Situated on Conanicut Island at the entrance to Narragansett Bay, Jamestown, just nine miles long and 1 mile wide, occupies a special place in Rhode Island life. With a population of 5400 residents, Jamestown is both a year round community and a summer destination.
Its location in Narragansett Bay, just across the harbor and East Passage from the city of Newport, has enabled this island to maintain its coastal, rural lifestyle. The seaside village of Jamestown, with its shops and restaurants, is a vibrant part of this small community. Watch the yachts race by from the town dock, catch a small ferry to Newport or swim in beautiful Mackerel Cove at the town beach.
The island is home to several marinas, coves and anchorages, historic working farms, as well as two waterfront state parks. Spends an afternoon visiting Fort Wetherill and Beavertail State Park, or take a bike ride along country roads past lovely estuaries and marshes. Just 5 minutes from Newport and 30 minutes from Providence, Jamestown is within easy distance from all Rhode Island has to offer.
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