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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge Professional Review and Guide
"Seaside trails offer dramatic ocean views in a peaceful setting. With trails designed to follow the coastline at the southeastern tip of Aquidneck Island (the landmass containing Portsmouth, Middletown, and Newport), this trip passes through salt marsh, grassland, and beach strand habitats and offers almost continuous water views. Sachuest Point is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, and one of five refuges in the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. More than 200 species of birds, from the peregrine falcon to the snowy owl, visit here each year. The 242-acre refuge serves as an important stopover point and wintering area for migratory birds—including the largest winter population of harlequin ducks on the East Coast."
--Christie Matheson, Discover Rhode Island (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
This is a nice, very easy coastal trail. Nice views of Cliff Walk across the bay. There are several points at which you can access the water; walking along the rocky coastline can be quite rigorous and a nice change from the trail.
AWESOME!! The entire trail is adjacent to the water's edge, so you can go almost the entire way down on the rocks... breathtakingly beautiful
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