MIOKABEECHEE is a classic Oakland Beach cottage, recalling the early 20th-century heyday of this former beach colony. The neighborhood has changed a lot -- today it is mostly year-round residents -- but Oakland Beach remains a beachfront peninsula with a few great restaurants, a swimming beach, and a boat ramp. Enjoy waterfront walks, tasty clamcakes and chowder, and proximity to TF Green Airport and local wedding venues. Sorry, NO PETS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES and NO SMOKING INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.
Warwick's coast was once the place where the Providence working class went to relax by the shore. In the 1950s and 1960s, the city was developed into suburbs, but the charm of Warwick's former shore communities is retained. Oakland Beach was the quintessential summer colony in the early 1900s -- it had beach pavilions, a grand hotel, a rollercoaster, a carousel, and a midway. In the late 20th-century, after two hurricanes, a number of fires, and a movement toward Rhode Island's south-coast beaches, Oakland Beach lost its tune. More recently, with the expansion of Iggy's Doughboys and Boardwalk, work on a new carousel, and much cleaner waters in Narragansett Bay, Oakland Beach is a great place to spend some time by the water.