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Scarborough Beach North and South

870, 970 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI
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Ranked #8 of 17 Attractions in Narragansett
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went to Misquamicut so often we wanted a change since we left our trailer year round in the general vicinity at a place called, "Cards Camps". The sand here was much finer and softer and it was less commercialized. This was many years ago, I am reading that it has become more commercialized now but I will tell you... More

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Albany, NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to the beach every day for a week and it definitely was not one of my favorite places. There was a lot of red seaweed in the water and the lifeguards asked everyone to get out of the water due to high bacteria levels. It is quite rocky when entering the water, so you get pelted with stones... More

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Nice beach with very soft sand, loved how clean the beach was. I think visually, it is very interesting with the shell of an old building and the border of sea grass along that helps to hide the road from view.

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Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

$28 to enter? We figured by getting there late in the day, we would not have to pay as much. Beach was clean, lifeguards on duty. Bathhouse could have been cleaner.

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We really did enjoy swimming in the waves and building sandcastles here. But, despite the "Bring in, bring out" policy, there is a bit of trash on the beach (be prepared to pick up a little extra on the way out!). Dogs are NOT allowed on the beach during the summer season, although it seems that in the mornings and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

There was a strong odor which could have been attributed to low tide or the abundant seaweed. We were relatively close to Black Point so maybe that is why it smelled so bad. It was fun walking the trails and seeing the dark, sparkly sand.

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Syracuse, NY
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice enough place. Good facilities with food options. There was a lot of seaweed from two feet out to about seven yards offshore, but the sand was nice, surf was decent, and water was "warm enough" (70). I would go back, but would not mind checking out other spots. Parking charge is what it is, I guess.

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Las Vegas, NV
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was a lovely, clean, sandy beach and not too crowded at all. People on beach were considerate and friendly. Only problem when we were there was a lot of yucky seaweed in the water--but I guess that's preferable to jelly fish...

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Windsor, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

the beach is always kept clean as well as the facilities. We have vacationed there for many years. It is a great family area.

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Southern MA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My friends were moving out of state and wanted to visit the beach before they moved. This beach is about an hour from my house and I'd always heard good things about it. We arrived fairly late in the day, but parking was still available. We paid $28 for the three of us; this included parking and admission. There were... More

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