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Atlantic Beach Amusement Center at night, Atlantic Beach, R.I (87483)
1940s postcard

Atlantic Beach, Rhode Island,[1] 12 acres (49,000 m2) of land and buildings, within the Misquamicut section of beachfront in Westerly, lies just south of Misquamicut State Beach.

The first parcel of this property was purchased in 1920 from the Norwich Trolley Company by Julia and Harry Trefes. Subsequent purchases by them and their two sons eventually totaled 12 acres (49,000 m2). The property is still owned and operated by the Trefes family. This section of Misquamicut was originally called "Atlantic Beach Casino". It retains a carousel with antique band organ, kiddie rides, bumper cars, game room, an ice cream. More recently, mini-golf, go-karts, batting cage, waterslides, gift shop, and more have been added. Atlantic Beach Park faces the Atlantic Ocean. On the north side is Winnapaug Pond, a source of Rhode Island quahogs (clams) and bay scallops.

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