Beavertail State Park

Rhode Island

At the southernmost tip of the island you'll come to Beavertail State Park, where you can enjoy one of the best vistas – and sunsets – in the Ocean State. Many vacationers bring lawn chairs, barbecues and picnics and spend the day walking trails and enjoying the cliff-top views.

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