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CONNECTICUT BEACHES

NEW LONDON, COUNTY

GRISWOLD, CT
Hopeville Pond State Park, Off of State Route 138, Griswold, CT
Fresh water pond situated in a 500 acre park. Swim, Fish Hike or bike .
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GUILFORD, CT
Lake Quonnipaug, Route 77, Guilford, CT
Phone: 203-245-2785
Fresh water swimming.
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NEW LONDON, CT
Ocean Beach Park, Ocean Ave., New London, CT
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OLD SAYBROOK, CT
Harvey's Beach, Route 154, Old Saybrook, CT
Phone: 860-395-3152
Lifeguards, concession stand, rest facilities, playground. Admission fee.
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NEW HAVEN County

CLINTON, CT
Clinton Town Beach, Waterside Lane, Clinton, CT
Phone: 860-669-6901
Lifeguard. Admission fee.
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MADISON, CT
Hammonasset State Park, Route 1, Madison, CT
Phone: 203-245-1817
This 9923 acre park is the largest beach in Connecticut. Locate on the Long Island Sound shore. Two miles of beach, fishing areas, boating, swimming, and hiking trails. Admission fee.
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MILFORD, CT
Gulf Beach, Exit 39A off I-95, Milford, CT
Phone: 203-783-3280
ADMISSION FEE.
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Silver Sands State Park, Exit 35 off I-95, Milford, CT
Phone: 203-735-4311
Swimming and Fishing. Admision Fee.
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Walnut Beach, Exit 34 off I-95m Milford, CT
Phone: 203-783-3280
Admission Fee.
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NEW HAVEN, CT
Lighthouse Point ParkB Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT
Phone: 203-946-8005
Huge 83 acre park includes swimming, concessions, rest facilities, amusements, bird sanctuary, walking trails. Parking fee.
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WEST HAVEN, CT
Bradley Point Beach, Exit 42 off I-95, West Haven, CT
Phone: 203-937-3651
Admission fee.
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Morse Beach, Exit 42 off I-95, West Haven, CT
Phone: 203-937-3651
Admission fee.
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Oak Street Beach, Exit 42 off I-95, West Haven, CT
Phone: 203-937-3651
Admission fee.
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Sandy Point Beach, Exit 42 off I-95, West Haven, CT
Phone: 203-937-3651
Admission fee.
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Hammonasset State Park, Route 1 Madison, CT * 203-245-1817
The largest beach in Connecticut, Hammonasset stretches along picturesque
Long Island Sound and sits on 923 acres.
The park sports 2 miles of beach, fishing areas,
boating, swimming, and hiking trails. There is a fee to enter the park.
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FAIRFIELD COUNTY

BRIDGEPORT, CT
Seaside Park Beach, Barnum Dyke, Off I-95 at Exit 27
Phone: 203-576-7233
Lifeguard, rest facilities, concession stand, bathhouse. Parking fee.
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DARIEN, CT
Weed Beach, Nearwater Lane, off I-95 at Exit 27
Phone: 203-656-7325
Picnic areas with grills, tennis courts, restr facilities. Parking fee.
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FAIRFIELD, CT
Jennings Beach, South Benson Road, off I-95 at Exit 22
Bathhouse,, concession stand, playground. Parking fee.
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Lake Mohegan, Tahmore Road, off the Merritt Parkway at Exit 15
Phone: 203-256-3010
Lake beach, picnic area with grills.
Admission fee.
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Penfield Beach, Fairfield Beach road, off I-95 at Exit 22
Phone: 203-256-3010
Playground, picnic area with public grills, food concession and restrooms. Parking fee.
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NORWALK, CT
Calf Pasture Beach, Calf Pasture Beach Road, off I-95 at Exit 16
Phone: 203-854-7806
Lifeguards, fishing, concession stand, playground with Miniature golf, softball fields, volleyball, sailboat/windsurf/kayak rentals. Parking fee
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STRATFORD, CT
Long Beach, Oak Bluff, off I-95 at Exit 30N/31S
Parking fee.
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WESTPORT, CT
Sherwood Island State Park, Off I-95 at Exit 18
Phone: 203-566-2305
State park with a huge one-and-a-half mile beach, fishing areas, concession stand, bathhouse. Parking fee.
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MASSACHUSETTS

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GREATER BOSTON BEACHES


BOSTON

Carson Beach
South Boston, MA
617-727-5114
Lifeguard * Restrooms * Free Parking

Constitution Beach
East Boston, MA
617-727-5114
Lifeguard * Food concession * Restrooms * Free Parking

L Street Beach
South Boston, MA
617-727-5114
Lifeguard * Restrooms * Free Parking

Pleasure Bay Beach
South Boston, MA
617-727-5114
Lifeguard * Restrooms * Free Parking

DORCHESTER

Savin Hill and Malibu Beach
Dorchester, MA 617-727-5114
Lifeguard * Restrooms * Free Parking

Tenean Beach
Dorchester, MA
617-727-5114
Lifeguard * Restrooms * Free Parking

WINTHROP

Withrop Beach
Winthrop, MA
617-727-5114
Lifeguard * Restrooms * Free Parking s æ æ æ

 

 

Cape Cod Beaches

BARNSTABLE

Craigville Beach
Craigville Road, Barnstable, MA
Lifeguard * Restrooms * Parking charge

CHATHAM

Harding Beach
Off Route 28, Chatham, MA
Lifeguard * Food concession * Restrooms * Parking charge

DENNIS

Chapin Beach
Route 6A, Dennis, MA
Parking fee.

EAST ORLEANS

Nauset Beach
Routes 6 and 28, East Orleans, MA
Lifeguard * Food concession * Restrooms * Parking charge

EASTHAM

Coast Guard Beach
Off Route 6A, Eastham, MA
Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Lifeguard * Restrooms * Parking charge

FALMOUTH

Surf Drive Beach
Surf Drive, Falmouth, MA
Lifeguard * Food concession * Restrooms * Free Parking

HYANNIS

Kalmus Park
Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA
Lifeguard * Food concession * Restrooms * Parking charge

Veterans Park
Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA
Lifeguard * Food concession * Restrooms * Parking charge

MARTHAÍS VINEYARD

CHILMARK

Menemsha Public Beach
Menemsha Harbor, Chilmark, MA
Lifeguard * Food concession * Restrooms * Parking charge

EDGARTOWN

Bend in the Road Beach
Beach Road, Edgartown, MA
Lifeguard * Restrooms * FREE Parking

Katama Beach
Katama Road
3 miles of beach offer surf on one side and a protected salt pond on the other.
A shuttle bus will take you there from the center of Edgartown.

Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach, Marthas Vineyard
Beach Road off State Road, between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs
2 miles of open coastline beach.

Lighthouse Beach
North Water Street, Edgartown

Chappy Point Beach
Across the harbor from Edgartown Take the Chappaquiddick ferry to gain access to the beach.

Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard

Oak Bluffs Beach
Beach Road
Calm, shallow water beach is ideal for small children.

Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard

Owen Little Way Town Beach (Tisbury Town Beach)
Owen Way Lane

Owen Park and Beach Lake Tashmoo Town Beach
Herring Creek Road, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard

Wasque Reservation on Chappaquiddick
Edgartown, MA
Restrooms * Parking charge

NANTUCKET

Brant Point
Easton Street, Nantucket, MA
free Parking

Children's Beach
Harborview Way, Nantucket, MA
Lifeguard * Food concession * Restrooms * Free Parking

Cisco Beach
Hummock Pond Road, Nantucket, MA
Lifeguard * Restrooms * Parking charge

Eel Point Beach: Remote location on the West end of the North Shore. Lots of Eel grass for great Eel fishing. Nice sunset. Unusual seashells. Caution: It is possible to get stranded under some conditions.
No Lifeguards of food facilities.

Jetties Beach
North Beach Street, Nantucket, MA
Lifeguard * Food concession * Restrooms * Free Parking

*** sMadaket Beach
Madaket Road, Nantucket, MA
Lifeguard * Food Concession * Restrooms * Free Parking

*** Siasconset or Sconset Beach
Located 7 miles east of the town ofNantucket at the end of Heaavy surf * Lifeguards * No food facilities

Surfside Beach
Surfside Road, Nantucket, MA
Lifeguard * Food Concession * Restrooms * Free Parking

NORTH FALMOUTH

Old Silver Beach
Quaker Road, North Falmouth, MA
Lifeguard * Food Concession * Restrooms * Free Parking

PROVINCETOWN

Herring Cove
Route 6, Provincetown, MA
Cape Cod National Seashore.
Lifeguard * Food Concession * Restrooms * Parking charge

SOUTH WELLFLEET

Marconi Beach
Off Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA
Cape Cod National Seashore.
Lifeguard * Restrooms * Parking charge

TRURO

Outer Reach Resort
Located within the National Seashore Park. 12 acres of ocean front views. Pet friendly.
*** Restaurants, pool, tennisbeach trails and ninutes to P-Town.
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WEST DENNIS

West Dennis Beach
Off Route 28, West Dennis, MA
Lifeguard * Parking charge

Town of YARMOUTH

YARMOUTH PORT

Bass Hole/Gray's Beach
Lifeguards, Restrooms, Permitted Picnic Area, Children's playground, Walking trails through cedars and marsh, 865' boardwalk over the marsh, boat ramp and trailer parking. Free parking.
Center Street off of Route 6A in Yarmouth Port

SOUTH YARMOUTH

Bass River Beach
Lifeguards, Concession stand, Restrooms, Fresh water showers, Handi-capped beach access & fishing pier, Public boat ramp and trailer parking, 3 Beach Volleyball courts. Parking fee.
South Street off of Old Main Street and Route 28 in South Yarmouth

Parker's River Beach
Lifeguards, Concession stand, Restrooms, Fresh water shower,
Children's playground. Parking fee.
South Street off of Old main and Route 28 in South Yarmouth

WEST YARMOUTH

Sea Gull Beach
Lifeguards, Concession stand, Restrooms, Fresh water shower, One mile walking beach. Handicap access beach. Parking fee.
Seagull Beach Road off of South Sea Ave and Route 28 in West Yarmouth

 

 

 


NORTH SHORE BEACHES

BEVERLY

Lynch Park * Route 127 Sandy Beach, Bea utiful park and Botanical Garden.
West Beach * Route 127. Beverly Farms sandy beach. Resident sticker parking only.

DANVERS

Sandy Beach * Route 35 to River Street Located on Danvers tidal River.

ESSEX

Centennial Grove * Fresh water beach at the end of Centennial Grove road on Chebacco Lake. Permit parking only.

GLOUCESTER

Cressy Beach * Hough Avenue at Stage Fort Park.
Good Harbor Beach * Off Route 127A. Sandy beach. Concession Stand and Bath House. Parking lot.
Half Moon Beach * Hough Avenue at Stage Fort Park.
Niles Beach * Eastern Point Road. Sandy Beach Resident Parking only. Pavilion Beach * Stacy Boulevard Harbor side sandy beach. Street parking.
Wingaersheek Beach * Off route 128 (Concord Street exit) Follow Atlantic Ave. Sandy shallow beach ideal for children. Restrooms and concessions. Parking fee.

IPSWICH

ARGILLA ROAD, IPSWICH MA
Crane Beach * The Crane Estate "Castle Hill" Great House and Garden Tours * Russels Orchars

CRANE BEACH - Miles of pristine deep white sand. Open daily 8am to sunset. Snack bar, rest rooms and outdoor showers. Parking $10. wekdays, $20 weekends and holidays. 978 356 4351
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Crane Estate "Castle Hill" Tours
Argilla Road, Ipswich. Daily 8am - sunset.
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Russell Orchards, Ipswich
Farm Stand, bakery, donuts and cider, Richardson's Ice Cream, Winery, animals and more.
On the road to Cranes Beach, Argilla Road, in Ipswich. 978 356 5366
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LYNN

Lynn Beach * Lynn Shore Drive Long sandy beach

MANCHESTER-by-the-SEA

Singing Beach * Beach Street. One of North Shore's most popular beaches. Sandy beach . Restrooms and concession stand. Resident Sticker parking only.
Tuck's Point * Route 127 to Harbor Street. A Great park with picnic tables and restrooms. Resident sticker parking only.
White Beach * Route 127 to Ocean Street at Magnolia line. Resident sticker parking only.

MARBLEHEAD

Devereaux Beach * At the causeway to Marblehead Neck. Good Sandy Beach. Restrooms and concession stand. Parking fee.
Golthwait Beach * Adjacent to Devereaux Beach. Polished stone beach. Very little sand. Resident ssticker parking only.

NAHANT

Nahant Beach * Long sandy beach on causeway from Lynn to Nahant. Restrooms. Parking.

REVERE

Revere Beach * Revere Beach Parkway Sandy Beach

ROCKPORT

Back Beach Landing * Beach Street. Small sandy beach.
Cape Hedge Beach *Off Route 127A on Old County Road.
Long Beach *Route 127A Pebble sand. Parking fee.

SALEM

Forest River Park * Several small sandy beaches Large Swimming Pool, bath house and concession stand. Resident Sticker Parking only
Salem Willows Park * Several small sandy beaches Restrooms, amusements and food stands. Free Parking

SALISBURY


Salesbury Beach
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SWAMPSCOTT


Fisherman's Beach * Lynn Shore Drive Sandy Beach Street Parking.
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SOUTH SHORE BEACHES

DUXBURY

Duxbury Beach
Canal Street, Duxbury, MA
Lifeguard * Food concession * Toilet facilities * parking charge

HULL

Nantasket Beach
Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA
Lifeguard * Food concession * Toilet facilities * parking charge

MARSHFIELD

Humarock Beach
Marshfield Avenue, Marshfield, MA
Lifeguard * Restrooms * Parking charge

PLYMOUTH

College and Fering Ponds Myl
es Standish State Forest, Plymouth, MA
Restrooms

Plymouth Beach
Warren Avenue, Route 3A, Plymouth, MA
Lifeguard * Food concession * Restrooms * Parking charge

QUINCY

Nickerson Beach
Quincy, MA
Free parking.

Wollaston Beach
Quincy, MA
Lifeguard * Food concession * Restrooms

SAGAMORE

Scusset Beach
Exit 1 off Route 3, Sagamore, MA
Lifeguard * Food concession * Restrooms * Parking charge

WAREHAM

Onset Beach
Onset Avenue, Onset Village in Wareham, MA * Exit 1 off Rte. 25
Lifeguard * Food concession * Restrooms * Parking charge

WESTPORT

Horseneck Beach State Reservation
Route 88, Westport Point, MA
(508)636-8816
Spread across nearly 600 acres of barrier beach and salt marsh, Horseneck Beach is one of the most popular facilities in the Massachusetts State Forests and Parks system. Located at the western end of Buzzards Bay, the sandy, southwest-facing, 2-mile long beach is breezy all year round, providing excellent wind surfing and a dependable respite from sweltering inland temperatures every summer.
Behind the dunes near Gooseberry Neck (a rocky headland at the eastern end of the Reservation), is a 100-site campground. The combination of ocean beach and estuary habitat makes Horseneck one of the premier birding locations in New England.

 

 

 

Rhode Island Beaches

With over 400 miles of coastline, Rhode Island boasts about having
over 100 public and private beaches.
We list some of the best Beaches in the state.

South County Shore

CHARLESTOWN, RI
Charlestown Town Beach, 557 Charlestown Beach Rd., Charlestown. Fine sand and modest surf. Adjacent to Charlestown Breachway. Season: Memorial Day-Labor Day. Restroom. 401-364-1208 x364.
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East Beach/Ninigret State Beach (state facility) Charlestown East Beach Road, Charlestown. Three-mile long oceanfront beach. No amenities. Lifeguard on duty. 401-222-2632.
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KINGSTOWN, RI
East Matunuck State Beach, (state facility) Succotash Road, South Kingstown. 401-222-2632. Season: Memorial Day-Labor day. Restroom, snackbar.
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Roy Carpenter's Beach 240 CardÍs Pond Rd., South Kingstown. 783-7418. Unspoiled oceanfront beach. Moderate to heavy surf. Snack bar, store, shower facilities and bathrooms. Public is invited.
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South Kingstown Town Beach at Matunuck. Matunuck Beach Road, 401-789-9301. Oceanfront beach. Moderate to heavy surf. Lifeguards on duty. Pavilion, boardwalk, shower facilities, bathrooms, picnic area and playground. Season: Memorial Day-Labor Day. Full handicapped accessibility. Offering all-terrain wheelchair.
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NARRAGNASETT, RI
Narragansett Town Beach, Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. 401-783-6430. Mile-long beach. Moderate to heavy surf. Suitable for surfing. Modern pavilion, rental cabanas, snack bar, shower facilities, picnic areas, restrooms.
sSeason: Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend. Fully handicapped accessible.
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Captain Roger Wheeler State Beach, (state facility) 100 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett. 401-222-2632, 789-8374. Season: May-Labor Day. Locally known as Sand Hill Cove Beach. Popular beach for young children, fully-protected by breakwater. Playground, picnic tables, shower facilities. Snackbar.
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Salty Brine State Beach (state facility), 254 Great Island Road, Narragansett. 401-789-8374. Small beach located close to Galilee docks and several seafood restaurants. Suitable for children because of its location within the three mile long sea wall. Restrooms.
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Scarborough State Beach (state facility) 870 Ocean Rd., Narragansett. 401-222-2632. Moderate to heavy surf. Pavilion with handicapped accessiblility. Restrooms, snackbar.
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WESTERLY, RI
Atlantic Beach * Located at the eastern end of Misquamicut across from water slides and other amusements. Ample parking available. 401-322-0504.
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Blue Shutters Town Beach 469 East Beach Road, Westerly. Family-oriented beach owned and managed by the town. Convenient amenities and lifeguards. 401-364-1206.
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Dunes Park Beach, Atkabtuc Avenue, Westerly. Small beach on the Weekapaug breachway offering full amenities>
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Misquamicut State Beach, (state facility) 257 Atlantic Ave., Westerly. 401-596-9097. Season: Memorial Day-Labor Day. RhodeÍs IslandÍs largest State beach. Open oceanfront beach. Lifeguards on duty. Pavilion with snackbar, showers & restrooms. Facility accessible to people with disabilities.
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Watch Hill Beach, Westerly. Located in downtown Watch Hill. Restrooms, snackbar, lifeguards on duty, antique carousel within a short walk. Limited shortterm on street parking, and paid parking lot spaces within walking distance.
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Block Island


Charlestown Beach Popular with fishing surfcasters. Beach is typically uncrowded and peaceful. No facilities.
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Fred Benson Town Beach ñCrescent Beachî Corn Neck Rd., 401-466-7717. Season: Summer. Snack bar, shower facilities, lifeguards on duty. Restrooms. This is a spectacularly beautiful beach
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Mansion Beach Mansion Beach Rd. ItÍs best to arrive by bike, as limited parking spaces fill up quickly. No facilities.
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Naragansett Bay

BRISTOL, RI
Bristol Town Beach Rte. 114, (Asylum Rd.) 401-253-7000. Season: Spring, Summer & Fall. Restroom, snackbar. Lifeguards on duty.
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JAMESTOWN, RIMackerel Cove / Jamestown Town Beach Beavertail Rd., Jamestown. 401-423-7260. Season: Mid June-Labor Day. Restrooms. Lifeguards on duty. Open to the public.
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LITTLECOMPTON, RI
South Shore Beach South Shore Rd., Little Compton. 401-635-9974. Lifeguards on duty. Picnic tables, restrooms.
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MIDDLETOWN, RI
Atlantic Beach Memorial Blvd., Middletown. 401846-2119. Season: May-Sep. Restrooms.
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NEWPORT, RI
Easton's Beach/First Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport. 401-848-6491. Season: Memorial Day weekend-Labor day weekend. Restroom, snackbar, carousel.
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Fort Adams State Park (state facility), Harrison Ave., Newport. 401-847-2400. Restrooms, snackbar.
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King Park, Wellington Ave., Newport. 401-846-1398. Restrooms, grills, lifeguard on duty.
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PORTSMOUTN, RI
Sandy Point Beach Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth. Season: Memorial Day-Labor day. Restrooms, snackbar.
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SACHUSET, RI
Second Beach/Sachuset Town Beach 305 Sachuset Point Rd., Middletown. 401-849-2822. Snack bar, picnic area, lifeguards on duty, restrooms, shower facilities.
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TIVERTON, RI
Fogland Beach/Tiverton Town Beach Fogland Rd., Tiverton. 401-625-6780. Restroom.
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WARWICK, RI
Conimicut Point Beach, Point Ave., Warwick. 401-738-2000 x6806. Restrooms.
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Goddard Memorial State Park (state facility), Beach Ives Rd., Warwick. 401-884-2010. Restrooms, snackbar.
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Oakland Beach, Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick. Bay inlet beach. Restrooms.
Lifeguard on duty.
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