Surf casting, East Beach

Contrary to popular belief, East Beach isn’t just a summer haven for folks wealthy enough to afford a second home. People of all economic stripes come for the pristine surf casting conditions here on the coast of western Charlestown, where a wide swath of sand dunes is all that separate the salt pond from the steep and deep drop-off into the Block Island Sound.

east beach dune To the west, a father and son cast at sunset.

east beach dad fishing1east beach dad2To the east, there is a much larger contingent of fishermen surf casting into the Block Island Sound.

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Of course, East Beach is best known for long empty stretches of sand.

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Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

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