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.
To escape the heat of Houston, Texas, our writer and her husband head to historic Newport, Rhode Island, for the perfect long-weekend escape. Here you can gawk at Gilded Age mansions, charter an America’s Cup yacht, go on a cliff walk, ride bikes down Ocean Drive, and eat, eat, eat: The Lawn at Castle Hill, Jamestown Fish, and the White Horse Tavern are just a few of the highlights.