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. 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)
No animals allowed