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

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My favorite beach in the Northeast US

Easy to get to and a reasonable charge, Scarborough beach in Narragansett is by far the best beach in Rhode Island and beats any beach in CT or MA. It is a fairly deep beach, has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Middletown, Connecticut
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Middletown, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to and a reasonable charge, Scarborough beach in Narragansett is by far the best beach in Rhode Island and beats any beach in CT or MA. It is a fairly deep beach, has a boardwalk and concession stands with bathrooms. Everything is close. There is a picnic area. The water is great and usually gets 4-5 foot... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Scarborough beach is a great beach for all ages but especially for teenage to young adults. Heavier surf and bigger waves then Roger Wheeler beach (Sand Hill Cove). Scarborough North is the original beach and Pavilion dating back to the early 1930’s Scarborough South was added in 1980’s when the state purchased Olivo's and Lido's beaches. Both North and South... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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