My wife and I stopped here on a driving tour of American amusement parks. Atlantic Beach is a small seaside amusement park for children and has a small Dragon roller coaster, designed primarily for children, but bigger kids can ride too. The owners, Amy and Charles, told me that it was the second oldest family run park in the USA and has been run by the same family since 1921. They treated us as special guests (we are from UK and I suspect they don't get many British visitors) and we enjoyed some huge ice creams and a ride on their wonderful carousel, a 1915 Herschell Spillman machine with Illions horses. It was a pleasure to visit this park and spend time with Amy and Charles. Apart from the beach and rides there is a lively bar (Windjammer Surf Bar) which features live music during the summer. Well worth a visit if in the area, just to ride Rhode Island's only roller coaster.