Goosewing Beach Preserve, Westport Point

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Heaven - This is one of Rhode Island's most scenic spots and a favorite among visitors. Purchased in 1989 by The Nature Conservancy and partners, the 75 acre Goosewing Beach Preserve is an historic landmark. Conservancy staff have been actively managing breeding populations of globally-rare Piping Plover and state-threatened Least Tern for the last two decades. With the help of an extremely generous donor, The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island opened the doors of a newly constructed environmental education center in June of 2010. The Benjamin Family Environmental Center is ideally situated to offer visitors a view of the many types of habitats that make up this coastal pond/barrier beach ecosystem and offers seasonal nature walks and special events.
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  • We were visiting Newport and were looking for a nice beach day. The Newport crowds are not really our scene, though, so we did our research and came up with Goosewing. It was a bit of a trek from...  more »
  • Worked at Goosewing with my 2 brothers and my Mom from 87-89 right up until they sold it to the Conservancy. Mrs. Marvel was the sweetest lady and it was the time of my life. I was the beach manager.....  more »
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