If You Visit Wickford RI

Published: September 4th 2013
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There are several marinas in Wickford and they are all well protected, being both inside the breakwater and around a bend or two. So this is a really nice place to hide out from bad weather. It is also a convenient first stopping place if you enter Narragansett Bay from Point Judith via the West Passage.

In past years, whenever Brewers Wickford Cove had no dock space available for us, we stayed at Wickford Marina. This too is a sheltered, well managed marina. It is a little further from the center of the village, but it is a pretty walk. Diesel is available at Brewers.

The local RI bus stops in the Wickford Village. In one direction, it goes all the way to T.F. Green Airport and to downtown Providence. In the other, it either goes over the bridges to Newport or goes down the coast to Narragansett.

In nice weather, you can anchor here, outside the breakwater. A series of little coves runs South from the breakwater. The Northernmost of these coves have lots of rocks, so it is worth going a little further. About half a mile South, you will find yourself somewhat sheltered between Fox Island and the Wickford shore. This is where we usually anchor. Do not go further South than Fox Island without “local knowledge” because a line of rocks stretches South from Fox Island. If you stay just outside the private moorings on the Wickford shoreline, you will be comfortable in most weather.


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