newport ri visitors guide
newport ri recreation including beaches, surfing, biking and hiking

Featured Outdoor Activity in Newport RI

Block Island Ferry

Perrotti Park
Newport, RI
(866)783-7996

  • Block island and its beautiful unspoiled beaches is just a short high-speed ferry ride from downtown Newport
  • Daycations are a popular choice, and visitors to the island can depart from Newport or Fall River, MA to enjoy shopping, dining, hiking, biking or relaxing on the beach.
  • Transportation around the island is fun and easy! Choose to rent a bike or a scooter, or get around via taxi.
  • The ferry features a bar that serves their legendary Bloody Marys, great snacks and spacious and comfortable seating.
  • Don't miss a chance to enjoy the relaxed island lifestyle that is Block Island!

Think of Newport and most people conjure up images of mansions, dining and shopping. But Newport's breathtaking coastline and beaches offer up some of the finest recreational activities in New England. From Newport's famous Cliff Walk to hiking trails overlooking the beaches of Middletown, there truly is something for everyone here on and around Newport. Newport and its surrounding areas are home to championship golf courses, pristine nature preserves and plenty of family recreational activities. Kids will enjoy the skate park, carousel and aquarium at Newport's Easton's Beach while adults may enjoy a leisurely bike ride around Ocean Drive and stopping for a picnic lunch on the ocean. Whether you prefer leisurely or active recreation, Newport has an activity to suit your tastes and mood.



Average Newport, RI Temperatures

MonthAir
Temp
Ocean
Temp
January38ºF37ºF
February39ºF36ºF
March46ºF37ºF
April55ºF46ºF
May64ºF54ºF
June73ºF62ºF
July78ºF68ºF
August78ºF70ºF
September72ºF67ºF
October63ºF60ºF
November53ºF52ºF
December43ºF44ºF