In 1904, the townsfolk asked the General Assembly to appropriate monies for a permanent breachway using the arguments that the natural breach was filled in by the tides depositing sand thereby creating a barrier that separated the pond from the ocean. Also, a permanent breach would prevent the water in Ninigret/Pawaget/ Charlestown pond from becoming brackish and unfit for the cultivation and harvesting of oysters, an industry important to this area.
Located on the east side of "the Breachway" is a camping area for self contained RV's, a state beach, some of the best salt water fishing in South County and a panoramic view of Block Island Sound. The Charlestown Breachway does not have accomodations for canvas camping. All units must be self contained: Unit must have permanent holding tanks for potable water, grey water and black water. Bathroom equipment must be permanently fixed to the unit. This location also has boat launch with limited parking.