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This broad beach between Point Judith and Galilee is the best South County beach for families with small children, and fine for everybody else as well.


Named in honor of the man who developed the Rhode Island State Life-Saving System, Roger W Wheeler Memorial State Beach is the first choice for families with small children.

Located on Sand Hill Cove Road just northwest of Point Judith on the way to Galilee (map), the beach has obvious advantages for families.

The powdery-soft beige sand, the gradual slope of the sand into the water, the warmth of the shallow water, the offshore breakwater that blocks the surf—they all protect little ones from dangerous currents, waves, and deep water.

Roger W Wheeler State Beach, Narragansett RI
Modern beach pavilion and playground at Wheeler Beach.

Lifeguards, a playground, picnic tables, food stand, toilets and showers in the modern beach pavilion all add up to one of South County's best, most enjoyable beaches.

The western end of the beach, right in Galilee near the dock for ferries to Block Island, is Salty Brine State Beach, with its own parking lot, administration, and beach pavilion with services. More...

Roger W Wheeler State Beach, Narragansett RI
Plenty of space to spread out, and a gradual slope into the water....

The ferry dock and beach are a 10- to 15-minute walk from Fishermen's Memorial State Park & Campground in Galilee, and only a little farther from Scarborough State Beach, one of Rhode Island's best and most popular beaches.

Roger W Wheeler Memorial State Beach
100 Sand Hill Cove Road (map)
Narragansett RI 02882
Tel: 401-789-3563

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Roger W Wheeler State Beach, Narragansett RI

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is the best for small children.



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