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Address: Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI 02842
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Calm waters and a wide sandy area make this a favorite spot for families...

Calm waters and a wide sandy area make this a favorite spot for families with children.

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Clean and secluded beach

This is the least crowded beach in Newport if there is such a thing in the summer time. It is off the beaten path. There are never high waves, that's why probably it isn't that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
Alisa S
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Newport, Rhode Island
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Newport, Rhode Island
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is the least crowded beach in Newport if there is such a thing in the summer time. It is off the beaten path. There are never high waves, that's why probably it isn't that popular.

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Thank Alisa S
east coast
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

As a local, I find this beach to be my favorite for its quiet location, and clean sand. I like to walk along the shore in the late afternoon when the beach is mostly deserted. Due to its calm water, it's favored by those w/small children and far less crowded than nearby First and Second beaches. .

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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307 reviews
172 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We loved Third Beach. The beach is very clean and the water had no rocks or shells in it, which most beaches do, so there was none of the annoyances of the first handful of feet being a problem. The parking is pretty stiff at $25, but I guess everything is a trade off.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Love this beach. Location is great. Beautiful. Family beach. Not crowded dirt the week, but weekends can be a little more,just need to be early. We would get to the beach by 10 and spend the day and kids LOVED!! All about the not of the family and beauty at the same time What more could one same for?

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Thank Michelle F
New Canaan, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

A medium sized beach, with calm water. Perfect for little ones or anyone who does not care for big waves. It was nice to look out on the mooring field of boats, very pretty. There is also a snack shack down the beach (didn't go but was nice to know it's there) which is open to all. Porta Potties are... More 

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Thank Frogger86
Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This beach was perfect for my 6 year old who still isn't that confident in big waves. Not crowded sandy beach with lots of shells and little to no seaweed. It is a private beach so if its busy with residence who have passes they might not let you park in the lot.

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Thank Wendy H
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I wish we knew there was a volleyball tournament going on that weekend because the price to park was outrageous especially for the limited space that was available on the beach due to numerous areas being blocked off for Volleyball nets and etc... I think it should have been advertised more on the radio with signs leading to the beach... More 

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Thank Sheila J
Erie, Pa
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This beach was a lot less crowded than 1st or 2nd, and the water was much calmer. It was a great introduction to the ocean for our 5 and 8 year olds. Very pretty and peaceful. Fairly clean, with tons of shells to find. No real amenities, no bathrooms, no snack bar. There is a place to rent kayaks and... More 

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Thank winkibat
Middletown, Rhode Island
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74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

If your visiting the Newport area and want a beach that's not as busy as the larger beaches check out Third Beach, especially if you have small children. It's not ocean front at the beginning of the Seakonnet River. Therefore you don't have surf, but you do have to watch the tide and drop off which changes during the day... More 

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Littleton, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I have a family of 3 children (twin 4-yr olds and a 2 yr old) who loved this beach which they re-titled "seashell beach." Due to the location, the water is very flat with no waves which made entry easy for my kids who are still learning to swim. It also made it a good beach option on one particularly... More 

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