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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...more
130 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6515
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gooseberry beach is a treasue for family fun. Its located along Ocean Drive and is in a cove like area that is perfect for young children to enjoy the ocean. I found this beach to be very quiet and relaxing.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SuzSylvina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited in late September so the parking and beach were free. Beautiful beach with soft sand. It is quite secluded so if you go during peak season you will have to pay for parking. We went at 9:30 in the morning so there were only...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gina B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped on a somewhat rainy day but the overcast sky did not change how absolutely beautiful this area is. Every view is good enough for a postcard. Great spot to stop and relax.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank lisafP5568UN
Reviewed September 1, 2019

Came in August and there was a nasty red tide. You are not supposed to really swim in that but people were. Of course that's nobody's "fault" just how it was at the time. This beach is also right off the highway which isn't my...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lin S
Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

We had never been to Gooseberry Beach before, and we wanted to take Max’s family from Canada somewhere nice, since they don’t get to go to the beach often. We were pleasantly surprised with the lack of crowds (so different from Second Beach, Misquamicut, or...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank msndt
Reviewed August 22, 2019

You can park along the road to get to this beach. It has gooseberrys all over it hence the name. It is a nice stop to relax.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019

I think I know who Ayaz K. Is talking about the old guy at the gate not Bill [because Bill is awesome] was very rude to us and made us feel like two cents. It's tough enough to pay $25 to park your car and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank john d
Reviewed July 30, 2019

Nice beach but why so much for parking? Also, while we were there, the water was too full of bacteria for swimming. We went up to Bailey's which is very close, instead.

Date of experience: July 2019
4  Thank headachedoctor
Reviewed July 20, 2019

Visiting with family from out of town. Very rude old man who was working was scowling at us the entire time made for a pretty unpleasant experience. Beach itself was decent.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ayaz K
Reviewed July 9, 2019

Gooseberry Beach is the BEST! Still a favorite after 50 years. Wonderful snack stand with the biggest homegrown tomatoes we have ever seen. Beach is pleasant and easy swimming! Enjoy!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Elise S
August 24, 2017|
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Just in off season October - May
August 12, 2017|
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Response from SanDiegoMomma | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, but I am not completely sure.
Sandy C
July 16, 2017|
Response from SanDiegoMomma | Reviewed this property |
There weren't any when we were there.