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The History of Misquamicut Beach

The area now known as Misquamicut Beach wasn't always so! Up until the early 1900s, the area was formally known as Pleasant View, RI. The majority of the beach area was owned by the Indians. In the 1890s, settlers purchased the beach area property from Sosoa, a Montauk Indian chief. It was then that the development of the beach area began.

The Pleasant View name stuck around until 1928, when it was officially changed to Misquamicut. Misquamicut is an Indian word which means "red salmon at this place."

The hurricane of 1938 brought about some major changes to the physical look and shape of the beach area.