Rhode Island

Scenes from Narragansett, RI

A collection of images from photographer Alex Gagne highlighting Narragansett, Rhode Island — a beautiful beach town with Gilded Age grandeur.

By Heather Marcus

Jul 12 2017

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Centrally located Narragansett Town Beach draws thousands of visitors and residents during the summer months.

Photo Credit : Alex Gagne
In its ongoing “Could You Live Here?” series, Yankee highlights towns with a small population but plenty to offer in terms of quality of life. For the July/August 2017 issue, the focus was on Narragansett, RI, with photographs by Alex Gagne. Please enjoy this collection of some of our favorite images from that shoot, including the South County Museum, Crazy Burger, Narragansett Town Beach, and more. See the full feature, “Narragansett, Rhode Island | Could You Live Here?” in the July/August 2017 issue.

Narragansett, RI | Photographs

Exterior of the North Pavillion adjacent to the town beach offers changing rooms for town residents. Beach passes are available to the public for daily or seasonal use.
Exterior of the North Pavilion, adjacent to the town beach in Narragansett, RI. Beach passes are available to the public for daily or seasonal use.
Photo Credit : Alex Gagne
Centrally located Narragansett Town Beach draws thousands of visitors and residents during the summer months.
The centrally located town beach in Narragansett, RI, draws thousands of visitors and residents during the summer months.
Photo Credit : Alex Gagne
Crazy Burger has a burger menu to please both carnivores and vegetarians including their famous salmon burger praised by Food Network's Guy Fieri on an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
Crazy Burger in Narragansett, RI, has a menu to please both carnivores and vegetarians. It includes a salmon burger praised by Guy Fieri on an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.
Photo Credit : Alex Gagne
Black Point just north of Scarborough Beach offers fishing and surfing or short hikes along pathways that hug the coastline.
Just north of Scarborough Beach, Black Point is ideal for fishing and surfing or short hikes along pathways that hug the Narragansett, RI, coastline.
Photo Credit : Alex Gagne
The historic Towers built in the 1880s were once part of a thriving casino which was destroyed by fire in the early 1900s. Today the towers have been reinvented as an event venue offering ballroom dance lessons and live music every week.
The Towers, built in the 1880s, was part of a thriving casino until it was destroyed by fire in the early 1900s. Today the Towers has been reinvented as an event venue offering ballroom dance lessons and live music every week.
Photo Credit : Alex Gagne
Classic shingle style homes line a street near the town center.
Classic shingled and clapboard homes line a street near the Narragansett town center.
Photo Credit : Alex Gagne
South County Museum honors Rhode Island's rural and coastal heritage. See artisans at work in the blacksmith shop as well as the print shop.
Built as a tribute to Rhode Island’s rural and coastal heritage, South County Museum offers visitors the chance to see artisans at work in the blacksmith shop as well as the print shop.
Photo Credit : Alex Gagne
A vintage railway desk in the Metz Exhibit Hall at the South County Museum. The hall houses the museum's permanent collection including the Victorian Kitchen, the General Store and Native American exhibits.
A vintage railway desk in the Metz Exhibit Hall at the South County Museum.
Photo Credit : Alex Gagne
Surf Instructor Abby Ellis takes in the late day summer sunset from a section of the mile long sea wall along Ocean Drive.
Surfing instructor Abby Ellis takes in the late-day summer sunset from a section of the sea wall along Ocean Drive.
Photo Credit : Alex Gagne
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