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Address: 557 Charlestown Beach Road, Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone Number: 401-364-1222
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it's a beach

it's a beach. it's not spectacular. as i am a local, i avoid the beach most of the year and definitely in the summer. tourists are rude and don't clean up after themselves. dogs... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Ella M
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

it's a beach. it's not spectacular. as i am a local, i avoid the beach most of the year and definitely in the summer. tourists are rude and don't clean up after themselves. dogs are allowed on the beach during off season so be wary of the non-pooper scoopers!

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Henrietta, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The beach was very clean, it was mid spring so the cool air was perfect for our romantic walk along the shore. There was a huge piece of driftwood on the beach that was great for photo ops.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped here briefly driving from Boston to Pittsburgh. The kids played in the water for 15 minutes and we stretched our legs. The beach was beautiful, clean and peaceful. I never considered a beach house in Rhode Island until I was standing there. The town of Charlestown was quiet and calm. We stopped in a few stores and looked... More 

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south sutton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The beach was quite busy that day, a Sunday. We arrived at 4:00 so there was no fee. Hot, sunny day and the crowds started to thin, water was warm,clear, family oriented crowd. Very nice beach, clean, easy to access.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great beach. The views are spectacular. The town beach is kind of small so I often wander off the the more private areas. If you want a spot on the town beach, get there early.

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West Haven, Connecticut
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We've been to this beach twice. It is small and overcrowded. Both times it was overrun with seaweed in the water. Waves collapse on the beach because of the steep slope and there is a painful stretch of moving rocks as you head out past the breakers. The restrooms and parking are actually down the road about 400 feet and... More 

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Springfield ma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We traveled all the way from Western Massachusetts because of what we heard about the waves. This beach allows boogie boards and flotation devices. There aren't any cheeses commercial amusement rides or pricey food stands. The 20.00 entry fee for weekend no residents was a true bargain! Unfortunately there were quite a few jelly fish but that didn't stop my... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Great waves and pretty nice area. They have showers and rest rooms. Usually not crowded. Blah Blah Blah

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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136 reviews 136 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Not commercialized. No food. A decent facility to change in, but the beach is all you need. Plenty of other choices if you want. But this one is my favorite.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

The beach was clean and very nice. The newly renovated beach house is one of the nicest ones I've seen. There were lifeguards on duty that actually had cones in front of their lookout to prevent beach goers from getting in the way, they also did not let beach umbrellas obscure their view of swimmers. Awesome! The beach was crowded... More 

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