Village Reflections, West Main St., Wickford, R.I.
Wilson's of Wickford, Brown St., Wickford, R.I.
Beauty and the Bath, West Main St., Wickford, R.I.
Different Drummer, West Main St., Wickford, R.I.

Colors of Wickford: Spring into Summer

Daffodils are peeking out with the promise of gorgeous June days and cooling harbor breezes. Bright pinks, vibrant coral and powder blue are the colors of this summer's sundresses, loungewear, even swimwear and handbags. These colors delight and excite us as we urge ourselves forward to the days of summer. New spring fashions appear in the charming colonial shopping district of Wickford. Book lovers can visit The Book Garden for new and used books, including children's books. The Grateful Heart provides a diverse collection of spiritually inspiring books, magazines and newspapers in a cozy atmosphere. Your pet is not forgotten at Shaggy Chic Pet Boutique offering pet food, treats and accessories. You can have a casual lunch at the Wickford Diner or the Beach Rose Cafe. Walk down to the end of Main Street, take a self-guided historic house walking tour or just look at the harbor from downtown Wickford.  (More)

Wickford Harbor, Brown St., Wickford, R.I.

Send the more adventurous friends and family members on a kayak trip with the help of the Kayak Centre of Wickford also right downtown -- they can paddle in Wickford Cove while you poke into all the great shops this little downtown has to offer.


Visit Beauty and the Bath for fragrant, beautiful bath and body products. Green Ink, Village Reflections and Midnight Sun are women's fashion boutiques. Kids' clothing and footwear at Teddy Bearskins is high quality, rugged and long lasting, plus they have a special occasion collection of dresses and suits. Wilson's of Wickford gives you a classic look with nautical inspiration. Home decor shops, Yes! Gallery, Kitchen & Table of Wickford, The Wickford Collection and Eclectic Bungalow, inspire you to begin your home and garden decorating projects. Knitters and beaders can see what's new in the Mermaid's Purl Yarn and Bead Shop. Find jewelry at Green River Silver Co., JW Graham and Gold Lady Jewelers. A new gift shop, Madge and Moby Gifts of Whimsy displays artists' creations, plus jewelry, accessories and home decor, many items with a mermaid theme. Other gift shops include Different Drummer, The World Store, Village Faire, Blue Hydrangea, Lulabells and Mystic Scrimshanders (inside Wilson's of Wickford.)


Have lunch or a cocktail outdoors at Tavern by the Sea in the heart of downtown and enjoy views of Wickford Harbor. Visit Gardner's Wharf Seafood down at the end of Main Street for the fish market if you are cooking in. Seasonally they will offer clam cakes, chowder, lobster and a raw bar but call ahead to check (starts weekends, May 17th, 2014). You'll enjoy the walk down this lovely road with excellent colonial architecture and beautiful Wickford Cove views.


Fresh sea air and great little shopping in a walkable pretty small town -- that's a pleasant day in Wickford, R.I. any time of year.


For more information and links about shops, restaurants, accommodations and attractions in Wickford, visit Scenic Shopping™ Wickford.

 -M.A. Barrett (Spring, 2009, updated Spring 2014)



Wickford Harbor at end of Main St. and view of Brewer Wickford Cove Marina, Wickford, R.I.
Shaggy Chic Pet Boutique, corner of Main and Brown Streets, Wickford, R.I.
Wilson's of Wickford, Brown St., Wickford, R.I.
Wickford Harbor, Wickford, R.I.
Beauty and the Bath, West Main St., Wickford, R.I.