Explore Newport Rhode Island Beaches & Outdoor Recreation

Large or small, big waves or no waves, Newport beaches have something for everyone. Most beaches charge between $5-$20/day for parking and all are within a 5-10 minute drive of the Inn. Bicycle rental is available here at the Inn for $25 per day. Beach towels are available for use and can be found near the back deck of the Inn.

Newport’s Cliff Walk

In addition to our beautiful beaches, a wonderful way to enjoy coastal views is to take a stroll on Newport’s famous Cliff Walk. The Cliff Walk runs along the eastern shore and provides public access along the Newport shoreline alongside the architectural history of Newport’s gilded age. Come take a walk along this National Recreation Trail in a National Historic District.

  • Located at: Memorial Blvd & Eustis Ave. Newport
  • Season: Year-round

Easton’s Beach (First Beach)

The largest of Newport’s Beaches is Easton’s Beach, also known locally known as First Beach. It’s located on Memorial Boulevard at the beginning of the famous Cliff Walk. Easton’s Beach covers a 3/4 mile long stretch of sand and features a board walk and Atlantic facing surf.

  • Located at: 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840
  • Phone: 401-848-6491
  • Season: Memorial Day – Labor Day
  • Facilities: Restrooms, snack-bar and carousel

Fort Adams State Beach

Fort Adams is a large coastal fortification located at the mouth of Newport’s harbor. The Park is known for annual summer concerts when the jazz and folk festivals draw visitors to the area. In addition, it offers panoramic views, tours of the historic fort, playing in the surf, fishing, boating, soccer, rugby, and picnicking.

  • Located at: Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI 02840
  • Phone: 401-847-2400
  • Season: Memorial Day – Labor Day
  • Facilities: Restrooms and snack-bar

Gooseberry Beach

Gooseberry Beach is located along 10-mile Ocean Drive. The beach provides a quiet place to relax, as it’s set in a cove.The beach is open to the public, however walk-on access is prohibited. You must arrive by bike, scooter, or buy a day pass and park to arrive by car. Passes are for sale at their website and must be purchased in advance.

  • Located at: Ocean Dr., Newport, RI 02840
  • Phone: 401-847-3958
  • Season: Memorial Day – Labor Day
  • Facilities: Restrooms and snack-bar

King Park Beach

Located at the south end of the Newport Harbor Walk, King Park is one of our prettiest parks. It’s perfect for playing ball, swimming, concerts, and sunset walks. There’s also a boat ramp, concessions, picnic tables, grills, and a playground.

  • Located at: Wellington Ave., Newport, RI 02840
  • Phone: 401-846-1398
  • Season: Mid June – Labor Day.
  • Facilities: none

Second Beach / Sachuest Town Beach

Sachuest Beach is known locally as Second Beach. It is a south facing, mile-long beach with good surf and great sand. There’s a concessions stand, restrooms, showers, grills, tables, surfboard rentals and lessons and Del’s Lemonade truck.

  • Located at: 305 Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, RI 02842
  • Phone: 401-849-2822
  • Season: Memorial Day – Labor Day
  • Facilities: Restrooms, shower facilities, snack-bar and picnic area. Lifeguard on duty seasonally.

Additional Outdoor Recreation

Recreation fun goes well beyond the beach! Rent a bike, explore the country-side, hike, drive, or get a tee time to play a round at the local course.

What Our Guests are Saying:

Romantic Mini Honey-Moon – We stayed at the Marshall Slocum Inn as our mini honeymoon… I would highly recommend this inn to anyone visiting the Newport area… The great location of the inn made downtown Newport within a quick walk and points further were a quick trolley ride. The owners were very helpful in helping us plan our day with inside suggestions to help us on our way! Every person needs to walk the Cliff Walk – it was breath taking, but be sure to wear sneakers!” Brian G