Goosewing Beach Preserve, Little Compton

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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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  • Goosewing Beach is adjacent to the public South Shore Beach in Little Compton. The Nature Conservancy purchased the property that preserves pristine coastal pond, beach and shore environments. Quiet, ...  more »
  • Part of the fun of going to Goosewing, paying a toll to the farmer and his wife, is gone, but it is still a lovely beach. No coolers, no bikinis and no lifeguards if you walk far enough from the parki...  more »

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