Kayak Launch Location


South Ferry beach: URI Bay Oceanography Bay Campus.: (CRMC designation public access) Directions from Rt 1 (north or south); from Tower hill go down Bridge Town Rd, (east), across the river and up to the light at Rt 1A. Cross the road onto South Ferry Rd. (There is a Rite Aid Pharmacy on the corner.) You can also reach this corner by coming south on Rt 1A from Jamestown Bridge (Rt 138) area, or north from Narragansett on Rt 1A. Watch for signs for the URI Bay Campus and NOAA. Launch from the beach at the very end of South Ferry Rd. Parking can be tight, so you may want to drop your boat and gear off at the beach and then park your vehicle in the Campus lot just above it. There are is a porta-potty in the upper parking lot for beach people, during Summer season. [This beach is one of the best and most popular launches for the West Passage.]

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