Tappens Beach lies at the end of a rocky cove on the eastern stretches of Rhode Island in Little Compton. Between the natural rock formations, visitors to this quiet Atlantic offering will find a modest area of sand not much over 100 yards long and only loosely speckled with stones and seashells.
A little overlooked by nearby homes on the rocks, Tappens Beach nonetheless makes for a worthy detour for nature lovers. Not only is the scene close to idyllic, but the sunsets can be glorious, and this area of coast also attracts its fair share of seabirds and waders.
The downside to any visit to Tappens Beach is the lack of facilities. Visitors intent on spending several hours here should therefore be prepared by taking everything they think they might need with them.
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