Best Rhode Island Beaches

We spend our days (and nights) exploring Rhode Island Beaches. I’m a native Rhode Islander and I spent so many summer days at different beaches as a kid around the state. Having my 5 kids now, it’s one of my favorite family activities to do with them. Now that they’re older it’s even easier to go to the beach with them because they can all swim. Not to mention, it’s just a fun time together. I’m excited to share some of the best Beaches in our state with YOU to check out.

Rhode Island Beaches

Best Beaches in RHode Island

Rhode Island Beaches

Scarborough State Beach

Scarborough State Beach is a public recreation area fronting the Atlantic Ocean in the town of Narragansett, Rhode Island. The state park occupies 60 acres comprising two units located at 870 and 970 Ocean Road. The beach offers saltwater bathing, picnicking, observation tower, and boardwalk. State park in Narragansett, Rhode Island

Barrington Beach
Barrington Beach is a beach located in Barrington, Rhode Island, United States. It has 4 acres of beachfront overlooking Narragansett Bay. The length of the shore is 700 feet. It is located in the East Bay region of Rhode Island.
Salty Brine State Beach
Salty Brine State Beach is a public recreation area occupying slightly more than one acre of ocean shore in the village of Galilee, town of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Established in 1954 as Galilee State Beach, it was renamed in 1990 to honor broadcaster Salty Brine. 254 Great Island Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882

Misquamicut State Beach

Misquamicut State Beach is a seaside public recreation area in the town of Westerly, Rhode Island. It occupies a portion of Misquamicut Beach, a 3-mile-long barrier island that extends westward from Weekapaug to Watch Hill and separates Winnapaug Pond from the Atlantic Ocean. 257 Atlantic Ave, Westerly, RI 02891

Charlestown Breachway

Charlestown Breachway State Beach is a seaside public recreation area on Block Island Sound in the town of Charlestown, Rhode Island. Charlestown Beach Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 

Roger W. Wheeler State Beach

Roger W. Wheeler State Beach  is a public recreation area covering 27 acres on Block Island Sound in the town of Narragansett, Rhode Island. The area offers picnicking, ocean swimming, and a playground. 100 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett, RI 02882 

Easton’s Beach

Local Newport public beach offering seasonal events, a carousel, rental cabanas, facilities & a snack bar. 175 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840

Gooseberry Beach

Gooseberry Beach is a beach located in Newport, Rhode Island off Ocean Drive. It is a private beach, but also open to the public. The beach is located between Bailey’s Beach and Hazard’s Beach. 130 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840

Second Beach

Stretch of shore luring locals and vacationers alike with well-kept sand and plenty of parking. 130 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840

Third Beach

Sandy summertime beach offering a boat launch, lifeguards & a picnic area, plus free parking. 3rd Beach Rd, Middletown, RI 02842

Watch Hill Beach

This small beach lies behind the antique Flying Horse Carousel in the heart of Watch Hill. It is popular with families and has a bathhouse. 151 Bay St, Westerly, RI 02891

Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach, located on Block Island, is an hour-long ferry ride from Point Judith. This beach is one of the most photographed in Rhode Island. There are long stretches of white sandy shore from the east coast at Old Harbor to Clay Head.

Narragansett Beach

Narragansett Town Beach is a classic New England Saltwater Coastal Beach front that offers some of the best, cleanest and accessible beach conditions for the residents and tourist in New England with attendance up to 10,000 patrons per day. Located in the center of town, the beach offers ample parking in the North, South, West and Cabana parking areas along with food, restrooms, first-aid office, surfing area and a beautiful sandy beachfront. The total beach acreage is approximately 19 acres.

Oakland Beach

Oakland Beach is a neighborhood located in the South Central area of Warwick, Rhode Island, on Greenwich Bay, a tributary of Narragansett Bay. In the late 1800s, Oakland Beach was the site of the camp ground for the six day annual training encampment of the Rhode Island Militia.

These are the Rhode Island Beaches that jump out to me the most. There are definitely more, but I’ll tell you what – if you want to go to the beach you can’t go wrong with ANY of these options. You will have fun, enjoy the water and the sand. It’s all about relaxing and just having the best time you can have at the beach. I’m always so impressed at our beaches here because they truly are such a gem.

Rhode Island Beaches are something to visit and something to capture! If there’s a beach that I missed that you feel is an absolute must see and must visit, drop me a comment below or email me! I feel that one of the best things about the beaches here is that they are big and small. Rhode Island beaches are phenomenal because there’s something for everyone.

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Best Rhode Island Beaches was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Audrey McClelland
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  1. I have never been to Rhode Island but it looks so beautiful. Nice beaches to take the family

  2. I have family in Rhode Island. I need to check out one of these beaches. Thank you for sharing.