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Whenever I come home from Australia, I make it a point to visit, chat with the old guys, take in the views, and find out if the pheasants are back and how many snowy owls were seen. Family friends have volunteered here and the staff...More
We are fortunate to live only a couple miles from Sachuest so we visit frequently. Gorgeous place to take a walk and soak in nature. They have a nice interactive visitors center and clean bathrooms. We have taken our grandkids here and they can take...More
I've been walking the trails and stone beaches of Sachuest Point for years and every time I return to Aquidneck Island and make sure and carve out some time to go for a hike here. The trails are meticulously maintained and I am always in...More
Great site at the end of a peninsula. It provides 2 great loop walks along the coast. The visitor center is also worth a visit. Lots of information about the local ecology. Its next to 2nd beach, a good combo to visit together.
This is a fantastic, rustic place to run/walk. There are spectacular views and it is away from crowded areas of Newport. It is quiet--there are great places to sit by the ocean and walk along rocky areas. It is a little gem.
In some ways, the "best" spot is at Sachuset Point itself, which is between shoreline access points 2 and 4 on the refuge map that you can get at the headquarters or can download online (can't list the URL here due to TA... More
In some ways, the "best" spot is at Sachuset Point itself, which is between shoreline access points 2 and 4 on the refuge map that you can get at the headquarters or can download online (can't list the URL here due to TA rules). It's an especially dramatic spot at any time of day with 360 views. If you want to photograph local fishermen casting for stripers and other fish at the Point, late afternoon or early evening are good times to visit there. Non-stop, it's only about a 15-20 minute walk from the headquarters (but there are plenty of nice views along the way!).
This is also an active bird migration area. While birds are active at all times of day, near sunrise or sunset are probably "best" times to photograph them.
If you want other sunset views, you might continue on the main Ocean View loop trail towards Island Rocks -- it's nice to face the Sakonnet River late in the day with the setting sun behind you.
Finally, the Flint Point Trail is also nice, but less dramatic than the Ocean View Trail.