island Ferry

401-783-7966

http://www.blockislandferry.com

Departs from Point Judith ($18.65 same-day round trip) and Newport ($15.75).

Old Harbor Bike Shop

Water Street, Block Island

401-466-5811

http://www.blockislandtransportation.com

Rent a bike with a basket to stay stocked for a day-long ride to the island beaches (ask for a map). A 24-hour rental is $30.

Misquamicut State Beach

257 Atlantic Ave., Westerly

401-596-9097

http://www.riparks.com/misquamicut.htm

Non-residents $12 per car Monday-Friday, $14 weekends and holidays.

Narragansett Towers

35 Ocean Rd., Narragansett

401-782-2597

http://www.thetowersri.com

Dance lessons Wednesday nights $12 per person, music and dancing Thursday nights $10 to $20.

INFORMATION

http://www.visitrhodeisland.com

http://www.southcountyri.com

http://www.blockislandinfo.com

-- B.K.


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