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Newport's beaches are of two types, public (open to everyone for a fee), and private (open to members only, "Keep Out—This Means You!").




Here's a map of Newport's public beaches.

Easton's Beach

Easton's Beach, formerly called First Beach, on the isthmus at the eastern reach of Memorial Boulevard (map), is Newport's large public beach. (Sachuest Beach, in neighboring Middletown, is also large, though.)

Besides the sand beach, it offers showers, beach volleyball nets, toilets, and food stands. Restaurants provides finer fare, and live music on weekends. More...

Sachuest Beach

Sachuest Beach is in Middletown, a bit farther east from Easton's Beach along Memorial Boulevard where the street changes names to become Purgatory Road.

You'll first come to what used to be called Second Beach , with lots of parking and good facilities. It's backed by a private RV camping park across the road.

Just around the corner to the east from Second Beach is what used to be called Third Beach, or Navy Beach, on the eastern side of Sachuest Point, at the mouth of the Sakonnet River.

It's all now known as Sachuest Beach.

The northern portion (Third Beach) may be a bit chilly at any time except July and August, but is a favorite with windsurfers and kitesurfers. More...

Bailey's Beach

Bailey's Beach, at the southwestern end of Bellevue Avenue, is definitely private, except for a small bit with no facilities at the intersection of Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive.

Gooseberry Beach

Gooseberry Beach, on Ocean Drive not far west of Bailey's Beach, is an especially attractive beach, mostly private but with a portion open to the public for a car-parking fee on weekdays, with a lower fee for pedestrians and cyclists. It's framed by nice mansions on either side, and has interesting rock formations. More...

King Park Beach

A very short, narrow strip of rough sand and pebbles next to a sea wall near the children's swings in Newport's King Park is called a beach. It does allow access to the waters of the harbor, though you'll spend most of your time sunning on the grassy lawn behind it. Public toilets are nearby. At least it's near the city center, and free.

South County Beaches

In Newport and Middletown, you're only a short drive from the splendid beaches of South County, Rhode Island. More...

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Sachuest (Second) Beach, Newport/Middletown RI

Above, Sachuest (Second) Beach in early morning, left to the paddleboards, surfers & solo swimmers.

Easton's (First) Beach, Newport RI

Easton's (First) Beach with a solo beachcomber.

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