East Beach Rd., Charlestown, RI
There, I said it, the infamous "Buns of Steel" hike.
With all of Rhode Islands many miles of beautiful woodland
trails throughout the state, our shore remains the most
scenic and awe inspiring. The beaches along the southern
shore have the same compelling beauty and attraction that has drawn mankind to the sea on every
continent across the globe. The movement of the undulating ocean is as if the earth itself were
breathing while asleep, peaceful and serene, best left undisturbed. This stretch of sand along East
Beach is particularly beautiful with Block Island on the horizon, appearing as it did to the original
settlers of this land.
This is a 5.5 mile walk on the beach starting at the parking lot for East Beach, to the Charlestown Breach way and back. With direct extended exposure to the wind and sun, proper protection is highly recommended, including sun screen and your choice of footwear. No florescent orange , yay..... unless you really think it looks good on you.
Buns of steel refers to the effect that walking on the beach will have on your gluteus maximus, otherwise known as your ass. The last time I posted this hike I caught flack for the word "buns" so I wrote it up to sound a little classier. If you're still offended please stay home, thank you.
the parking lot is located on East Beach Rd. off Rt. 1 in Charlestown, at the Blue Shutters Beach continue 3/10ths of a mile to the left to the lot.
the Rhode Island Hiking Club's liability waiver applies to this and all hikes by the group, please read and understand it as a condition of your participation for this hike.