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Oakland Beach

Address: Oakland Beach Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886
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Ranked #9 of 17 Attractions in Warwick
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors

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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

First of all I cannot stand the Oakland Beach area. It used to be summer shacks that people made permanent housing. The beach is nothing special it is small and dirty. Every time it rains the beach is closed because of high bacteria. You have to be careful to check the department of health reports I consider the area a... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you like standing in a slow moving line for a bag of clam cakes and a cup of chowder with more potatoes than clams this place is for you. Iggys has worked hard to destroy the competition by the surrounding restaurants by preventing them from offering sidewalk service. It is an institution in Oakland Beach but if you make... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The area is an area that you want to avoid. In the 1930's and 1940's it was summer shacks for people to have a place to go to escape the triple decker's (tenements) of Providence. If it the area still was like that it would be fine. Now that the houses are permanent housing, the area is a ghetto. The... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Te beach is small but nice. Contrary to other reviews it was clean. Methinks those flat landers are spoiled by New England's clean beaches- Stay outta New Jersey.

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Goodyear, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Loved area got wet, laid out had lunch @ top of the bay. The food their was awesome too. Had also had Dodge Charger rental took the scenic route around beach. I also loved the colonial beach houses.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Small but good for a short stay for the day if you are by an airport hotel - little too much seaweed

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Dublin, Ireland
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lovely beach, great atmosphere during summer, always seems to be something going on. Car shows on Tues evenings. Beautiful sunset around 7/7.30pm in June. Fab playground for children. Great way to spend time.

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Windham, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nice proximity to the beach, affordable, great service BUT...if you've had seafood elsewhere in NE this one is not in the same league. The seafood platter is a meal for two but the whole-belly clams are small, the scallops are those less expensive bay scallops (not the sea scallops) and the fish is cod and not the more flavorful haddock.... More 

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Sussex, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a popular beach great for families. A nice park and playground is in the vicinity along with a lot of restaurants around for everyone.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We went to Oakland beach on our recent trip to Rhode Island. We only had a couple hours and were glad that we decided to drive out. The beach was nice and clean and had plenty of parking. Also, there were some great little restaurants right on the beach. The locals were all very friendly and helpful. There was a... More 

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