More than 400 miles of coastline affords beautiful beaches and sprawling sandy seasides here on our Classic Coast. Whether you're looking to bask in the water, or sink into a beach chair with your toes in the sand, our beaches have just what you need: sand, sunshine and the perfect amount of sea breeze. 

 

NEWPORT

 

EASTON'S BEACH

Also known as First Beach, this 3/4 mile stretch of sand and ocean is the prime spot for whichever beach-day activity you desire. Rolling waves set the scene for surfing or boogie boarding. Bonus: It marks the beginning of Cliff Walk, just in case you find yourself yearning a scenic stroll.

 

Save the Bay Exploration Center and the Easton's Beach Carousel make this a sandy haven for kids. Brought to Newport in 1958 from Tonawada, the carousel is a rare four-row model still in its original condition. Rides are only $2 (or $10 for 10 rides if you're a carousel fanatic) and runs daily from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM through early September. 

 

AMENITIES

  • Bath Houses with common restroom, hot shower facility and storage for beach items
  • Lifeguards: Stationed daily 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM during the season.
  • Public Restrooms (Wheelchair accessible)
  • Changing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Picnic Area
  • Concession stands

 

PARKING

Beach parking is available for both residents and visitors at a cost of $10 during the week and $20 on the weekends in the lot on Memorial Boulevard. Metered street parking is also available on a first come first serve basis. 

 

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GOOSEBERRY BEACH

Gooseberry Beach is located along 10-mile Ocean Drive. Set in a cove, the beach provides a quiet, calm place to relax with minimal waves. The beach itself is open to the public, while the beach club remains private. 

AMENITIES

  • Lifeguards: Stationed daily 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM during the season.
  • Snack Bar

 

PARKING

Beach parking is available for both residents and visitors for $20 daily. 

 

 

 

FORT ADAMS STATE BEACH

Located at Fort Adams State Park on Ocean Drive, this small 225 foot beach overlooks Newport Harbor with calm waters and a roped-off swimming area perfect for kids. 

 

AMENITIES

  • Lifeguards: Stationed daily 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM during the season
  • Public Restrooms (Wheelchair accessible)
  • Showers
  • Picnic Area

 

PARKING

Free (Believe it!)

 

 

KING PARK BEACH

Another small beach overlooking Newport Harbor, King Park Beach is the perfect spot to pack a picnic to enjoy on the pavilion and spend the day in the sun. 

 

AMENITIES

  • Public Restrooms
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground

 

PARKING

Parking is available but limited along Wellington Avenue. 

 

 

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MIDDLETOWN

 

SACHUEST BEACH

Sachuest Beach in Middletown, otherwise known as Second Beach, is where you'll find local Newporters. The longest stretch of sand in Rhode Island, second beach provides 1.5 miles of white sand stretching down to Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Here you'll find 2.5 miles of nature trails and more than 200 bird species throughout the year. 

Head to Surfer's End for, you guessed it, surfing; plus, kayaking and kite flying. Large waves and ample space culminate the perfect beach scene. 

 

AMENITIES

  • Concession Stand
  • Lifeguards: Stationed daily 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM during the season.
  • Public Restrooms
  • Changing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Picnic Area

 

PARKING

Beach parking is available for both residents and visitors at a cost of $15 during the week and $25 on the weekends in the lot.

 

 

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THIRD BEACH

Located down the road from Second Beach and fairly off the beaten path, Third Beach provides a quiet oasis for those looking to unwind. Much like Gooseberry Beach, Third Beach is set in a cove, so there aren't many waves, but don't worry, the breeze is still plenty. 

 

AMENITIES

  • Lifeguards: Stationed daily 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM during the season.
  • Public Restrooms
  • Picnic Area

 

PARKING

Beach parking is available for both residents and visitors at a cost of $15 during the week and $25 on the weekends in the lot.

 

 

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PORTSMOUTH

 

SANDY POINT BEACH

This quiet and sheltered beach is located on the Sakonnet River at the end of Sandy Point Avenue and is great for families. Admission is $10 during the week and $15 on weekends. 

 

AMENITIES

  • Lifeguards
  • Concession Stand
  • Public Restrooms
  • Changing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Picnic Area

 

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JAMESTOWN

MACKEREL COVE

A calm, quiet cove in Jamestown, Mackerel Cove is about a half-mile long, and is close to neighboring attractions like Beavertail State Park. Plus, most days brings Del's Lemonade Truck in the parking lot. 

 

AMENITIES

  • Lifeguards
  • Public Restrooms

 

PARKING

Parking is $15 per day. 

 

 

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TIVERTON

FOGLAND BEACH

Fogland Beach is the perfect spot for windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and kite surfing, all complimented by beautiful views of the Sakonnet River. Bonus: Fogland Beach is dog-friendly, as long as they are leashed. 

 

AMENITIES

  • Lifeguards
  • Public Restrooms
  • Changing Rooms
  • Kayak and paddle board rentals
  • Showers
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground

 

PARKING

The fee to park is $10 during the week and $15 on weekends. Residents park free. 

 

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GRINNELL'S BEACH

A small, family-oriented beach located on the Sakonnet River, Grinnell's Beach offers a small crescent of sand and sun with a children's play area and a designated swimming area. Much like Fogland Beach, Grinnell's is dog-friendly, just make sure your four-legged friend is leashed. 

AMENITIES

  • Lifeguards
  • Public Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Changing Area

 

PARKING

Parking for Grinnell's is $5 during the week, #10 on the weekends. Residents park free. 

 

 

LITTLE COMPTON

 

SOUTH SHORE BEACH

Located on Shore Road, this small, rocky beach offers beautiful views of the ocean. 

 

AMENITIES

  • Lifeguards
  • Public Restrooms
  • Camping

 

PARKING

Parking costs $15 during the week and $20 on weekends. Little Compton residents can park free. 

 

 

 

GOOSEWING BEACH

Goosewing Beach is a small beach maintained by The Nature Conservancy. Though it's small, it offers scenic views and a lovely spot to relax. To access, park at South Shore Beach and walk over. 

 

AMENITIES

  • Lifeguards

 

PARKING

There are no parking spaces here. Park at South Shore Beach and walk over. 

 

 

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