Rhode Island is officially nicknamed the Ocean State, so it’s not surprising that this little area boasts an impressive collection of lighthouses. There are over twenty of these beacons, some active and others not, dotted along Rhode Island’s coast. In appearance they range from the classic image of a New England lighthouse to more whimsical, like small houses perched on the rocks.
Some can be reached by land (like the Point Judith Light pictured here), and others can be spotted while driving over the state’s many distinctive bridges. But others are best seen by boat. Rhode Island Bay