Newport + The Coast

Newport + The Coast Travel Guide

Pick up scones from Pat Doyle aka "the Scone Lady"; she sells her wares under the canopy of trees at the farmers’ market at Negus Park.

There are plenty of houses to rent on Block Island, from renovated country barns to contemporary cottages with wide wooden decks and ocean views.

Admission: Adults: $16.50; Children: 6-17 $4

Compared with Newport, its famous neighbor to the west, Little Compton remains off the beaten path. The town's pebbly beach and pastoral mood is a refreshingly quiet haven on the shores of Narragansett Bay.

From the ocean-side trail you can trace the shore, enjoying views of majestic boats along with monied mansions (and often, their sumptuous pools) from their ocean-facing business ends.

Rent bikes near the ferry and then explore the stretches of flat terrain that run along the shore.