It still amazes me how small Rhode Island is and yet there are still so many places here that I have never seen or spent any quality time in. Little Compton, located in Newport County, is one of those places. Quick history, according to 17th century land evidence, Little Compton originally belonged to the Sakonnet tribe, who were led by Awoshonks, cousins of Metacomet (commonly known as King Philip). In 1682, the town was incorporated by the Plymouth Colony and renamed Little Compton.
Some friends of ours who were renting a fantastic house in this this sleepy little beach town invited us to join them for a few days at the very beginning of the summer. It was the perfect weekend getaway with gorgeous weather and lots of exploration to beaches, nurseries, and farmer’s markets. This place is so picturesque and I can’t wait to get back here for another visit next summer.