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Gooseberry Beach

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Address: 130 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6515
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(401) 847-3958

Located along the legendary Ocean Drive in Newport, RI, Gooseberry Beach is...

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 family beach for swimming, snorkeling or building sand castles. We have chair rentals, changing rooms, and showers for our guests. Open 9-5.

Visit Gooseberry Cafe which offers great beach food.

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Nice and quite, sandy beach

I don't know if that's the status all the season, but when we arrived we were almost alone here, the water were very calm, sun was great and also was the ocean view. There's a... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Nir L
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I don't know if that's the status all the season, but when we arrived we were almost alone here, the water were very calm, sun was great and also was the ocean view. There's a free parking right near the beach, the access is very easy and the beach, though small, is beautiful and tidy.

Thank Nir L
Newport, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The calm waters and stunning vistas at Gooseberry as well as the very reasonable admission fee are reason enough to visit. The lunch counter is a hidden gem. Lindsey has been creating marvelous, casual fare here for almost ten years and it is always good. It might be difficult to find a place to sit but if you stick around... More 

1 Thank John S
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to like this beach. I went there looking forward to a relaxing time with the calm waters and nice beach. Unfortunately, we couldn't like it AT ALL. We stayed there for 10 minutes and had to leave. I've never seen this much seaweed before. But once you go a few more feet into the water, the water... More 

Thank lillyrose212
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

If you don't like seaweed, do not come here. There is sea grass growing from the bottom and you have to walk through it to get into the water. It's so gross and there is too much wildlife lurking below. Really, so many fish swimming around your legs, no thanks. No waves because it s in a cove, which makes... More 

2 Thank BostonLW
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The $20 parking fee probably keeps this beach a little more secluded than others. Beautiful sand and warm water. Lifeguards on duty. Bring your coolers, umbrellas, and chairs. Short walk from the parking lot, and concessions with bathrooms very handy.

Thank jack D
New York
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

The beach was not much of a beach. Beautiful views, but the water was dirty and lots of seaweed everywhere ... on the beach and in the water. They charge $20 to park during the week, and I understand $25 on weekends. There was a lifeguard on duty. I love Newport, but we have yet to find a beach there... More 

Thank Deborah H
Solon, Ohio
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Not sure it was worth 20 dollars to park. Its nothing like real beach. Its ok, pretty to walk around, but water is dirty and way over packed.

Thank allegria111
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We learned about GB from some friends who swore by it. We've been coming to Newport since 2005 and had no idea it existed. If you are like most, you'll come here a few times on your trip. Monday through Friday is $20 if you park, $5 if you walk (it's 2 miles from Thames) don't try it. Saturday and... More 

1 Thank Frank M
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Located right on Great Ocean Road this place is a gem. The views are to die for and with rocks to climb, a dock for kids, lifeguards and calm waters this place is worth every penny of the $20 parking fee for a weekday. Parking was easy and we used the showers/ changing room prior to leaving. There is a... More 

1 Thank BostonMom333
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The water was warm and there weren't really waves so it's great for families with children. Some spots are thick with seaweed but the water that was free of it was clear all the way to the bottom. We loved climbing up the big rock structure. Parking was $20

Thank Kristen H

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