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Address: Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI 02842
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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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Better than the rest in that area

We were pretty disappointed with the bad smell at first beach which the locals say is common. We were therefor advised to go to 3rd beach and it was perfect. Small area, some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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New York
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New York
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were pretty disappointed with the bad smell at first beach which the locals say is common. We were therefor advised to go to 3rd beach and it was perfect. Small area, some boats to rent, and best of all clean and no smell.

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Darien, Connecticut
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is one of the nicest beaches I have ever seen. We loved walking on the beach at dusk and in the morning. It is also a great place to watch surfers.

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New Carrollton, Maryland
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105 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Went to third beach with my wife and 3 year old. The sand at this beach is much softer than that at Easton's and Second Beaches. There are also no real waves at this beach so it seems better for kids. The only down side is the water gets deep much quicker than it does at Easton's or Second. Walk... More 

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RHODE ISLAND
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1,221 reviews
288 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

soft white sand,gentle waves,lifeguards,places to change,and nice people. This is a spot people from all over the world come to go to the beach and relax. If you here for a number of days it is best to get a pass. They charge for parking here but not too bad.Try to arrive early as it does get crowded. Near restaurants... More 

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New Hampshire
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99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Take note, some reviews say parking is free. It is not, but $10.00 for the day is reasonable considering there are lifeguards and attendants who monitor the beach for smokers. The water is calm and gradual, so it is great for families. Bring a raft for floating.

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Clifton Park
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 11 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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