Getting There -- To get to South County from Providence or Boston, take I-95 south, leaving it at exit 9 to pick up Route 4, also a limited-access highway. This merges with Route 1, arriving in Narragansett in about 20 miles. Turn east on Route 1A for a few miles to reach Narragansett Pier. From Newport, cross the Newport and Jamestown bridges on Route 138 to Route 1A south, and follow it to Narragansett, the center of South County's beach country. It is 14 miles west of Newport.
Visitor Information -- The attendants at the tourist information office (tel. 401/783-7121; www.narragansettri.com), in the landmark Towers on Route 1A in Narragansett, can help visitors find lodging. Contact the South County Tourism Council, 4808 Tower Hill Rd., Wakefield, RI 02879 (tel. 800/548-4662 or 401/789-4422; www.southcountyri.com), to request the useful brochure South County Style.