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Sachuest Beach (Second Beach)

474 Sachuset Point Road, Middletown, RI 02842
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Middletown
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
Traveler Description: Sachuest Beach (known to locals as Second Beach) is the second in a string of beaches just outside of Newport, in nearby Middletown.  There is a... more »
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Redding, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is by far the best beach in Newport, RI area. We have gone here for the past 23 years and have never been disappointed. It is just beautiful and quiet, just a wonderful time at the beach!

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Branford, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Overall better Sand, Water, Beach than Easton's Beach. Most notably no Red water/sand. Minutes Away.

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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Scenic beach. The beach did have a lot less red tide than Easton Beach and First Beach. The snack bar had glacially slow service, and the food was overpriced. I ordered a regular size soft drink for $3. There wasn't any proper fitting lids. When I asked for a straw, I was told that "for enviromental reasons, there weren't any... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you're looking to get away from the overcrowded First Beach (Easton) tourist scene, Second Beach will do the trick. The parking fills quickly; you'll want to get there around 11 at the latest. For boarders or sunbathers this is an excellent spot. Soft sand, limited rocks, great surf and accessible snacks and portajohns, you're set for the day with... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Perfect beach for families or anyone for that matter - clean, warm water, decent surf for boogie boards , soft sand, nice views.... Only complaint is snack bar which features moderately expensive food that is bad but who goes to the beach for snack bar!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the only beach we come to and we are from the Norfolk county area. Been coming for years and will continue. It's a little piece of heaven. Great parking, snack bar and bathroom/ changing facility!!! No place better than 2nd beach !!!

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Boston, MA
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Second beach is beautiful! The view is lovely in all directions, the sand and surf are excellent, and the atmosphere is calmer than at First Beach. It is more suitable for teens and adults, though there are young children there, too. Along that vein, there is no carousel, playground, aquarium, or indoor plumbing as on First Beach, but it does... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Loved this beach. Not too crowded on a Sunday, and parking was easy. There is a drink/snack sand right at the entrance. Bathrooms/changing stalls are all well kept, and the shower area. Definitely a great beach to hang out at in the summer, especially if you are visiting the Newport area.

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This beach is clean and hasn't been crowded any of the times that I have been there. Parking is good. There are lots of surfers to watch. Just watching and listening to the waves crashing is worth the trip. We usually stroll along the beach. You can walk to Purgatory Chasm from the beach. It is nice to go to... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Perfect off season beach for walking your dog, not crowded at all, parking was no problem, other dogs were friendly, and we plan to return often when we come back.

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