Barrington is a scenic waterfront town located in Bristol County, approximately seven miles southeast of Providence. Barrington is located on the eastern side of Narragansett Bay, consisting of two peninsulas divided by the Barrington and Warren rivers.
Barrington Public Schools consists of four elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. Barrington High School, Barrington Middle School, and Nayatt Elementary are National Blue Ribbon Schools, and the high school was recently ranked 189th in the nation. Niche consistently ranks Barrington Public Schools as the #1 best school district in the state.
Barrington is a quintessential waterfront town that blends outdoor beauty with cultural pleasures.
- The Barrington Town Beach offers four acres of beachfront overlooking Narragansett Bay.
- The Rhode Island Country Club is a picturesque private club offering magnificent views of the Bay and its islands, consistently ranked as a top classic golf course. The 18-hole golf course is a 1911 Donald Ross design with a combination of parkland, wooded and seaside holes, with the final four holes located on beautiful Narragansett Bay. RICC also offers additional amenities including a heated pool, tennis courts, paddle and squash courts, and several dining choices.
- Hikers and nature lovers may enjoy Osamequin Nature Trails and Bird Sanctuary along 100 Acre Cove.
- The East Bay Bike Path weaves through coves, marshes, parks, and bridges offering a scenic journey from Providence to Bristol along the shore of Narragansett Bay.