Strawless by the Sea Launches in Newport

The finest restaurants to the smallest coffee shops are eliminating plastic straws and stirrers because of the harmful effect they have on the environment.

Clean Ocean Access’s marina trash skimmers collected more than 650 plastic straws from Newport Harbor over the past eight months, and they’ve removed over 2,000 straws from the town’s beaches in the last five years.

Sightsailing in Newport with Cloudy Bay Winery and Salt Pond Oysters

Board the Aquidneck sailboat for views of Newport Harbor from the water.

Sightsailing on the Aquidneck. Sometimes the vacation you’ve been looking for is right under your nose. After attending the shellfish-packed Newport Oyster Festival last weekend, my husband and I boarded the Aquidneck vessel for an afternoon sightsail of Newport Harbor with Cloudy Bay wines and Salt Pond oysters. It was a beautiful day with a chance of thunderstorms in the…