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Gooseberry Beach

Newport, RI
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Ranked #28 of 66 attractions in Newport
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
Owner description: Located along the legendary Ocean Drive in Newport, RI, Gooseberry Beach is a private beach club open to the public. Come and enjoy the most beautiful... more » Owner description: Located along the legendary Ocean Drive in Newport, RI, Gooseberry Beach is a private beach club open to the public. Come and enjoy the most beautiful beach in Newport, with its white sand and clear calm ocean waters. Gooseberry is the perfect family beach for swimming, snorkeling or building sand castles. We have chair rentals, changing rooms, and showers for our guests. Open 9-5. Visit Gooseberry Cafe which offers great beach food. « less
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English first
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Gooseberry Beach is fantastic. Beautiful, quite and clean. There are great rock formations that you can swim out to and a nice little concession stand.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is one of the cleanest, most beautiful beaches I've been to in the lower 48. I don't care that it costs $20 to park there. I'm glad it does. There were fewer numbers of people and no riff-raff. There wasn't a single piece of trash anywhere on this beach. The sand was soft and white. The snack shack has... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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264 reviews 264 reviews
92 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We visited on June 26 and the water was very calm. No waves at all to speak of. There was a large amount of dark seaweed both in the water and on the shoreline. We really did not want to swim, as it was impossible to find a spot without the water appearing very dark from the seaweed. The sand... More

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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97 reviews 97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Parking is $20. That's the beginning and end of any complaints about this beach. There are shower and changing facilities, beach toys/umbrellas to rent (reasonable) and a fantastic snack bar with very nice people working there. We've visited this beach close to a hundred times and never had a problem with waiting for parking, particularly since it's off the beaten... More

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Connecticut
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This beach is tucked away on the far side of Newport downhill from the mansions. It's somewhat smaller, but not as exposed to main streets and big crowds like some of the other Newport beaches. Nice rock formations to climb around on. Not even that bad to haul your stuff from the parking lot to the beach.

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We love this little beach, away from the very busy crowded town center. The quiet cove has views of the water and mansions of Newport, is calm and lovely for children, and also boasts a nice little cottage that serves tasty food. It is well worth the parking fee. We look forward to going there whenever we are in Newport.

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New Rochelle, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Perfect crescent shaped, fine white sand and interesting rock outcropping off the beach and you might think you are in Bermuda. This is a beautiful beach and the snack bar is pretty good. As with all newport beaches, it's $20 to park but well worth it.

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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219 reviews 219 reviews
98 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The other reviewers are right on target when they mention the parking, bathroom facilities, changing rooms, and outdoor shower facilities. On Saturday afternoon we had to wait about thirty minutes before we were allowed into parking area. We went to the beach with our 5 year old grandson. During our time there we built a large fort using beach sand.... More

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Acton, MA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

It's $20 to park but that's Newport and once you've made the very short walk from your car to the beach, you'll be glad you paid it. As others have said it's a cove so no rip-roaring waves here but the beach doesn't seem to get as insanely crowded because parking lot is in proportion to the size of the... More

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New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My family didn't come here expecting it to be the best beach. We are used to ocean beaches and knew this was in a cove...so we expected little wave action. I had read some bad reviews and wonder if people realize that there are days at the beach where there are more bugs or the water is extra 'dirty' with... More

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