The Dumplings Dive
Directions To The Dumplings, Jamestown, RI
- Make your way to where I-95 leaves Rte 128 and I-93, at least
half an hour from Cambridge. I-95 goes down the west side of
Narragansett bay and saves the toll on the Newport bridge.
From Rte 128, take route I-95 south through Providence.
(Pass by Jct I-195)
From route 95 take route 4. This will be a major left lane
exit from route 95, 12 miles south of the junction of routes
95 and 195 in Providence. Route 4 will get progressively
narrower until it becomes an old concrete surface. Follow
route 4 until it turns into route 1.
Where route 4 turns into route 1 is not well marked, but it is
still the same road. Follow route 1 to the exit for 138 East.
Take route 138 East across the new Jamestown Bridge. Go
another 1/2 mile or so to a set of lights at the bottom of a
hill. Note: last year, this was a construction area where
they were widening the road.
Take a right at the lights (south) and go to an overhead
flashing red light at a four-way stop intersection. You will
pass Zeke's Creek Bait Shop on your left, a Cumberland Farms
(which has no rest rooms) on your right, and a large play
ground on your left, in that order, before getting to the
- Go through the blinking light bearing slightly to the right
(really straight, not hard right), and then about another half
mile or so, to where the road you are on ends at an
Go left at the (3-way) intersection. Do NOT go over the land
Turn right (south) at the next main intersection.
- Turn North on Highland Drive, the left just before the entrance
to Fort Wetherill
About the Dive
A good dive at this spot is to head out towards the small islands that
you can see across the cove. As you approach the outer rocks, sand and
eel grass will give way to more interesting terrain. The rocks here are
covered with anemones, and lobster, crab and tautog are quite common.
Maximum depth here goes to about 20 feet.
The Dumplings is a good alternative to Fort Wetherill if a strong southerly
wind has Wetherill all chopped up. The Dumplings is also a good spot for
a night dive, but only if the tides are just right.
Warning: The current can be quite strong at this site when the tide
is running out of the bay.
Information courtesy Peter Matthews.
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