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Third Beach

Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI 02842
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Middletown
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
Description: Calm waters and a wide sandy area make this a favorite spot for families with children.
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English first
Middletown, Rhode Island
2 reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Middletown, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I love this quiet beach tucked away among the wetlands, especially for off-season reflective walks with my dog. The combination of the rich birdlife of the marsh sanctuary, the pretty scene of anchored boats, and the variety of shells for beachcombing make this a special place.

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Albany, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Agree with many of the other posters. This is the best beach we have found for small children in Newport. We are just back from our 3rd summer vacation and the beach seemed especially clean this year. I am not sure if they combed it every night or if we were just lucky but it was spotless. Kids are able... More

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Manama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Clean white sand, inner beach so little surf, gentle slope into the water, so great for families with small kids or older folks who have to be a little careful. There is a small shop that sells snack lunches, drinks etc and a public toilet at one end. I think the beach is cleaned each morning and there are lifeguards.

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Albany, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
48 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

no need to go to third when there are so many better spots. It was dirty and desolate in a bad way. kokokokokokokokokokokokokokokokokokokok

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Hoboken
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We went to the harbor-side of Third Beach (where the boats are moored). The surf was 100% flat and it was very crowded, especially given the 4th of July weekend. We went early, but the parking lot on the other side of Third Beach (which has surf and is much larger) was full. I would recommend leaving extra early to... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is also a wonderful beach ... wild water walks and lots of fun for families. Pack a picnic or take many $1s to grab a bite or two. Something about third beach that takes away one's breath. I watched a hurricane once at this beach. Amazing - until we had to evacuate!

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