Catch a Breeze: Sailing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, and Surfing in Newport this Summer

Exploring Newport


Catch a Breeze: Sailing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, and Surfing in Newport this Summer


The ultimate Newport, Rhode Island summer is chock full of sun, sand and fun for adventure seekers. This classic-meets-hip coastal city offers a plethora of water activities for water lovers at all skill levels. Whether you’re an experienced sailor, a novice paddleboarder, or an aspiring surfer, Newport has everything you need. And there’s no better home base than Hammetts Hotel, where you can relax in comfort after a day on the water.

Located in the heart of downtown Newport on the wharf, Hammetts Hotel blends comfort and style in its chic rooms and suites. The hotel’s prime location makes it one of the best Newport hotels on the water, steps away from the harbor and within walking distance to many of the town’s excellent dining options.


Sailing in Newport

Newport is renowned for its sailing culture, and there’s no better place to experience it than at Sail Newport. This public sailing center offers everything from beginner lessons to advanced racing courses. Experienced sailors can rent a sailboat to explore the waters of Narragansett Bay, while those who would like expert instruction can take a lesson from one of Sail Newport‘s instructors. For those who prefer to stay onshore, Newport has some fabulous beaches from which to watch. 


Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Stand-Up Paddleboarding is a fun way to be out on the water and Island Surf and Sport offers paddleboards for rent. Island Surf and Sport can provide tips on the best places to go to paddleboard as well as provide lessons for beginners. Another great option is Mobile Kayaks, which delivers kayaks and paddleboards to you, wherever you are in Newport and along the coastline. 


Surfing the Newport Waves

Newport’s coastline is also a fantastic spot for surfing, with several beaches offering great waves for surfers of all levels. Easton’s Beach, also known as First Beach, is a popular spot where you can rent a board from Rhody Surf and sign up for a lesson if you’re new to the sport. Rhody Surf’s experienced instructors will have you riding the waves in no time. For more advanced surfers, Second Beach, or Sachuest Beach, offers larger waves and a more challenging surf experience. 

After a day of sailing, paddleboarding, or surfing, and a minute to regroup in your comfortable room at Hammetts, you’ll be ready for a relaxing evening including some al fresco dining. And whether you spend your time in adventure mode and out on the water or in a more relaxed state with a good book and some sleep-ins, you’re bound to have a wonderful Newport summer vacay. Book your stay at Hammetts Hotel today and plan a memorable trip to one of America’s most beautiful—and fun-filled—coastal cities.


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