Summer in Newport is winding down making way for Fall, but there’s still time to enjoy the beach! Newport has various beaches to satisfy any ocean lover. While there are a few private beaches around town, most beaches are open to the public.
First Beach – Also known as Easton’s Beach is located just a mile from our Newport Inn. It’s located on Memorial Boulevard, where you can also find the beginning to Cliff Walk. This is one of the more popular beaches and has a snack bar, carousel, skate park and gift shop. Many events take place on the beach such as concerts and volleyball tournaments. Parking costs between $10 and $20 and metered street parking is available.
Second Beach – Also known as Sachuest Beach, this beach is located in Middletown, next to the Norman Bird Sanctuary. This is a quieter beach with less seaweed and better waves for surfers. There is a snack bar and Del’s Lemonade available. Parking is between $10 and $20.
Third Beach – Third Beach is past Second Beach in Middletown. This is a small beach but is very peaceful and offers calm waters without many waves. It’s a good spot for wind surfing and there’s also a public boat ramp. Parking is between $10 and $20.
Gooseberry Beach – Gooseberry Beach is located along Ocean Drive and is set back in a cove so there aren’t many big waves. Many families come to enjoy this beach. The beach club here is private, but food can be purchased at the Gooseberry Café. Parking is $20.
Reject’s Beach – This beach is a public section at the end of Bailey’s Beach, which is a private beach. This beach is only accessible by walking or biking so it is usually less crowded.