RI- Middletown- Purgatory Chasm

Short short hike! Big big rewards!

Per “Only in your state”, glaciers formed Purgatory Chasm thousands of years ago and seawater has been eroding this crack in the cliffs ever since.

This slice in the rocks is 120 feet long, 10 feet wide at the top, and over 150 feet deep. Each year the gap continues to widen making this natural wonder even more incredible.

Enjoy the scenery and expansive views of the water while you’re here. I sat on the side of the cliffs overlooking Second Beach before I even noticed the chasm!

Find the chasm on on Tuckerman Avenue in Middletown just after the junction with Purgatory Road in Middletown, Rhode Island. Note there are only few parking spots.

From here, recommend going to Sachuest point. This was part of a bike ride I did starting at Easton’s Beach in Newport.


Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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