Stillhouse Cove Park webpage
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About Stillhouse Cove Park
The shoreline at Stillhouse Cove is a public park that is basically a grassy strip at the southern end of Narragansett Boulevard, overlooking Rhode Island Yacht Club. Parking is a bit tricky. There’s no parking along Narragansett Boulevard but it should be possible to park along Ocean Avenue (but check carefully for no parking signs). If you can’t find parking there parking is available back up closer to Broad Street but that likely means unloading your boat and gear and then moving your car.
There is a boat ramp off Narragansett Boulevard but it is only usable for trailered boats at very high tides due to the poor condition of the ramp. There is also no space between the head of the ramp and Narragansett Boulevard, meaning that you need to be proficient with backing up your trailer to avoid blocking the road for long periods of time.
This site works fine at all tides as an access site for hand carried boats. At low tide you can also follow Ocean Avenue to the end and go down the public stairs there and launch from the beach. However, this beach disappears at high tide. This site provides access to the lower Providence River, which can get rough. Stay clear of commercial traffic following the channel to and from the Port of Providence.
From Stillhouse Cove Park webpage