Where Can You Find the Best Kayaking in Narragansett, RI?

If you’re searching for the best things to do in Narraganset, many of the options you’ll find have to do with being near the water. You might enjoy spending your afternoon on the beach, sunbathing, or getting a boat rental or Rhode Island fishing charter to take out onto the water.

One of the best ways to experience the waves while also getting some exercise and fresh air is by kayaking! Luckily, it’s easy to find great Narraganset kayaking spots near our most popular beachfront Rhode Island vacation rentals

Can You Kayak in Rhode Island?

A couple sightseeing out on the water by kayak in Narragansett

When you’re thinking about taking a vacation to Rhode Island, kayaking probably isn’t the first thing on your mind. In fact, you might be questioning whether you can actually kayak in Rhode Island at all! Thankfully, the answer is a resounding yes! Narragansett and the surrounding towns have plenty of spots for you to kayak, and there are convenient kayak rental services in the area that prevent you from having to lug your equipment from home. If you are bringing your entire kayaking group with you, check out some of the best Narragansett beach rentals for large groups!

Where Can You Kayak Near Narragansett?

There are quite a few great places to kayak near Narragansett, whether you’re new to the sport or you’ve been out on the water a time or two. First, you can head just 20 minutes away to Charlestown to experience Ninigret Pond within the Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge. This area is a large coastal lagoon, great for those who have never been saltwater kayaking before. The waters are pretty calm and allow you to spot beautiful fish like flounder and striped bass as you paddle throughout the stunning waters. 

A couple kayaking into the beautiful sunset in Narragansett

If you are willing to take a bit of a longer journey, make the 40-minute trek into Providence to experience the beauty of the Woonasquatucket River. This area is charming, to say the least, and is the location of many of the most popular events in the area, so you can always find something interesting going on as you paddle throughout the town. 

Our last suggestion, though certainly not the last place where you can kayak nearby, is 30 minutes away in Westerly: Napatree Point. This area offers a stunning unspoiled beach with tons of nature and history to explore. Watch. The wildlife or head to the tip of the point to see an abandoned fort! 

Where to Rent Kayaks

One of the best places to rent your kayaks near Narragansett is from Narrow River Kayaks. This establishment offers daily or multi-day rental to suit the needs of any vacationer. You can choose from solo, tandem, or youth kayaks to ensure that everyone in your group is taken care of, and with prices starting at just $25, it’s hard to find a more affordable rental!

You might also consider renting from Eastern Mountain Sports Kayak. They have several locations throughout New England, so it shouldn’t be hard to get your hands on a convenient kayak rental. You’ll find kayaks for kids and adults alike as well as all the safety gear you might need. 

A group kayaking at sunset in Narragansett

Finally, you could choose to rent from East Coast Paddle Sports in Wakefield. Their kayaks and tandem kayaks are suitable for all ages and abilities and are available at hourly rates, perfect if you just want to rent a kayak for the afternoon! You’ll be provided with a paddle, flotation device, and safety whistle, and you’ll have bungee straps to keep your values safe. Rentals start at just $10 an hour or $37.50 for the day!

Book Your Stay

The kayaking around Narragansett is outstanding! There is always something cool to see, and it can be fun for the whole family. Some of our Rhode Island Vacation Rentals are right on the water, and most of them are just minutes away from great places to Kayak. Start planning your vacation today!

Waterfront Narragansett Rentals

To ensure you can spend as much time kayaking as you please, think about staying in one of our convenient summer waterfront vacation rentals in Rhode Island! Contact us today to learn more!

Durkin Cottage Realty

815 Pt. Judith Rd.
Narragansett, RI 02882

Phone: 401-789-6659
Fax: 401-789-6705

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