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Address: US Route 1, Charlestown, RI
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+1 401-322-0450

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Great beach, high or low tide.

This is a lovely public beach with great waves and the ability to take long walks to the west passing lovely Watch Hill homes. The one considerable draw back is the absence of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Westerly, Rhode Island
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Westerly, Rhode Island
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely public beach with great waves and the ability to take long walks to the west passing lovely Watch Hill homes. The one considerable draw back is the absence of free parking. There are 13, yes 13 free spots on the hill if you have a town sticker. Otherwise, you need to be dropped off or pay... More 

Thank margylong
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

beautiful like all the Charlestown Beaches. Parking is an issue so hit it early if you can. Relax where you fall or walk and explore the dune environs.

Thank Geo H
Simsbury, Connecticut
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86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The sand is great...very few rocks and that makes it easier to get in and out of the water. If you walk a ways, you practically have the beach to yourself.

1 Thank chessie333
Charlestown, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

East Beach is Rhode Island's best state beach. Limited parking so it is best to get there before 9. You will never be disappointed.

1 Thank pamelasiner
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55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The most unspoiled beach in Rhode Island. Beware of the steep drop-off when getting into the ocean, and the very real possibility of not being able to get a parking spot during the summer. If you have 4wd, get an off-road pass and drive down the sand road to your own private piece of sand.

Thank fishersgirl
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Unfortunately, we were there on a VERY windy day, but found it interesting how the lifeguards had dug trenches to protect themselves. We walked down the beach, but came back via the dirt road... and found lots of interesting flora to look at, including beach plums ready for the picking!

Thank LarsErikNYC
Kent, Connecticut
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Very nice beach but parking is expensive for out of state visitors. Also, parking tends to fill up so you need to get there early.

1 Thank Christina S
Stormville, New York
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197 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Visited East Beach for the first time yesterday and was extremely surprised how beautiful the beach was. The water was an aqua color similar to the Caribbean and the waves were big and strong. The beach was super clean and not crowded, there wasn't any riff-raff, just pleasantly nice, respectful families. It was a beautiful experience, I can't wait to... More 

Thank Michelle A
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The large expanse of sandy beach here means you are very unlikely to be crowded. The smallish parking area keeps the crowds down but also means you need to get there early in the morning! Across the parking lot, the beach on Ninigret Pond is popular with families with small kids and with wind surfers. Just watch out for VERY... More 

Thank Philip R
Rhode Island
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168 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing beach if you can get a parking spot. Long beach if you walk down a bit you can have s spot to yourself! Beautiful surf. My favorite beach in South County!

2 Thank Lynn B

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