On the Water

With over 800 moorings, miles of accessible coastline, and multiple boat ramps, Bristol is one of Rhode Island's most prominent boating communities. Kayaking and windsurfing are common activities in Bristol's sheltered harbor. The beautiful and scenic coastal 14.5 mile East Bay Bike Path begins in Bristol and is a favorite for area bikers, walkers, and rollerbladers. Enjoy one of the 13 local parks or Colt State Park with a western border that is an open panorama onto Narragansett Bay.