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Address: 870, 970 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI
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Activities: Swimming

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Ever since the state of RI "closed" down these beaches it has been accessible in all seasons. No crowds even I summer but don't tell anyone, we like it this way. Not as close to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ever since the state of RI "closed" down these beaches it has been accessible in all seasons. No crowds even I summer but don't tell anyone, we like it this way. Not as close to downtown as Narragansett Beach but close enough to favorites such as Aunt Carrie's and Spain.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

On of the largest beaches around with good surf and a fair amount of facilities. If you like the kind of big beaches that southern California is famous for this is about as close as we get. Lots of great restaurants in the area as well.

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Lutherville MD
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

There is a wide, clean beach, pavilion, and cool ruins to explore. Tide pools along the beach, although I didn't get a chance to explore in the rain.

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

They don't charge by the person like Narragansett does. They just charge by the car. Some people pay a little more and bring campers for the day. Lots of day time cookouts with their own portable tents set up on the large lawn areas.

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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
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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17 reviews 17 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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