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“Park at Sam's”

Misquamicut State Beach
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Owner description: Rhode Island's largest and most popular beach will be handicap accessible.
Latham, New York
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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Park at Sam's”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is a great beach. We park at Sam's. $20 for the day and they have showers, changing rooms, and a snack bar. Get there early though because the lot fills fast. It's only a few steps from the parking lot to the beach so you can go back and forth to your vehicle throughout the day. You don't have to haul everything with you in one trip. Wonderful, sandy beach and gental waves. Great for kids or adults. There is also a small water park across the road if you are looking for something besides just swimming and chilling at the beach. Not sure about the comments about it being rocky. Soft sand and a few shells and pebbles right at the water line.

Visited August 2013
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Albany, New York
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice area to visit”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We had a nice visit to the beach. Parked at Paddys to get use of their amenities. was$20 which was the same as the state parking last year. last year the waves were fantastic. This visit, not so great. there were thousands of small jellyfish throughout the beach and water. It got so bad late in the day we could feel it all around our ankles when we tried to go in. kids around had fun catching the larger ones that can sting but just wasn't enjoyable. Hopefully they will clear out soon. last year we went in early August and it was clear then. all in all a nice state beach.

Visited August 2013
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Coventry, Connecticut
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105 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Beach”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

The beach was crowded but clean. Get there early to avoid traffic and parking hassles. If you park at the public beach try to walk down to the Andrea or Paddies for good food and drinks. Check the traffic on Route 78 which can back up for a long time if you come later in the morning. There are many alternative routes that will get you around it.

Visited August 2013
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San Jose, California
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253 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
“Probably the worst beach I've been to.”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

28 dollars for out of state cars! That's all I need to say. It's pretty much criminal. You'd think after this price the showers would be free. No such luck!
the beach is quite rocky and hurts to walk barefoot.
The announcements are interpolatable and they list all the things you cannot do. They should list the things you can do cause that would be a much shorter list.

Visited August 2013
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Germantown, New York
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great beach”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We visited on our vacation and this beach is beautiful. The bath houses are clean and the beach is clean. We are out of staters so had to pay $20/day which we didn't mind at all. We were allowed to leave and come back. we even came back the next day after 5pm to swim awhile and we didn't have to pay. I think at 6pm bathhouse is closed but outside showers still work. Its a wonderful Rhode Island beach. I'd give it 5 stars but that is reserved for the beaches in the Outer Banks NC the most beautiful of all and free to all. The oceans warmer there and there are many many seashells.

Visited August 2013
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