Just five minutes from downtown Newport, Middletown was incorporated in 1743 andis bounded by three bodies of water: Narragansett Bay to the west; the Sakonnet River to the east;and Rhode Island Sound to the south. Middletown is an ocean community with all the amenities of seaside living, yet is semi-agricultural with a diverse landscape, working farms, delicate sand dunes broken up by a partially rocky coastline, and snow white beaches giving this community a seaside flair. Being practically surrounded by water, the influence of the sea on the town is inescapable. Here you will find are extraordinary fishing, boating,surfing and swimming facilities.
Middletown is home to Prescott Farm, featuring a historic 1812 windmill, Revolutionary War guardhouse and garden that replicates the way it would have been during Colonial times. The farm offers a unique glimpse of early rural Aquidneck Island through its buildings and landscape.