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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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Calm quiet beach

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Dave F
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
54 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 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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