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Address: , Newport, RI
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Activities: Swimming
Description: Located along the legendary Ocean Drive in Newport, RI, Gooseberry Beach...
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.
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Wonderful Beach

While in Newport, we were first going to go to Easton beach, but discovered this beach while researching. This beach in passing looks private, but is public. What a nice find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Haverstraw
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Gooseberry Beach is clean and beautiful. Parking is easily accessible to the beach. It is a great place to swim or relax in the sun. Of the many beaches in RI, this is one of the best.

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Branford, Connecticut
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Love this beach. It is clean, the sand is smooth and there are no big waves that would prevent me from taking my toddler in the water. There are clean bathrooms, showers and a great snack bar. At low tide lots of people walk out and climb up on large rocks. My son loves it there. Can't wait to go... More 

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Lockport, New York
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Super beach! Intimate cove. Small waves. Cute little crabs on the bottom. Staff is wonderful. Chair and umbrella rentals were reasonable. A great contrast to Sachuest/Second Beach.

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New Jersey
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

While in Newport, we were first going to go to Easton beach, but discovered this beach while researching. This beach in passing looks private, but is public. What a nice find. This beach is smaller and just as beautiful. There is a snack stand (good food) hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, etc, and bathrooms. You can also rent chairs and... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

While traveling with my husband, we met friends with kids in Newport. I offered to take the kids to the beach and eagerly everyone accepted my offer :) So, I took these 5 kids (ages 5 - 14) to Gooseberry Beach. Great beach for these kids in this age range. I didn't know what to expect with my "babysitting" beach... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Although I find this as average, it is excellent for families with children. It is the favorite of most Newport's. The waves are very mild and/or non existent. There are different porches with wicker chairs. Food is available to purchase. The bathrooms are super clean.

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Campinas, SP
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68 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

What can I say about this place... I visited it even during winter season. It is a very relaxing location and great for family and friends. During evening or at sunset the place is special for romantic walks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Best place in the world. Would spend every day of my life here if I could. Women of the snack shack nicest people I've met. Clean beach, lovely staff snd very safe.

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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A little off the beaten path but this place is a hidden gem if your looking to relax and enjoy the sun and view. I've never seen it too crowded like first and some of those other popular beaches. Only downfall is no activities here but it's the place to be for peace and quiet on the water.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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102 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went here with my wife on a sunny and pleasant Tuesday morning and afternoon in mid August. There is definitely a much more laid back and relaxing feeling here as opposed to much larger and busier beaches. The water is much calmer here so younger kids were able to play in the water with a little more peace of mind... More 

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