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

COVID-19 NOTE:

When you're ready, we can't wait to welcome you back to The Classic Coast. Rest assured, the safety and well-being of both visitors and locals remains our top priority. The mask mandate requiring face coverings in Rhode Island has been lifted, however local businesses may ask you to wear a mask when visiting their establishments. Please be prepared for individual business mask policies. Additionally, shops, attractions and tours are monitoring the number of guests at any given time and may ask you to socially distance to enter. 

All we ask when you land on these shores is that you play your part in keeping everyone safe. Please be kind, adhere to guidelines and maintain social distancing. 

 

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Newport | Middletown | Portsmouth | Jamestown | Tiverton | Little Compton 

 

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.

 

AMENITIES
  • Lifeguards: Stationed daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day
  • Public Restrooms (Wheelchair accessible)
  • Snack Bar
  • Carousel and Beach Bounce (Closed for 2021 season)
     
PARKING

Beach parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Daily parking is available for both residents and non-residents at the following rates: 

Automobile:

  • Weekday: $15 per day
  • Weekend/Holiday: $25 per day

Motorcycles & Mopeds:

  • Weekday: $5 per day
  • Weekend/Holiday: $10 per day

 

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. 

King Park Drone

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 is open to the public, however walk-on access is prohibited. You must arrive by bike, scooter or purchase a daily pass to park and arrive by car. Daily passes are for sale on gooseberrybeach.com for $30 + tax and must be purchased in advance. 
 

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

 

PARKING

Beach parking is open for members and daily pass holders.

 

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!)

MIDDLETOWN

SACHUEST BEACH

Sachuest Beach in Middletown, locally known as Second Beach, is where you'll find most of the area's locals. 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
  • Lifeguards: Stationed daily 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM during the season
  • Public Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Concession Stand
  • Picnic Area
  • Surfboard lessons and rentals available in-season

 

PARKING
  • Weekends and holidays: $30
  • Weekdays: $20

Purchase a seasonal beach pass

Second Beach Middletown RI

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. 

Please Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, you must be a Middletown resident with a Resident Sticker to park at Third Beach. Non-resident walk-ons welcome. 

 

 

AMENITIES
  • Lifeguards: Stationed daily 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM during the season
  • Mobile Concessions: Del's Lemonade + Flat Waves Food Truck
  • Picnic Area

 

PARKING
  • Residents only — Must have a resident sticker

 

PORTSMOUTH

SANDY POINT BEACH

This beach is open to residents only at this time

This quiet, shallow beach is located on the Sakonnet River at the end of Sandy Point Avenue and is great for families. Please note: There are no lifeguards on duty at this beach. Please proceed with caution and swim at your own risk. 
 

AMENITIES
  • Handicap accessible via walkway
  • Public Restrooms

 

PARKING
  • Resident beach pass parking only
  • Parking lot capacity is limited to 65 cars and 150 visitors

Sandy Point Beach

JAMESTOWN

MACKEREL COVE

A calm, quiet and secluded 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 available on a first-come, first-served basis at a rate of $15 per car, per day. 

Mackerel Cove Jamestown

TIVERTON

FOGLAND BEACH

Fogland Beach in Tiverton is the perfect spot for windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and kite surfing, all complimented by beautiful views of the Sakonnet River. 

 

AMENITIES
  • Lifeguards on duty 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Public Restrooms
  • Changing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Seasonal food + beverage vendors
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Kayak and paddleboard rentals

Please note: There are no trash receptacles here. Please take your trash with you.

 

PARKING

Parking Fees (Memorial Day - Labor Day Weekend):

  • Tiverton residents: $10 for season pass
  • Non-residents: $15 per day on weekends and holidays
  • Non-residents: $10 per day on weekdays

 

 

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 on duty 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Public Restrooms
  • Changing rooms
  • Showers
  • Seasonal food + beverage vendors
  • Sun-shade pavilion
  • Playground area
  • Fishing at adjacent Stone Bridge Pier

 

PARKING

Parking Fees (Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend)

  • Tiverton residents: $10 for season pass
  • Non-residents: $20 per day on weekends and holidays
  • Non-residents: $10 per day on weekdays

Grinnell's Beach

LITTLE COMPTON

SOUTH SHORE BEACH

Located on Shore Road, this small, rocky beach offers beautiful views of the ocean. Beach access is 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM daily for the public and 5:00 AM - 8:00 AM daily for town residents.

 

AMENITIES
  • Lifeguards
  • Seasonal food + beverage vendors

 

PARKING
  • $20 on weekends and holidays
  • $15 on weekdays

 

GOOSEWING BEACH

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

 

AMENITIES
  • Lifeguards

 

PARKING

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

Goosewing Beach

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