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Scarborough State Beaches (North and South)

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Address: 970 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-1356
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Rockin' Beach

This is a State Beach and you can either pay daily or get a season pass during the summer. Free at other times. The water is clean and the waves can be alot of fun. The crowd... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Keesar
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Rhode Island
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162 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anywhere else on the beach and it sucks here. This is the beach everyone and their mother goes to. But the north side of the beach is most for those beach house renters or for those who know where to go. No lifeguards, not patrolled, not as crazy busy.

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a State Beach and you can either pay daily or get a season pass during the summer. Free at other times. The water is clean and the waves can be alot of fun. The crowd is generally a younger group. This beach is great for people watching. Food is available during the season. Bathrooms are located in the... More 

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

a huge beach area. large parking areas. pay for parking.concesion stands.bathrooms and changing areas. lifeguards on duty till 6pm. some good waves. beach is kept clean. lots of teens at this beach.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

It's great to walk along the board walk or in the sand. Sometimes it does get a bit windy out there!You can see for miles over to Newport and up the Bay to the bridges and at night the lights from Sakonnet Point and beyond . It is a very special location.

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Delta Junction, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were here off season, but it was still very pleasant to walk along the beach. It is a very beautiful beach.

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This beach really should be listed as one of the top ten beaches. It's stunning. The sand is beautiful, views are amazing and offers a great walk on the rocks as well as the sand.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We have been going to this beach for over 40 years. It is one of the widest and longest beaches in the area. It would be nice if they cleaned the north end of the beach better.

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Thank LynnRI
Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful beach. The season is over so not crowded like in the middle of summer. Many amenities nearby like restaurants, gift shops etc. Excellent vacation spot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

The beach at Scarborough Staye Park is gorgeous. Fine sand, great surf, plenty of parking and facilities close at hand. Lots of benches around for those who don't want to venture down onto the sand, with a nice boardwalk the entire length of the beach. And some benches are under a pavilion-style cover for shade. Very, very nice.

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Upstate NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Even after the major threat of Hurricane Hermine, that never really hit, the beach was clean of debris and garbage. However part of the beach was strewn with seaweed, but it was easily avoided by moving a bit up or down the beach. All locker and changing areas were closed but outdoor showers were available to rinse off. After Labor... More 

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