In the heat of the day, the beach has one very specific purpose: to provide for as much sun and sand worship as humanly possible. But there are other, unexpected ways to enjoy the beach.
Early in the morning, commune with nature during beach yoga. Lotus Fire Yoga in North Kingstown offers seasonal beach yoga, as well as Natural Fitness, which holds a class right on the sand of Narragansett Town Beach. There are sporadic dates in the beginning of June, and then daily classes running June 23-September 3.
At night, certain local beaches offer movie screenings. Tuesday nights in Westerly see family movie nights, where kid-friendly flicks are shown on the sand of Misquamicut Beach. Every Wednesday in August, there are also movie screenings on Narragansett Town Beach. Bring your chair and your own popcorn.