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Gooseberry Beach

Address: Newport, RI
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Ranked #28 of 62 Attractions in Newport
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming
Owner description: Located along the legendary Ocean Drive in Newport, RI, Gooseberry Beach is a private beach club...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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 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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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NEW YORK,NEW YORK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Spent the day at this beach very scenic and family friendly especially for little ones to play in sand in water. Lagoon like feel no strong waves. Kisses love the rocks to climb on.

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New York City, New York
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651 reviews 651 reviews
203 attraction reviews
1,696 helpful votes 1,696 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

This beach is protected by two jetty like rock formations and and an area beyond where the waves break. This makes for calm waters. The beach itself has an extensive area that is covered with seaweed. The water itself is also full of seaweed making swimming difficult. When I went in the water was murky. The beach itself is OK.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I have been to beaches in Nassau, California, Maine, Mass,...... This beach is dirty! They also charge 20.00 to park and we paid 21.00 for two chairs and a umbrella. The view was nice but overpriced!

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Absolutely loved this beach! Small, clean, and had concessions with bathroom, outdoor showers and private changing rooms. The burgers were delicious! Ice cream and ices as well. Great for the kids and adults! Perfect for swimming and minimal sea weed!

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Middelfart, Denmark
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95 reviews 95 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I love this little gem of a beach. It is located in a small lagoon with a reef taking the worst waves from the Atlantic Ocean. The beach itself is beatiful with white sand and the water relatively shallow with good sand bottom. There is some seaweed longer out, but you can avoid it. As a fun bonus it has... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I had the pleasure to be able to visit this private beach only because my daughter knew somone. Cute little beach and out of the towns busy streets.

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Bonus, they rent chairs, umbrellas and have kayaks to use included in the $20 fee for access which is great for those who are traveling and want to be comfortable on the beach without spending a fortune. The fee is about the same you would pay if you have out of state plates on your car at any other beach.... More 

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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