Jamestown is a scenic island that sits in the middle of Narragansett Bay connected by bridges to Narragansett and Newport. It is approximately 9 miles long by 1 mile wide and has numerous ocean access points, as well as two waterfront state parks.
Attractive as both a year round and summer retreat, Jamestown has a mix of houses and condominiums to accommodate any lifestyle. Though it’s easily presumed to be isolated, Jamestown is actually well structured and equipped with a market, food stores, and all that is needed for in-town errand running. The center of Jamestown echoes a traditional colonial village with a variety of shops and restaurants. The town has an elementary and middle school, while high school children attend North Kingstown High School.
With treelined neighborhoods and water views, Jamestown is an ideal place to live for anyone who enjoys a quiet town with friendly neighbors. Downtown Jamestown has shops and restaurants for residents and visitors to enjoy—including many seafood options.
Jamestown has two state parks: Fort Wetherill and Beavertail. Fort Wetherill State Park is a popular location to view the Tall Ships America events and America’s Cup races. The park also offers scuba diving, fishing, hiking and boating as well as areas for picnics.
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park is located in the southernmost part of Conanicut Island—named for its shape on the map. The park has hosted lighthouses since 1705 and the current lighthouse has a proud heritage as the third oldest lighthouse in North America and has been standing since 1856. The park features a lighthouse museum and areas for hiking, walking and biking.
Residents and visitors can also take a ride on the Jamestown/Newport Ferry which sails through Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. The ferry allows passengers to get on and off as they please, and visit destinations for historical tours, shopping, sightseeing, restaurants and museums.
Jamestown’s convenient location also allows for easy travel to nearby cities, including Providence (35 minutes), Boston (1.5 hours), and New York (3 hours).
Jamestown contains many beautiful neighborhoods including: Beavertail, the Village, West Ferry, Shoreby Hill, the Dumplings, South and North End.