Block Island (off the Rhode Island Coast) has many dog-friendly beaches. There are only a few where you cannot bring your 4-legged friend. Just stay away from areas with lifeguards (which is not hard with so many miles of beaches).
GANSETT CRUISES - we love dog. Pet-friendly harbor cruise of Newport. 90 minutes. Pups get a blankie and a treat - usually a dish of ice cream, wag that. See the schedule and rates at www.gansettcruises.com. Pups ride free.
Situated on the grounds of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, La Forge serves lunch and dinner daily year round to the general public and also offers private dining areas to Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Outings, Bus Tours and other Group Functions. Dogs are welcome on the front porch.