Beavertail State Park

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Beavertail State Park

Rhode Island

(401) 423-9941

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Beavertail State Park, located in Jamestown, Rhode Island, is known as a place offering some of of the most gorgeous vistas along the New England coastline. The Park's seemingly untouched environment attracts guests from all over the country. One of the most popular recreational acvitities in the park is sightseeing, which can be done comfortably from one's vehicle. Also, one can sightsee in one of the four overlooks or on foot, from the rocky coastline. Beavertail also has great fishing opportunities and hiking trails. Last, it has a very popular naturalist program that attracts hundreds every year.

Map of Beavertail (RI)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.454786, -71.395380



  • Fishing

    Saltwater fishing is an opportunity.

  • Hiking

    Hiking is permitted.

  • Historic Sites

    The Beavertail Lighthouse and Light Museum offer educational opportunities. The park is an important site for marine education. Its many tide pools are accessible for ecology or marine biology field studies. The Beavertail fault and its geologic features also have much to say about ancient Rhode Island History. Beavertail Point provides several educational opportunities for science teachers, and classes are able to learn more about ocean studies with different physical, geological, chemical or biological perspectives.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas are available.

  • Water Sports

    Please contact the park for information on water sports.


New England weather is subject to rapid change. Temperature during the summer is 80-90s, winter 20-40s and spring/fall 50-70s. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for outdoor activities, based on the season. The park is open year round, from sunrise to sunset.



Take Interstate Rt. 95 South, to Route 4 South, to Route 1 South, to Route 138 East, to North Main Road, to South East Avenue, to Beavertail Road.

Phone Numbers


(401) 423-9941