Sapowet Marsh is a wildlife preserve located on the Sakonnet River. The beach is small and rocky but access is always free, and the views are usually dramatic. You are surrounded by gorgeous farmland, serene estuaries, and tidal rivers . Looking across the Sakonnet River , you can see Portmouth, RI and south towards Newport and the Atlantic Ocean. This spot is popular with kayakers and windsurfers, as it is a protected launch site with access to strong southwesterly winds.