Misquamicut would be a typical New England beach town, except that its surf is anything but typical. Because of its unique location on Block Island Sound, waves in Misquamicut are often 10 feet or higher. The quaint town, which is filled with Misquamicut hotels, surf shops and lobster shacks, comes alive in the summer, bringing visitors from all over New England and further. When you’re ready to visit this charming beach town, remember to visit Orbitz.com, where you’ll have access to some of the best rates on your hotel accommodation, flights and rental cars.
Misquamicut’s shoreline spans 7 miles between upscale Watch Hill and Weekapaug. Although the town is dotted with public and private beaches, the most popular stretch of beach is the Misquamicut State Beach. You’ll find plenty of opportunities to surf, boogie board, ride paddle boats or just have fun in the sun. Your kids will enjoy the big-screen movies shown on the beach every Tuesday evening in the summer, as well as the Hermit Crab races at the Purple Ape and the fireworks on Monday nights.
The Sandcastle Beach Front Inn (oceanviewinns.com) is nestled between Paddy’s Beach and Lawson Avenue Beach near the beginning of the beach way. It offers single and double rooms with panoramic views of the water. Room rates start at $170 per night.
The Pleasant View Inn (pvinn.com) is located on the south shores of Misquamicut. It features an in-ground pool, a private beach and tennis courts. It has two on-site dining choices: a casual poolside tavern and a more formal dining room. Rooms offer either a street side or ocean view, and there are a few poolside rooms and suites available. Rates start at $99 per night.
Other beachfront hotels include the Ocean View Motel (rioceanviewmotel.com) and the Andrea Hotel (andreahotel.com).
The north end of Misquamicut Beach leads to a beach way that is flanked on one side by Block Island Sound and on the other by Winnapaug Pond. This neighborhood offers easy access to the public beaches while allowing you to avoid the traffic and crowds.
The Breezeway Resort (breezewayresort.com) is located just a few blocks from the beach. The resort offers family-friendly rooms, suites, villas and cottages, many which feature private terraces and balconies. Its Maria’s Suites collection includes five large suites located right on the beach. Unlike many Misquamicut hotels, the Breezeway has an in-ground outdoor pool and clubhouse. Room rates start at $99 per night.
The Blue Whale Inn (staybluewhale.com) offers a slightly more sophisticated Misquamicut experience. The Inn offers complimentary breakfast every morning and wine and cheese hour each afternoon, which you can enjoy in the inn’s lobby or in the covered outdoor courtyard. Volleyball and badminton courts are available, as are gas grills and outdoor showers. Rates start at $89 per night.
Misquamicut is a great place to build vacation memories with your family. Enjoy all the beach has to offer, or use it as a home base for you daytrip to Newport; the historic seaport village and aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut; or the historic Watch Hill lighthouse. To get started, simply visit Orbitz.com, where you’ll be able to book Misquamicut hotels, purchase your air tickets and rent a car, all through an easy-to-use interface.