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Easton's Beach

175 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840
(401) 845-5810; (401) 845-5800
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Ranked #51 of 66 attractions in Newport
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
Description: One of Newport's popular beaches.
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Dearborn, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Decent surf but windy. $20 to get in on weekends and holidays; ugh. But free after 4pm! Had a great time.

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This may be one of the worst beaches I've been to in a long time. It was crowded, the seagulls were aggressive and searched our bags despite us not having any food, and there was red algae everywhere. When I went in the water, the algae stuck to my legs and was pretty disgusting. On top of that, it smelled... More

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Canton, CT
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30 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Kids loved the waves and soft sand. Lots of brown/red fine seaweed which gets stuck in your bathing suit and is a real pain to remove. However, this seems to be the case at all the RI beaches. This beach has free showers (cold water only) and costs $10 during the week for parking. There were lifeguards on duty which... More

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Trevose, PA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We only admired this beach from afar. We preferred to skip the $10 parking fee and park along a scenic roadway and lay on the rocks further down the road away from the crowd. The water looked too dirty too walk in and swim in; not as inviting as the Jersey beach. We enjoyed looking at the surfers from the... More

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Rhode Island
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We like to walk on and explore beaches off season, when the parking is free (November to end of April) and there are no crowds. This beach has good surf, and there are often surfers in wet-suits. (It IS New England and chilly!) The wind does whip in most days and blowing sand can be a challenge. There is a... More

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Halifax, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Pros: Close to downtown Newport, long sandy beach, very little users Cons: Windy, didn't realize there was beach parking and paid for the meters My first time in Rhode Island took me to the Newport area to visit the history and wonder of this beautiful seaside state. Easton's beach was on my places to go. Nestled between rocky cliff mansions... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Offseason is Oct 1st-Memorial day If you're looking for a place to let your dogs run around and swim go here! It's not a highly populated beach so you dont have to worry about your dogs off leash. Also, the sand is very soft and nice to take a walk on. Don't have to pay to park in offseason. Inseason... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The amenities look amazing at this beach but we didn't stay. We arrived to an unbelievable stench in the air. We were told that sewage had backed up from the pump station across the street and it was running into the swimming water. There are signs that warn you not to let your children play in the water in one... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Couldn't believe it....8/20/13 Have been to this beach in the past and never experienced this..... We arrived early, and was surprised that the beach was not crowded....in fact, it almost looked deserted......we set up our sun shade, chairs and blanket close to the facilities......there was no wind......then we decided to go for a walk on the beach....it was low tide... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
61 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Oh man you gotta love Rhode Island especially Newport and Easton's Beach. I took my family here and my kids had a blast with its rolling waves and scenic views. The really neat thing is that the waves don't get really high and there is an area off the beach where you can get food and buy sun tan lotion.... More

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