America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015: Narragansett, Rhode Island. This town of 16,000 stretches out along the shore of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay like a sunbather at water’s edge, and the comparison couldn’t be more apt. Photo: Richard Benjamin/RIlighthouse.com. Coastalliving.com
Scarborough Beach in Rhode Island is one of the only true Atlantic facing beaches in the state. While others may face in the direction of the ocean, they are primarily set on Block Island or Rhode Island Sound or are on Narragansett Bay. Scarborough State Beach is located in the town of Narragansett. There are numerous vacation rentals in this area because it is the state's most popular and well-known beach.