Beautiful views of Jamestown and Newport Bridges on a clear day in the distance, a path along beach, 2-3 good restaurants, playground.
nice beach, but wayyyyy better ones in the state. Narragansett beach is 20 times better. Oakland Beach area outside of the beach is one of the scummiest areas of Warwick. Stay at the beacg and restaurant area and the place is fine. but very easy to find much nicer beaches in RI, and the size of the state makes everything... More
I love Oakland Beach. It's a great place for lunch at Iggy's and just a nice place to stroll along the bay. I go there many times when visiting RI.
Avoid Marleys for food. Not there strong point. The others are good.Top of the Bay has good food and wonderful views! Marleys is ok for drinks on the patio. Iggy's is a R.I. Icon. Get there befor mealtime. The line can get long!
Just keep driving up Rt.95 to Cape Cod or Northern New England...RI is a ripoff from beach admissions, to many restaurants, to parking, to excessive taxes on rooms and meals. Oakland beach is a microcosm of RI...You'd be lucky if your car wasn't broken into, vandalized, or stolen. Save your dough and spend it elsewhere.
In it's heyday, Oakland Beach was a large fantastic beach resort and amusement park, with ferris wheel, merry-go-round, lots of arcades, souvenir shops, candy/ice cream shops and lots of restaurants, not to mention a lovely beach with beach homes lining the sand. After 2 devastating hurricanes, it is barely recognizable. The beach homes are all washed away and the amusement... More
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