1904, the townsfolk asked the General Assembly to appropriate monies
for a permanent breachway using the arguments that the natural
breach was filled in by the tides depositing sand thereby creating a
barrier that separated the pond from the ocean. Also, a permanent
breach would prevent the water in Ninigret/Pawaget/ Charlestown pond
from becoming brackish and unfit for the cultivation and harvesting
of oysters, an industry important to this area.
Located on the east side of "the Breachway" is a camping area for self contained RV's, a state beach, some of the best salt water fishing in South County and a panoramic view of Block Island Sound. The Charlestown Breachway does not have accomodations for canvas camping. All units must be self contained: Unit must have permanent holding tanks for potable water, grey water and black water. Bathroom equipment must be permanently fixed to the unit. This location also has boat launch with limited parking.
Charlestown, Rhode Island
Charlestown Beach Rd
Burlingame State Park
Activities at this location:
Lifeguards on duty (seasonally) 9-6pm
No animals allowed