Description - This information is provided by RI State Parks
Beavertail State Park, located in Jamestown, Rhode Island, is known for offering some of the most beautiful vistas along the New England coastline. The Park attracts people from all over the country, to enjoy it's pristine environment. Beavertail’s most popular activity is sightseeing, and can be done from the comfort of a vehicle, in one of the four overlooks or on foot, from the rocky coastline. Beavertail also provides some of the best saltwater fishing in the area, along with offering hiking trails, and a naturalist program that attracts hundreds of people each year.
- The Beavertail Aquarium schedules group activities. Facilities and Programs are available to groups 7 days a week. No fees are assessed for the the use of facilities at Beavertail State Park.
Recreation - What rocks tell us - Explore the geological history of Beavertail. Walk the fault line and learn how to read the story written there.
Tidal Excursion - An introduction to the tidal life and ecology. Walk to a nearby tidal pool during low tide to discover the plant and animal life found there.
Aquarium Activities - Aquarium scavenger hunt or special programs relating to crabs, fish, whales or intertidal zones.
Climate - The large bodies of water surrounding Rhode Island make the climate temperate, although high humidity does exist. Summer highs usually average near 70 degrees F, with a few days, usually in July and August, reaching 90 degrees. Nights along the water can be cool, but usually temperatures remain at a comfortable level near 60 degrees. Winter temperatures average near 30 degrees for daytime highs. Snow is often changed to rain as it reaches the coast and doesn't last long if it does fall to the ground. The wind can be bitter during the winter months so be prepared with a wind breaking jacket.
Directions from Providence:
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.