The Newport mansions might be a prime Newport, R.I.,
attraction, but many visitors prefer the sand castle otherwise known as
Easton's Beach: Close to Downtown
Newport, Rhode Island and One of New England's Best Ocean Beaches
Easton's Beach, Newport, R.I.
by Eric J. Hurwitz. Article updated on Aug. 19, 2017. All photos by Eric unless otherwise noted.
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Also known, appropriately as First Beach, Easton's Beach features about
three quarters of a mile of beach with great sand and surf, a beautiful
old-fashioned carousel, snack bar with twin lobsters and lobster rolls,
a ballroom perfect for weddings, summer concerts, a skateboard park,
playground, covered picnic pavillion and a beach and souvenir store.
Easton's Beach welcoming
center with food, aquarium, carosuel, restrooms and showers.
Additionally, Easton's Beach also offers the Save The Bay Exploration
Center and Aquarium -- an interactive marine science learning center
that offers educational programs and activities, more than 13 tanks and
exhibits, and over 150 species of animals calling the Narragansett Bay
their home. The aquarium packs a lot of sea
inhabitants in a small space,
including flounder, skates, blue lobsters, sea urchins, cat shark and
starfish. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and articulate.
And if that's not enough, consider that the famous Cliff Walk path with
spectacular ocean views is within walking distance...
Newport RI (Photo Credit: Onne van der Wal)
Outdoor enthusiasts love Easton's Beach, but in different
Stand-up paddleboarder enjoys the sea with gentle waves on this
Couple walking the dog.
And the sparse but noticeable plant life also adds a pleasant element
to the beach...
Nice flowers on the outskirts of the beach.
Easton's Beach meets the best of New England beaches criteria: a great
stretch of sand to walk, the smell of salt water in the air, generally
good swimming conditions (use common sense if the unpredictability of
the ocean arises) and scenic views no matter where you look. Add
Easton's Beach to a Newport
day trip or vacation including -- all within walking distance -- the mansion tours, the Tennis Hall of Fame and a growing district of wonderful
shops and restaurants, and it doesn't get much better than this for
your New England travels!
Easton's Beach is located at 175 Memorial Blvd. in Newport, RI. For
more information on Easton's Beach, visit the City of Newport, RI, Web
Site at http://www.cityofnewport.com/departments/easton-s-beach
or contact them through a seasonal (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
number, (401) 845-5810, or call the Parks and Recreation office at
(401) 845-5800. There is a parking fee, but
no admission charge to the beach. So free foot access is possible!
Book a room at the lowest rate near Easton's Beach in Newport
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