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Heather, East Providence
My friends and I visited Misquamicut Beach yesterday. After three hours of traffic getting there we spent a couple of hours on the beach and then decided to get something to eat. We went to Paddy's. At first impression, it seemed like a friendly environment, but once we sat down our experience was far from enjoyable. Our server came over and introduced himself and a new girl he was training at the time. He proceeded to take our orders, and seemed as though he were in a rush to either get out of there or get us out of there. Understandable, it was probably a stressful day for him, seeing as though the beach was packed full of people, but his attitude toward us was impolite. I ordered a pasta entree, and asked if it came with a breadstick. He said no, and automatically assumed I wanted an order of breadsticks as well. Seeing as though he was in such a rush and didn't seem to be listening, I just said that's fine. One of my friends wasn't yet ready to order, and questioned an item on the menu. He got irritated with her and said, "Is everyone else ready then?" My friends and I have no complaints about the food. It was tasty and served to us quickly. Once my pasta entree came out, not only did I receive a side of breadsticks, but I also got one on my plate after he told me my meal didn't come with one. When it was time for us to pay our bill, he brought out one bill for all of us. Two of my friends had cash, and my other friend and I wanted to pay with our debit cards, because that was all we had to pay with at the time. We asked the waiter to split the bill for us three ways, with my breadsticks and pasta on my card, my friend's clamcakes with her card, and the rest of the food was paid in cash. He got aggrivated with us, and said, "For future reference, there's an ATM out front. The managers get annoyed when people split their bills like this." There may be an ATM, but splitting the bill is much more convenient because using the ATM adds at least a $5 fee to use it and a fee from the bank. He came across as very rude by telling us we were inconveniencing them, when we were the ones paying them. After he split the bill for us, he came out and told us that the money we gave him was short. The only reason it was short was because he didn't put my bread sticks on my card, but added them to the cash portion of the bill instead. We were not impressed with the service we received at Paddy's to say the least.
Misquamicut Beach is around ¾ of a mile long. There are a few bars, restaurants and places to keep you and your family entertained during the day.
Atlantic Beach Park
The Atlantic Beach Park is open between May and October with rides operating between 1pm and 10pm. Between Labor Day and Columbus Day weekend, the park will only open at weekends depending on the weather, so keep that in mind. Ride the bumper cars and grab an ice cream from Dusty's for the real beach experience.
Race down the speed slide against your friend and take the corners and bumps of the giant water slides and splash down at the bottom. There is even a little dipper that children under 43 inches can ride with a parent or guardian.
If you really want to get away from everything, head over to Napatree Point - 16 minutes from Misquamicut Beach by car. You'll find a wildlife reserve and fine beaches with no trash cans, no bathrooms and no loud radios or music systems. Make sure you have some money for the parking lot, as it will cost you around $25.
Paddy's Beach Bar
The venue itself is the place to go for a slightly more upbeat atmosphere and some late night partying. It is open late and does some killer cocktails in fun cups, and you can eat there too. It's unlikely that you would go anywhere else and ask for a banana butt in a jackass cup. Cocktails generally include the price of the cup, but you can get refills for less.
The Andrea Beach Bar
The Andrea has stunning views out over the Atlantic and is the perfect place to have an evening meal and catch the sunset. They serve a wide range of seafood from lobster mac & cheese to fish tacos, and have live music on selected days and nightly specials.
Generous portions and a wide choice are on offer at this Italian restaurant, a short drive or 40 minute walk from the beach. You can order a beer or cocktail in their sky bar, which has some great views. Live music is provided by their swing band on the first and third Thursdays of the month, so it's definitely worth a visit on one of those nights.
As with any place on the beach, Misquamicut and Westerly are very quiet in the colder months between October and March so there won't be much happening or much open during these months.
Misquamicut Beach is located in Westerly, Rhode Island, not far from interstate I-95. If you plan on driving in, follow the signs for Westerly and then once in Westerly, follow the signs for Misquamicut State Beach.
If you are planning on taking public transportation to get there, Amtrak is your best bet as you can take trains direct from Boston, Providence, New York, Philadelphia and D.C.
Driving is probably your best bet, however - the venue isn't well served by public transportation.
As Misquamicut Beach is a public area, you are allowed to take your own food and drink with you. There may be licensed food vendors at special events now and again but these will vary. General advice is to take your own food, or eat at one of the nearby restaurants (as grilling and fires are not permitted on the beach).
No, there is no WiFi at the beach. Those Facebook updates might just have to wait until after the event.
Yes, there are several places to park depending on where exactly on the beach you will be. There is a state-owned parking lot, but keep in mind that on busy summer days, the beach and parking lots get very full, very fast - so arrive early. If you stay at one of the hotels near Misquamicut Beach, their parking is generally free.
Parking at the state-owned lot prices depend firstly on the time of day and secondly on whether you are a Rhode Island resident, but generally range from $10 to about $30. There are also several privately owned car parks, at which prices can fluctuate daily depending on the weather, so general advice is to shop around.
There is no alcohol or smoking allowed on the state beach and trash needs to be carried back with you. Animals are not permitted on the beach either.