Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunday Hikes: By the Tide Pools

I haven't been hiking (or posting) as much lately, as I'm very hard at work on three writing projects and on designing a new writing course.

So this week's Sunday Hike is not really a hike, more of a shorter cliff-top stroll and oceanside rock-hopping adventure, but it's probably my favorite place in Rhode Island. It is Black Point between Narragansett and Scarborough. 

Access: The Black Point Fishing Area parking lot is on Ocean Road just north of Scarborough Beach.

And there are large tide pools, deep and extensive enough to swim through, which make it a fun place to go snorkeling.

Bring something warm, the late afternoon fog often creeps in quickly. We've also found the path along the cliff-top a great and safe place to watch the swell from hurricanes out in the Atlantic. I took the picture below when Hurricane Earl was passing by last September.

Difficulty: Easy
Distance: Not far...
Dogs: Yes

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