Rocky Beach, Warwick, RI, USA

by Laura
(Cranston, RI, USA)

Rocky Point Sea Glass

Rocky Point Sea Glass

~ Original sea glass beach report submitted by Laura in 2012- Cranston, RI, USA

November 25, 2016 update

Photo from Rocky Point Amusement Park

Photo added by Sheri, North Haven CT

Rocky Point Amusement Park Bottle neck sea glass


Upated November 16, 2013

Laura writes, "Hi, could you add these 3 pictures to my profile @ Rocky Point Beach?  

"I went to Narragansett town beach...a 2 mile walk R/T...and found some brown, some sea foam, a piece of ceramic, but Rocky Point.....way outranks Narragansett Town Beach. Big time.

"The moon tide has great results.

"Thank you David & Lin for this awesome website!"



Our response:

Sure, Laura. We've added your photos at the top of the page.

Thank you for your nice comments!

David and Lin

October 2012 - Rocky Beach in Warwick, RI has been re-opened as of 2012.

This area was closed since Rocky Point Park closed in 2006? Rocky Point Park was an amusement park that was right on Narragansett Bay. 

My husband & I went to Scarborough Beach & found some pieces, (mostly white, green, olive& brown).

I suggested we go to Rocky Point Park to walk around, etc.

Instead, we found so much glass, even a cornflower & a lot of amethyst, sea foam & the usual green, brown & white. Which is fine for me.

Remember...Rocky Beach was closed to the public for many years...I hit the mother lode there! Going back tomorrow  :)

~ Sea glass beach report submitted by Laura - Cranston, RI, USA

Map of Rocky Point Park beach area:

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More info on Rock Point Amusement Park from Wikipedia:

Rocky Point Park was an
idea first thought of by Captain William Winslow in the 1840s. By 1847, he had purchased a portion of the land and began to offer amusements and serve dinner.

From the 1950s through the mid 1990s, Rocky Point Park was one of the most popular attractions in Rhode Island.

It featured rides such as the Skyliner, Corkscrew Loop Roller Coaster, Log Flume, and the Freefall (similar to the identically named ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain), which fell 13 stories at 55 mph (89 km/h).

It also featured the Shore Dinner Hall, famous for its clamcakes, steamers, lobsters, and New England Clam Chowder, which seated over 4,000 patrons at a time.

In the early 1990s, Rocky Point's financial situation became shaky.

The privately held company that owned the park began to lose money as it attempted to keep the park up to date.

Rocky Point closed in 1995, then reopened briefly in 1996 as a farewell to patrons.

Rides such as the Flume and Corkscrew were sold in an auction and are now in use at other amusement parks.

On June 25, 2011 Rocky Point was once again opened to the public and features a new asphalt mile long walking path along the shore of Narragansett Bay although much of the area of the original amusement park itself is still fenced off and closed to the public, including the Shore Dinner Hall.

Read more about this fascinating historical spot in this book...

Rocky Point for sea glass

Then head there to find your share of its history.

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Comments for Rocky Beach, Warwick, RI, USA

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Apr 12, 2017
Never has been good...
by: Melanie

In 8 years, I have never seen any tumbled and frosted sea glass from Rocky Beach. It has only produced poor quality craft B grade barely can be called sea glass. Go somewhere else.

Apr 11, 2017
Rocky Point Beach April 2017
by: Anonymous

I first started to hunt this beach in 2011, and there was always loads of glass browns, whites, green, aqua and lavender, plus the occasional rare piece. Now i'm lucky in i get a handful on a super low tide with no one else around. If there is anyone on the beach or it is a weekend i don't even bother going any more.

Sep 27, 2015
Scarborough Beach, Rhode Island
by: Nancy Hayes

Good waves...populated and a good stretch of shoreline to walk.

Sep 08, 2015
by: Anonymous

Hi all,

Hope everyone had a safe, healthy & happy summer, time to visit Moonstone Beach...Sept 15th-March 31-2016

Polished glass.

Bring your "wellies"

Laura from RI

Jan 05, 2015
Rocky Point 2014
by: Anonymous


Happy New Year & Well done on your findings : )

Remember to check for low tides in Narragansett Bay & esp. after a 'nor easter this "balmy" winter.

Keep on You !!!


Dec 29, 2014
Hit the mother lode
by: Patty

December 28, 2014: Definitely a great place for seaglass...mostly green, brown and clear but did find a beautiful blue, a heart shaped white and some interesting shades of green and pink and light blue.

I can understand why beaches on Narragansett Bay are loaded with glass considering our history.

Reminded me of some of the places I've found glass in Europe.

Jul 09, 2014
Back to Rocky Point Beach, Warwick, RI
by: Laura from RI

We're going back to Rocky Point Beach tomorrow in Warwick, RI...

Hoping to find some gems : )

We ALWAYS find glass...everytime!!

Highly recommended : )


Apr 15, 2014
Rocky point beach
by: Ryan

I always go to this beach to look for sea glass, and always come back with lavender, sea foam, white, the usual.

But I went here yesterday and found a peach piece, gray piece, and wait for it....a completely frosted, whole dark green bottlestopper buried in the best find ever.

Best beach in ri for sea glass.

Apr 11, 2013
Rocky Beach seaglass-lots of it : )
by: Laura from RI


With the upcoming change of weather patterns & temps & esp low tides, I need to show awareness to fellow artists who happen to appreciate not only the walking aspect, the seals (harbor), the view & the sea breeze.

The sea glass.

Pure enjoyment to find them, get some exercise & some Vitamin D.

D as in determined I will come back home with a piece of Rocky Beach.

And the wherewithal to return over & over again.

I share because I care for our fellow sea glass members who ARE NOT AFRAID to disclose where they found their pieces.


Nov 01, 2012
Rocky Beach, Warwick, RI, USA
by: Laura


Happy Halloween !

We went to RB yesterday after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy.

We found lots of amethyst, sea foam & white.

The usual brown was there, but we did find 3 pieces of cornflower blue. I will post pictures.

Remember to go to next low tide which is next month !

Oct 18, 2012
Rocky Point
by: Kim

That is awesome!

I am orig. from Massachusetts and remember going to Rocky Point as a kid.

Sounds like you hit the jackpot!

When we make it back to MA to live (someday), I will have to remember to check that beach out :)

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