More than 400 miles of coastlines affords beautiful beaches and sprawling sandy seasides throughout Newport and its surrounding coastal communities. 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 sun 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 develop the yearning for 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 September 5. 

 

AMENITIES

  • Bath Houses

Easton's Beach has 226 seasonal Bath Houses that can be rented for the season for personal use only. The Bath Houses are storage areas to hold your Beach necessities, including Chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, etc. Each Bath House contains a sitting bench, shelf and lockable (interior) door so you are able to change into/from your beach attire. There is a common restroom and hot shower facility (gender specific) within the Bath House area. These facilities are available only to Bath House members and their guests.

  • Lifeguiards

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 $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. 

Easton's Beach

 

 

GOOSEBERRY BEACH

Gooseberry Beach is located along the 10-mile Ocean Drive. Set back 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 remain 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. 

Gooseberry Beach

 

 

FORT ADAMS BEACH

Located at Fort Adams State Park on Ocean Drive, this small 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
  • Showers
  • Picnic Area

 

PARKING

Free. That's correct, parking is free of charge. 

 

 

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

 

MIDDLETOWN

 

SACHUEST BEACH

Sachuest Beach in Middletown, or Second Beach as it is known, is often where you'll find local Newporters. The longest stretch of sand in Rhode Island, second beach provides the essentials and only the essentials: sun, sand and ocean. Take a leisurely stroll down the 1.5 mile stretch of white sand towards Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, offering 2.5 miles of nature trails and home to more than 200 bird species throughout the year. 

 

Head to Surfer's End, closest to Sachuest Point Refuge, for surfing, kayaking and kite flying. Large waves and ample space culminate the perfect beach scene. 

 

AMENITIES

  • Concession Stand

Concessions offered at this beach, plus a visit from Del's Lemonade truck. 

  • Lifeguards

Stationed daily 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM during the season.

  • Public Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Picnic Area

 

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.

Second Beach

 

 

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 back in a cove, so there aren't many waves. Don't worry, the breeze is still plenty. 

 

AMENITIES

  • Lifeguards

Stationed daily 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM during the season.

 

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.

Third Beach

 

 

PORTSMOUTH

 

SANDY POINT BEACH

This shallow, natural 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

  • Concession Stand

The beach now offers an expanded concession stand open daily (weather permitting) during regular beach hours. The stand offers drinks, chips, ice cream and candy, as well as sunscreen, small beach toys and will sell and rent beach chairs and umbrellas.

  • Lifeguards

Stationed on weekends from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM through June 24, then daily through Labor Day weekend.

  • Public Restrooms
  • Changing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach Storage Trunks

Sandy Point Beach offers 55 gallon size wheeled trunk rental to store on-site all your beach gear. Availability is limited.

 

 

 

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. 

 

Del's Lemonade

 

 

 

TIVERTON

FOGLAND BEACH

You can find Fogland Beach right off of Fogland Road and 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
  • Kayak and paddle board rentals
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground

 

PARKING

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

 

 

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

 

PARKING

Parking costs $12 during the week and $15 on weekends. Little Compton residents can park free. 

 

Little Compton

 

 

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
  • Public Restrooms

 

PARKING

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