Atlantic Beach Park
- Small Park/Attraction
Located on the south shore of Rhode Island in Misquamicut, overlooking Block Island and the tip of Long Island, Atlantic Beach Park has been a charming landmark in this area dating back to 1921. It is still owned and operated by the Trefes family. ? The original name was ''Atlantic Beach Casino'', meaning a place to enjoy the beautiful surf, where, in days gone past, families and friends would sit in rocking chairs on the boardwalk, enjoying the sun and swimming in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Over 90 years later, Atlantic Beach Park remains a local Misquamicut summer tradition.
The main attraction was, and still is, the Herschell-Spillman Carousel, circa. 1915. Always fun to ride for children and adults alike. Three of the signature horses from this Carousel were carved by the famous Marcus Ilions and were on loan to the New England Carousel Museum, Bristol, CT. They have recently been sent off for some restoration work. Along with the Carousel; there are children's amusement rides and an arcade.