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Address: Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI 02842
Activities: Swimming
Description: Calm waters and a wide sandy area make this a favorite spot for families...
Calm waters and a wide sandy area make this a favorite spot for families with children.
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Worth the trip!

We took our sons (many years ago) to Third Beach, and this time, just my gorgeous wife and I rode our bikes there from our hotel in Middletown, after taking the Ocean Drive road... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Clifton Park
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Clifton Park
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We took our sons (many years ago) to Third Beach, and this time, just my gorgeous wife and I rode our bikes there from our hotel in Middletown, after taking the Ocean Drive road which is worth seeing too. We ended up riding 90 miles while on this trip, and when we went past Bailey's, Easton Beach, Second Beach and... More 

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Princeton
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My favorite beach. It never seems crowded and is a nice place to relax and Read. The water is calm and I Always enjoy watching the kayakers. .

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

On the river so no waves. Boat ramp area offers kayak rentals. Parking is somewhat tight but usually not a problem. No facilities beyond porta-johns.

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Long Island NY
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Not good for small children, the surf was rough when we were there in March, maybe it calms down in summer, but what a beautiful long beach!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Not a lot of waves. A nice place to paddle board. There are not many waves here so it is perfect for little ones. There are also quite a few hermit crabs for study. Many folks who seek a quieter and calmer beach locale this is the place for you.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This whole area is so beautiful...walk along the beach any time of the year and enjoy wonderful aroma of the ocean....this beach is great for families with little ones as it is not a huge beach. Boat ramp and kayak rentals available here. Abuts wildlife refuge...in the eve deer roam all over this area. Just a wonderfully scenic spot on... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great beach for families with small children. The ocean water is protected by Sachuetts Point (a great place to hike), there is a gentle grade, the sand is white and clean. It is a "pack it in, pack it out" beach, no garbage cans and only porta potties. There is an easy boat launch area at the far end of... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

At the end of Third Beach Road is Third Beach! It is a local beach where families traditionally take the little ones every year..but it is not just for kids, It is calm clean and a local beach that is paled by First and Second Beach but none the less a great spot. You can wind sale and boat launch... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Third Beach is so great on the Sacconett River faces North East and is a calm place on a summers day to sit in a quiet setting and watch the birds fly boats sail and the swimmers swim no wind no crowd except on the weekends.

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Millville, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Haven't visited this in the summer but appears there is a boat launch and could also be used to launch kayaks. We spotted a snowy owl after a tip from a local we met on the Sachuest Wildlife Refuge trail.

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Address: Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI 02842
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Middletown

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