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Saltwater Beaches

Appropriately coined the "Ocean State," Rhode Island has more than 400 miles of scenic coastline, featuring more than 100 public and private beaches. Their pristine beauty is one of the state's most appealing attributes.

For additional information regarding Saltwater Beaches, see our Beaches Web Pages

Atlantic Beach

Smoke Free area, Free Admission, Restroom available, Public Beach, No Pets, Newport County, Saltwater Swimming

Memorial Blvd.
Middletown,
Rhode Island 02842

Phone:
401-847-1993

Atlantic Beach Park

Family beach, amusements, kiddy rides, snack bars, antique 1915 carousel, batting cages, bumper boats, go-karts, miniature golf, game room, water slides, gift shop, beachware, ocean view cocktail lounge. Kayak and paddle board rentals.

321 Atlantic Avenue
Westerly,
Rhode Island 02891

Phone:
401-322-0504

Email:
info@atlanticbeackpark.com

Web Site:
http://www.atlanticbeachpark.com

Blue Shutters Town Beach

This beach accepts resident and non-resident beach stickers. A senior citizen discount is available for the beach stickers only. A new bathroom facility is available with cold water rinsing stations. Fees are for parking only and are per car.

469 East Beach Rd.
Charlestown,
Rhode Island 02813

Phone:
401-364-1222

Email:
recreation@charlestownri.org

Web Site:
http://www.charlestownri.org

Bristol Town Beach

Newly renovated playground, pavilion, volleyball, picnic areas, every kind of sporting field including skateboard park, inline hockey, tennis, etc. Six mile fitness trail. Basketball court.

50 Asylum Rd.
Bristol,
Rhode Island 02809

Phone:
401-253-7000 ext 149

Email:
wburke@bristolri.us

Web Site:
http://www.onlinebristol.com/shoreline-access-points/the-town-beach.html

Captain Roger Wheeler State Beach

Locally know as Sand Hill Cove Beach. Popular beach for young children, fully-protected by breakwater. No pets allowed.

100 Sand Hill Cove Rd.
Narragansett,
Rhode Island 02882

Phone:
401-789-8374

Email:
riparks@dem.ri.gov

Web Site:
http://www.riparks.com/wheeler.htm

Charleston Beach

Is a popular beach with fishermen, especially along the jetty at its north end. For beachgoers, the jetty is a challenging walk. The beach is typically not crowded and is peaceful. From here, you can watch sail and power boats entering New Harbor, and view the grounds at the former Coast Guard Station. Parking is available at the end of Champlin Road. No amenities.

Coast Guard Road./Champlin Road.
New Shoreham,
Rhode Island 02807

Phone:
401-466-3200

Email:
townmanager@new-shoreham.com

Web Site:
http://www.new-shoreham.com

Charlestown Breachway State Beach/Camp Area

Restroom without shower facilities. Day use parking for 100 cars, boat ramp and parking area for trailers. Lifeguard on duty. No animals allowed. Seventy-five campsites. No utilities. All camping must be self-contained. No tents.

Charlestown Beach Road
Charlestown,
Rhode Island 02813

Phone:
401-322-8910

Email:
riparks@dem.ri.gov

Web Site:
http://www.riparks.com/charlesbreach.htm

Charlestown Town Beach

Resident passes and cottage passes are accepted. Non-Resident passes are NOT accepted at this facility. New bathroom facility with cold water rinsing stations. Fees are for parking only and are per car. For daily information (weather/surf conditions, etc.) call the Charlestown Town Beach at 364-1208 during beach operations.

557 Charlestown Beach Road
Charlestown,
Rhode Island 02813

Phone:
401-364-1222

Email:
recreation@charlestownri.org

Web Site:
http://www.charlestownri.org

Conimicut Point Beach

Saltwater beach with a park. A great view of the Conimicut Lighthouse from here as well.

Point Ave.
Warwick,
Rhode Island 02886

Phone:
401-738-2000 x6806

Email:
parks-rec@warwickri.com

Web Site:
http://www.visitwarwickri.com

Dunes Park Beach

Small beach is geared to families. Good sand, clear water. Privately-owned facility.

665 Atlantic Ave.
Westerly,
Rhode Island 02891

Phone:
401-322-0935

Email:
dunespark@cox.net

East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area

Day Use: Saltwater surf beach, clevus toilets. Open sunrise to sunset. Handicap sand chairs available. No alcohol or pets. Back Track: CRMC Permit required, daily fee required. Limited to 50 vehicles during peak season. No alcohol or pets. Camping: 4 wheel drive only with self contained units. CRMC permit required. Reservations through reserve America. Open Memorial day through Labor day. No alcohol, pets, or open fires. 6 people max per site, unless immediate family.

East Beach Road
Charlestown,
Rhode Island 02813

Phone:
401-322-0450

Email:
riparks@dem.ri.gov

Web Site:
http://www.riparks.com

East Matunuck State Beach

102acres of sandy saltwater beach. 2 Parking Lots, 25 Picnic Tables, Lifeguard on duty 9:00 am to 6:00 pm., No Animals Allowed

950 Succotash Road
South Kingstown,
Rhode Island 02881

Phone:
401-789-8374

Email:
riparks@dem.ri.gov

Web Site:
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationEastMatunuck.html

Easton's Beach

Newport's only ocean beach. Located adjacent to the famous Cliff Walk. Outdoor skateboard park, weekly free summer concerts, seasonal carousel, Save the Bay’s "Exploration Center.” Banquet Hall available for corporate and private functions. Free use of over sand wheelchairs. Rental cabañas, rental beach chairs, surf boards, boogie boards and umbrellas. Children's playground, covered picnic pavilion, seasonal snack bar, beach store with souvenirs. Public restrooms, indoor and outdoor cold water showers. No dogs permitted Memorial Day through Oct. 1.

175 Memorial Blvd.
Newport,
Rhode Island 02840

Phone:
401-845-5810/5813

Email:
ereis@cityofnewport.com

Web Site:
http://eastonsbeach.com

Fishermen's Memorial State Park

Tent and RV camping close proximity to multiple state beaches and Block Island Ferry. 147 trailer sites and 35 are tent sites. Tennis, basketball, horseshoe courts and children's playground. Visit www.riparks.com or call 1-877-742-2675 to reserve campsite up to one year in advance. Extremely popular, reserve early.

1011 Point Judith Road
Narragansett,
Rhode Island 02882

Phone:
401-789-8374

Email:
riparks@dem.ri.gov

Web Site:
http://www.riparks.com/fisherma.htm

Fogland Beach/Tiverton Town Beach

Fogland beach provides an excellent windsurfing area, a beautiful view of the Sakonnet River and Portsmouth shoreline. The cove area to the North of the beach is convenient for nature study. Amenities include changing rooms, showers, and a children's playground.

Fogland Beach Road
Tiverton,
Rhode Island 02878

Phone:
401-625-6780

Email:
gprose@cox.net

Web Site:
http://www.tiverton.ri.gov/recreation/recreation.html

Fort Adams State Park

The second largest bastioned fort in the U.S. Key to Narragansett Bay area defenses, 1799 to 1945. Designed to be the most heavily armed fort in America and to garrison 2,400 troops. Three tiers of guns defended Narragansett Bay's East Passage. Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, offers panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. Activities including salt water bathing, fishing, boating, soccer, rugby and picnicking. Fort Adams is perhaps best known for its annual summer concerts when the jazz and folk festivals draw thousands to enjoy the music and beautiful surroundings.

Harrison Avenue
Newport,
Rhode Island 02840

Phone:
401-847-2400

Email:
riparks@dem.ri.gov

Web Site:
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationFortAdams.html

Fred Benson Town Beach

Known locally as Crescent Beach. Menu offering salads and burgers. Chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards available to rent on a daily basis. Once called State Beach, it is now owned and operated by the town. Lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

7 Corn Neck Rd.
New Shoreham,
Rhode Island

Phone:
401-466-7717

Email:
recreation@new-shoreham.com

Web Site:
http://www.new-shoreham.com

Goddard Memorial State Park

Goddard Park attracts thousands of visitors each year as Rhode Island’s most popular Metropolitan Park. The park offers a beautiful natural environment with spacious lawns, fields, and forested areas with a variety of trees from all over the world, including sixty-two deciduous and nineteen evergreen species. Visitors can make use of a newly renovated saltwater beach and bathhouse, a nine hole golf course, an equestrian show area, eighteen miles of bridle trails, 355 picnic tables, eleven game fields, and a new performing arts center for weddings, concerts, picnics and special events.

1095 Ives Road
Warwick,
Rhode Island 02818

Phone:
401-884-2010

Email:
felicia.celeberto@dem.ri.gov

Web Site:
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationGoddard.html

Grinnell's Beach

Small, family orientated beach on the Sakonnet River. Easy access to the beach and facilities.

Main Road & Lawton Avenue
Tiverton,
Rhode Island 02878

Phone:
401-625-6780

Web Site:
http://www.tiverton.ri.gov/recreational/recreation.html

Homewood Suites by Hilton

All suite property features a bedroom, living room and fully equipped kitchen. Perfect for family vacations, relocations or for extended business trips. Breakfast buffet, evening reception and high-speed Internet access are complimentary. Newly installed flat screen HDTV's.

33 International Way
Warwick,
Rhode Island 02886

Phone:
401-738-0008

Email:
jessica.figueiredo@pillarhotels.com

Web Site:
http://www.homewood-suites.com

Island Park Beach

No facilities. No showers, On-street parking only, Free admission

Park Avenue
Portsmouth,
Rhode Island 02871

Phone:
401-683-2101

Mackerel Cove/Jamestown Town Beach

Public bathing beach with lifeguards. Resident sticker is $15. Daily parking pass is $15.

Beavertail Rd.
Jamestown,
Rhode Island 02835

Phone:
(401)423-7260

Email:
wpiva@jamestownri.net

Web Site:
http://www.jamestownri.net/parks/mackerelcove.htm

Mansion Beach

It's best to arrive by bike, as the limited parking spaces fill up quickly. No facilities.

Off Corn Neck Rd.
New Shoreham,
Rhode Island 02807

Phone:
401-466-3200

Email:
townmanager@new-shoreham.com

Web Site:
http://www.new-shoreham.com

Misquamicut State Beach

Half mile of state beach with clean, clear water with low surf zone. There is parking for 2,100 cars at state facility. Large new pavilion, shade structures, coin operated hot showers, cold showers, changing rooms, First-Aid, concessions, restrooms.

257 Atlantic Avenue
Westerly,
Rhode Island 02891

Phone:
401-322-3083

Email:
riparks@dem.ri.gov

Web Site:
http://www.riparks.com/Locations/LocationMisquamicut.html

Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Learning center, butterfly garden and guided nature walks; swimming, boating and picnicking. No lifeguard on duty. Ferry from Bristol. No camping.

55 South Reserve Dr
Portsmouth,
Rhode Island 02872

Phone:
401-683-6780

Email:
maureen@nbnerr.org

Web Site:
http://www.nbnerr.org

Narragansett Town Beach

Narragansett Town Beach is a classic New England Saltwater Coastal Beach front that offers some of the best, cleanest and accessible conditions for the residents and tourists in New England with attendance up to 10,000 patrons per day. Located in the center of town, the beach offers ample parking in the North, South, West and Cabana parking areas along with food, restrooms, first-aid office, surfing area and a beautiful sandy beachfront. The total beach acreage is approximately 19 acres.

Boston Neck Rd.
Narragansett,
Rhode Island 02882

Phone:
401-783-6430

Email:
recreation@narragansettri.gov

Web Site:
http://www.Narragansettri.gov

North Kingstown Town Beach

Narrow, gravel, shaded lawn beach with a retaining wall and picnic tables behind it.

Beach St.
North Kingstown,
Rhode Island 02852

Phone:
401-294-3331

Email:
asouthwick@northkingstown.org

Oakland Beach

Bay inlet beach. Saltwater beach, restaurants nearby. Boat ramp on Bay Ave.

Oakland Beach Avenue
Warwick,
Rhode Island 02889

Phone:
401-738-2000 x6504

Web Site:
http://www.warwickri.gov

Roger Wheeler State Beach

Ideal beach for kids. Small surf, playground and pavilion with restrooms, showers and refreshments.

100 Sand Hill Cover Road
Narragansett,
Rhode Island 02882

Phone:
401-789-3563

Email:
riparks@dem.ri.gov

Web Site:
http://www.riparks.com/wheeler.htm

Salty Brine State Beach

Sandy, clean, pretty beach. Gentle surf with breakwater shelter. No undertow, gradual drop, near fishing port. Great for kids.

254 Great Island Road
Narragansett,
Rhode Island 02881

Phone:
401-789-8374

Email:
riparks@dem.ri.gov

Web Site:
http://www.riparks.com/saltybrine.htm

Sandy Point Beach

Town beach - bath and changing rooms, lifeguards.

Sandy Point Ave
Portsmouth,
Rhode Island 02871

Phone:
401-683-2101

Email:
info@portsmouthri.com

Web Site:
http://www.portsmouthri.com/parksandrec/

Scarborough Beach Motel

The motel offers clean, comfortable rooms with 1, 2, or 3 double beds and efficiencies. Our one room efficiencies include a double bed, sofa bed, and kitchenette. All rooms have private baths with stall showers and Cable TV, Telephone, individual Heat / AC, refrigerator, microwave.

901 Ocean Road
Narragansett,
Rhode Island 02882

Phone:
401-783-2063

Email:
sbmotelmgr@gmail.com

Web Site:
http://www.sbmotel.com

Second Beach Campground

Immediate access to salt water beach. Toilets, hot showers, and sewer hookups. No pets allowed. No tents.

474 Sachuest Point Rd.
Middletown,
Rhode Island 02842

Phone:
401-846-6273

Second Beach/Sachuest Town Beach

Nature beach 1.25 miles long with sand dunes. Restrooms, outdoor showers. Pets on leash 5:PM - 7:45AM

474 Sachuest Point Road
Middletown,
Rhode Island 02842

Phone:
401-847-1993

Email:
tshaw@middletownri.com

Web Site:
http://www.middletownri.com/departments/parks.php

Sol Mate

Charter and sightseeing trips from half day to overnights. Corporate events, sunset cruises, boat and breakfast and special events. Diving and fishing charters, business meetings and instruction.

22 Hudson Place
Cranston,
Rhode Island 02905

Phone:
401-941-5956

Email:
info@sunmgt.com

Web Site:
http://www.sailsolmate.com

South Kingstown Town Beach at Matunuck

1,300 linear feet of beach, boardwalk, playground, volleyball court and picnic area. Picnic area available for rent.

Matunuck Beach Road
South Kingstown,
Rhode Island 02883

Phone:
401-789-9301

Email:
clarlham@southkingstownri.com

Web Site:
http://www.southkingstownri.com

South Shore Beach

Lifeguards on duty. No pets allowed.

South Shore Rd.
Little Compton,
Rhode Island 02837

Phone:
401-635-9974

Teddy's Beach

No lifeguards, services or facilities, informal boat ramps.

Park Avenue
Portsmouth,
Rhode Island 02871

Phone:
401-253-7482

Email:
riparks@dem.ri.gov

Web Site:
http://www.riparks.com

Warren Town Beach

Park is open to public with fee, parking free for Warren residents.

Water Street
Warren,
Rhode Island 02885

Phone:
401-245-7340

Email:
warrenparksandrec@yahoo.com

Web Site:
http://www.townofwarren-ri.gov

Watch Hill Beach

Sandy beach with antique carousel, private bathhouses and nearby shops.

Westerly,
Rhode Island 02891

Phone:
401-348-6007

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