Aug 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM by
You’re sure to be in a social media twirl in Narragansett, since there are so many sights and sounds to take in. If you’re into recording, hit play once you’re on the Block Island Ferry, which you can pick up at Point Judith. Hoooooooooonnnnk, honk, honk. Remember sound carries on water, which means that it’s loud. The traditional ferry runs year round and takes about an hour; reserve in advance if you want to bring your car. There’s also a high-speed ferry during the busy summer season, which takes about a half hour. It’s fun to take pics of the ferry and all the boat traffic from the shore, too!
At the entrance to the harbor in Galilee, you can watch the fishing boats come in brimming with their daily catch. Not surprisingly, this event draws lots of birds that also can be the focus of many interesting shots, especially action shots.
Looking for an up close and personal fish pic? (Hey, some people like to capture kittens, other people might like fish.) You can find some good ones at Champlin’s Seafood right on the harbor in Galilee. Take your pick–raw or cooked–there’s enough subject matter here to fill a ship’s galley many times over. Bring your appetite, too.
Built in 1856, the octagon-shaped, brown-and-white Point Judith Light stands solidly as one of the iconic images of Gansett. Located on the west side of Narragansett Bay, this lighthouse became automated in 1954 and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places for decades.
Before or after your visit to Point Judith, stop into Iggy’s Doughboys & Chowder House. Here you can enjoy more instagram-able views overlooking Narragansett Bay as you savor some of the best clam cakes and CHOW-DA in town. Take your pictures quickly before your food cools off. Do the same at Aunt Carrie’s, an almost century-old restaurant that also serves up great seafood as well as many picture-worthy moments.
Narragansett Pier Marketplace stands out as one of the more scenic shopping and dining areas in America. It’s no surprise because this delightful spot offers a great combination of ocean views and unique stores and restaurants.
Nearby you’ll want to take a selfie in front of The Towers. Beautifully restored, this historic medieval-looking structure is all that remains of the Narragansett Pier Casino, an iconic hub of social activity during Rhode Island’s “Gay Nineties.” Built in the 1880s, this landmark has also been graced with the National Register of Historic Places distinction.
It’s a popular venue for weddings, parties and other tony events, however, you can just pull up here and start clicking–or rather touch screening–away. For a truly original shot, take one from a distance at Narragansett Town Beach; this perspective allows you to add a bit more drama and sense of place to the image. In Narragansett, you’ll be happy there’s no worry about running out of film. Unless you’re going old school.