|Newport RI Beaches|
Newport RI Beaches - Public
Newport, RI is known for its many beautiful and unspoiled fine sand beaches and surrounding nature areas. Three of the area's beaches lie in a row, separated by peninsulas of land and rock that jut out into the sea. As a result, many local people refer to the beaches as 1st, 2nd and 3rd. They are noted below to help you get to the right beach when you're here!
Newport's Easton's Beach (1st Beach)
Newport's largest beach and recreation area. Only area beach that has a carousel, aquarium, rentable beach houses and food concession area. Great for kids and families. At the end of the beach, a popular outdoor restaurant and patio bar (Atlantic Beach Club)offers guests drinks,food and live music on weekend afternoons. Parking fees range from $10 on weekdays to $20 on weekends/holidays and season passes are $40 for residents / $80 for nonresidents. About a 15-minute walk from downtown Newport or a 5-minute bike or taxi ride.
Newport's Bailey's Beach
This is a very small beach located at the intersection of Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive. Accessible only by foot or bike, it is a great place to stop on a bike ride and relax and watch the surf. The larger area of the beach past the rocks is private and part of the Spouting Rock Beach Association. FREE. About a 15-minute bike ride from downtown Newport or a 10-minute taxi ride.
Newport's Gooseberry Beach
Located just beyond Bailey's Beach on Ocean Drive, Gooseberry is a great family beach because it lies in a protected area away from high surf. Fees are $20 for parking or $250 for season pass. About a 15-minute bike ride from downtown Newport or a 10-minute taxi ride.
Middletown Public Beaches
Middletown's Sachuest Beach (2nd Beach)
This is the largest beach in the area and boasts the greatest surf, fine sand, concession area with food, bathrooms and showers. Popular with both families and singles, this beach abuts the Norman Bird Sanctuary and Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Parking fees range from $10 on weekdays to $20 on weekends/holidays and season passes are $70 for residents / $140 for nonresidents. About a 15-minute bike ride or 5-minute car/taxi ride from downtown Newport.
Navy Beach (3rd Beach)
Situated on the other side of Sachuest Point lies Third Beach, a favorite of windsurfers and families. Set in a cove, expect to find low surf at this beach with just the right wind offshore for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Parking fees range from $10 on weekdays to $20 on weekends/holidays and season passes are $70 for residents / $140 for nonresidents. About a 20-minute bike ride or 10-minute car/taxi ride from downtown Newport