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growing up in little compton, ri

Grew up going to southshore beach at a regular basis. It was a great teenager hangout. A great way... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
my favorite beach

Beautiful, but alas, getting too well known and crowded. It has been our family's favorite beach... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Doris C
Manassas, Virginia, United States
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“lovely beach”(3 reviews)
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125 S Shore Rd, Little Compton, RI 02837-1738
+1 401-635-9974
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

Beautiful, but alas, getting too well known and crowded. It has been our family's favorite beach for 30 years. We love it and drive from VA to go there and to visit family in the area.

1  Thank Doris C
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived there around 8:30am with our dog on Sunday July 29th. As we approached the parking attendant she told us that dogs are not allowed on the beach. We live about an hour away from the beach. We had another couple we were meeting...More

8  Thank jen43211
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Quieter beach than most at the end of the day. Less red seaweed than other RI beaches this weekend. This beach has lots of rocks. It does not have bathrooms or running water. It does have portapotties. Easy walk to Goosewing which is less crowded.

3  Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Parking is $15 so get there early, 9:00 weekends, park near the coffee Tiki Hut, I found less red tide in this spot, today I went they had hot dog vendors and ice cream truck, portable toilets against the trees, and the waves were just...More

Thank Carole A
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Very different from other beach experiences. Not like Outer Banks or Rehoboth at all. Very rocky and sandy areas required a hike. No food vendors at all. Very peaceful although very crowded.

1  Thank Diana C
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is my second review of South Shore Beach and all stands as before except that we had an experience where 6 of us were carried out on a rip current. We had been jumping waves and body surfing all day, in and out of...More

27  Thank Wildflower01945
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Grew up going to southshore beach at a regular basis. It was a great teenager hangout. A great way to make new friends with real sand and pretty large waves for surfing. The beach still has free parking for residents which is a plus. On...More

4  Thank sherryd28
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Best beach in RI...if you're willing to walk! The barrier beach has limited parking, but once parked, you can walk down to Goosewing Beach , where the tides won't pin you to the rocky parking lot. Fires on the beach are NOT PERMITTED...there was a...More

2  Thank E7264TXnicolep
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Have been coming to the beach here in Little Compton RI my entire life. It's about a 20 minute ride from my home, but to me it's well worth it! For many people though, it's too far out of the way. "I always say it's...More

1  Thank glitterqueen1975
Reviewed 4 August 2017

I lived in Tivereton for about two years and this was my favorite beach. It's best for me when after or before hours. One can park right next to the water and put out a chair and meditate on nature and the bigger things in...More

2  Thank Daniel R
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13 June 2018|
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Response from Wildflower01945 | Reviewed this property |
I never gave it a thought until you asked but...... I'm not sure if they are allowed at the part of the beach nearest parking. My friend brought her small dog in from the other end of the beach. I don't know if that is... More
17 August 2016|
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Response from Don C | Reviewed this property |
Kind of...about 35 minutes away. Country roads to th beach
17 August 2016|
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Response from sherryd28 | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry to say but it is only free for residents of town. You can go after 5 or 6pm when they are no longer charging beach rates.