Rocky beaches are not something we are not generally fond of here in the Northeast. Until you have seen these.
Purgaratory is named for a deep glacial chasm in the face of a towering oceanside cliff. Anyone who ventures too close to it’s appeal will slip down through the slick side walls and drown in the chasm. It has happened.
This area of the Rhode Island coast is a study in dramatic contrasts. On the one hand, you have the sheer, steep conglomorate quartz rock walls that receive the full brunt of the North Atlantic’s might and, just a short distance away, is one of the most private and delightful New England beaches you could ever find.
Brave and hardy surfers challenge both these environments as soon as the sun comes up every morning.