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Sachuest Beach (Second Beach)

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Address: 474 Sachuset Point Road, Middletown, RI 02842
Activities: Swimming
Description: One of Newport's most popular beaches.

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quiet,lovely beach

This is a lovely,small beach with adequate parking. Within walking distance are hotels and great eating places. You are also not far from the Tennis Hall of Fame and many shops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
STEVENR08
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is a lovely,small beach with adequate parking. Within walking distance are hotels and great eating places. You are also not far from the Tennis Hall of Fame and many shops are also within walking distance. The beach itself,is clean and well sheltered. Great views also of some of Newports beautiful houses.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Apart from the parking fee of $10 on weekdays or $20 Holiday/weekends, there is nothing to not love about this place. Great snack bar, combed soft sand, moderate surf at one end, flat cove on the other. The sandy bottom is under 4 feet deep for at least 100 yards at high tide and more like 200 yards at low... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is our go to beach. On one end where the big climbing rocks are is where the surfer's do their thang. During the summer season there are usually boards to rent and lessons to take. For swimmer's only go to the opposite end of the beach, it is less crowded and often has less seaweed. There is usually a... More 

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Frisco, TX
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Second beach is a long broad beautiful beach with surfing possible on one end. It is packed in the summer but winter beach walks on an empty beach are very relaxing.

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Northfield, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Liked the broad expanse of beach for a good walk. Convenient and plentiful parking. Didn't 'dislike' anything.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We walked along the shore although it was in November not December. It's a great beach to go to in the summer. It does have a fee ( I believe to park & enter) but there was no fee in the colder months we parked & just walked along the beach. It's beautiful & pristine. In the summer this beach... More 

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Rhode Island
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129 reviews 129 reviews
27 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The best part of going off season is the free parking and lack of crowds. I believe it costs $20 per car on weekends during the summer. The beach is great for walking and your dogs are welcomed this time of year. The beach is still clean and you can get a nice long walk in with beautiful scenic views.... More 

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Stow, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Well, just tow hours from Boston, Newport offers the Mansion tours, national sailing events, many restaurants and a beautiful coastal setting. Have been here a few times but 1st time in the fall. Came to watch friends run the Newport Marathon and couldn't have asked for a prettier course or better day. Most of the course hugs the coastline na... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

When we were there (mid-september), the bathrooms and everythng else was locked up and boarded up. There was a port-a-john. Pretty place, not crowded in September.

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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We always try to hit Sachuest (Second ) Beach a couple of times during our annual RI vacation. We come here after Labor Day when it's not too crowded, parking is free and the water is still quite warm ( not numbingly cold like Maine! ). It is a great place for walking, snoozing and reading a good book. This... More 

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