Beavertail State Park

Beavertail State Park
Rhode Island
USA East


Site Review by
 Jason NYC
Date: 07/08/2005


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Jason NYC Entry:    1.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    3.00
City:   Los Angeles Reef:    3.00
State:   CA Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   12 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   325 Solitude   3.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.07
This is one of the prettiest shore dives in Rhode Island from above and below the water. Plant and animal life are abundant. The entry can be found in Beavertail State park at parking lot #2. Park in the middle. Another entry point is also located at another parking lot. The entry isn't an easy one. While not impossible, if you don't feel comfy trekking down steep rocks and sliding on your rear in full gear then don't do it. Not to mention, this site can only be attempted when all is calm. Once down the "cliff" the beach entry is very easy. This park is located at the end of a point and isn't protected very well from wind. Best diving is straight out through the rocks 50 yards into about 20-30 fsw. Viz varies from 0-30 feet depending on winds. If you go and decide not to do it, all is not lost. Enjoy the park, lighthouse, bathroom facilities (porta-johns) and the scenic view from the top of the rocks over looking a lovely beach that surrounds the point on three sides. A perfect picnic location!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2005
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    3.00
Surf:    4.00

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