Beavertail State Park

Beavertail State Park, located in Jamestown, Rhode Island, is known for offering some of the most beautiful vistas along the New England coastline. The Park attracts people from all over the country, to enjoy its pristine environment. Beavertail’s most popular activity is sightseeing, and can be done from the comfort of a vehicle, in one of the four overlooks or on foot, from the rocky coastline. Beavertail also provides some of the best saltwater fishing in the area, along with offering hiking trails, and a naturalist program that attracts hundreds of people each year.

Programs at Beavertail:

Beavertail Environmental Interpretive Program

Beavertail State Park is a premiere site for marine education. Tide pools are accessible for ecology or marine biology field studies. Beavertail fault and associated geologic features teach a story of ancient Rhode Island History. The location and bathymetry of Beavertail Point provide many educational opportunities for science educators, and allow classes to pursue ocean studies with geological, physical, chemical or biological perspective.

Marine Biology Tidal Excursion

An introduction to the tidal life and ecology. Walk to a nearby tidal pool during low tide to discover the plant and animal life found there.

Aquarium Activities

Aquarium scavenger hunt or special programs relating to crabs, fish, whales or intertidal zones.


What rocks tell us - Explore the geological history of Beavertail. Walk the fault line and learn how to read the story written there. The Beavertail Aquarium schedules group activities.

Facilities and Programs are available to groups 7 days a week. No fees are assessed for the use of facilities at Beavertail State Park.

For Information or Group scheduling [401] 884-2010 or [401] 884-2023 at Goddard Memorial State Park.

Location Information:

Beavertail Road
Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835

Mailing Address:

Goddard Memorial State Park
Ives Road
Warwick, Rhode Island 02818

Contact Information:

Roger Monfette
Regional Manager

(401) 884-2010

Activities offered at this location:

Other Information:

View a history of Beavertail State Park

Information on the Beavertail Lighthouse and Light House Museum:

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