Welcome to South Shore Village, South County’s newest 55-plus active adult community. With a wealth of luxurious amenities at your fingertips, you may not want to leave the Village. But suppose you do? Here is our plan for a spectacular day in sunny South Kingstown, Rhode Island—in any season!
One of our favorite nearby breakfast spots is Jim’s Dock, in Jerusalem, where you can order homemade muffins, classic egg dishes, and hot coffee right on the dock in summer time. For a fall or winter day in Wakefield, check out Phil’s on Main for delicious breakfast fare, and if you’re headed to Narragansett, Crazy Burger is the locals’ spot for organic treats, smoothies, and unique egg dishes—and burgers—galore.
Take a Hike
In the mood for a strenuous hike, or just a laid-back trek? Trustom Pond, about five miles away from South Shore Village via Moonstone Beach Road, includes 787 acres of various wildlife habitats including fields, shrub-lands, woodlands, fresh and saltwater ponds, and sandy beaches and dunes. Hike to your heart’s content, sometimes without seeing another soul on the trails.
A Summer Cool-Off, or a Winter Walk
Another of our favorite stretches of sand that is close by South Shore Village, East Matunuck State Beach has 102 acres of sandy saltwater beach, and a beautiful walk out on the jetty provides gorgeous views of fishing boats and the nearby shores of Block Island, in any season.
Reach the Beach
Continue to work up an appetite by heading over to Narragansett State Beach, where you can take a swim in the summer months, or just sit on the boardwalk in the sunshine and watch the surfers ride the curls. If you’re already feeling peckish, why not indulge in chowder and clam cakes at the Coast Guard House?
Take the short trip from your home in South Shore Village, to Matunuck Oyster Bar, and begin your meal with the Oyster Sampler, made up of the freshest oysters from our local waters. Perry Raso utilizes his oyster farm, vegetable farm, and expert chef Jeff Cruff to create some of the best dishes in Rhode Island, which helped his restaurant become recognized as one of the top seafood restaurants in the country in 2016! At the very least, stay to take in the view, have a drink, and order a ‘sampler,’ a combination of the freshest local oysters that day.
Paddle or Surf
Newly re-opened Matunuck Surf Shop is the top place to rent or buy a Stand-Up Paddle Board, and the locals there will give you all the insight regarding when and where to get into the water, and, get you outfitted in a winter wetsuit if the temperatures are cold. Paddling not your thing? Let your partner go for a ride, and enjoy a drink or some Irish fare at The Pub, just opposite the surf shop.
Paint the (Old) Town
Wander into Old Wakefield, where there are a plethora of eclectic local stores, such as The Purple Cow. Voted the Best gift store in South County by the RI Monthly Magazine reader poll eight times, the Purple Cow features local artists, renowned jewelry, great scarves, funny coasters, and greeting cards.
Keep strolling right into Old Wakefield to find a bite to eat – we suggest The Mews Tavern, on for its wide range of draft beers and tasty pub-food, as well as zesty grilled pizzas.
Cream of the Crop
Finish the day with a famous homemade ice cream from either Brickley’s, in Wakefield; also famous for its waffle cones, or the Vanilla Bean, in Matunuck, which is right on the water.
Time to head back to your luxurious home and relax, with new memories made. Who knows – maybe you can do it all again tomorrow!