Fogland Beach

Tiverton, Rhode Island

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A beautiful and potentially challenging paddle on the Sakonnet River. Unlike other saltwater "rivers” mentioned in this book, the Sakonnet doesn’t resemble a river much at all. It is the easternmost entrance to Narragansett Bay, stretching between Tiverton and Little Compton to the east, Aquidneck Island to the west, and up to the Sakonnet River Bridge, where it becomes Mount Hope Bay. Though more protected than the open ocean, the Sakonnet River can still get rough in inclement weather. On a calm day, it might feel like a large lake with gently flowing tides, but a strong wind can create choppy conditions and swells that require paddling experience. Fogland Beach, on the south side of Fogland Point, is a black stone beach that takes its name from the fog that often shrouds the area. On a clear day, however, there are beautiful views across the Sakonnet River to Aquidneck Island. On warm evenings, you’re likely to see the colorful sails of sailboarders here—it’s a very popular sailboarding spot.

Fogland Beach Professional Review and Guide

"A beautiful and potentially challenging paddle on the Sakonnet River. Unlike other saltwater "rivers” mentioned in this book, the Sakonnet doesn’t resemble a river much at all. It is the easternmost entrance to Narragansett Bay, stretching between Tiverton and Little Compton to the east, Aquidneck Island to the west, and up to the Sakonnet River Bridge, where it becomes Mount Hope Bay. Though more protected than the open ocean, the Sakonnet River can still get rough in inclement weather.

On a calm day, it might feel like a large lake with gently flowing tides, but a strong wind can create choppy conditions and swells that require paddling experience. Fogland Beach, on the south side of Fogland Point, is a black stone beach that takes its name from the fog that often shrouds the area. On a clear day, however, there are beautiful views across the Sakonnet River to Aquidneck Island. On warm evenings, you’re likely to see the colorful sails of sailboarders here—it’s a very popular sailboarding spot."

Activity Type: Sea Kayaking
Nearby City: Tiverton
Distance: 16
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 1 to 7 hours
Season: Year-round; best spring through fall
Local Maps: USGS Tiverton, Sakonnet Point
Driving Directions: Directions to Fogland Beach

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