Newport’s Best Beaches

Hitting the beach is the ultimate summer activity. Tanning, crabbing, reading, swimming, surfing—the list of activities under the sun is as broad as the coastline. If you’re looking for a list of Newport’s best beaches in Rhode Island, you’re in luck. Here are our favorites for you to enjoy this summer.

Gooseberry Beach

This calm place to relax is hidden in a cove just off 10-mile Ocean Drive. Because of its location, the sand sees minimal waves, so it’s the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a calm seascape. Daily passes must be purchased online in advance for $30. With a snack bar and lifeguards present daily, all that’s missing is you.

Reject’s Beach

No stay in Newport is complete without a visit to the Newport Cliff Walk. Located right along the sea, this 3.5 mile walk boasts stunning views of charming lighthouses and scattered islands on the coastline. At the end of this trail, you’ll find Reject’s Beach, an unofficial beach that’s claimed the title as a local favorite. It’s situated at the end of Bellevue Avenue, but has no parking available, making it only reachable by bike or foot.

Peabody’s Beach

Known as being the most family-friendly beach around, this stretch of sand and sea at the end of Third Beach Road features convenient parting, a snack shack, and an on-duty lifeguard. Grab a lounge chair, your favorite beach read, and get ready to take in some breathtaking views of deep blue. Book your stay today.

Second Beach, RI

Also known as Sachuest Beach, Second Beach in Middletown is the longest stretch of sand in Rhode Island with 1.5 miles of white sand. Though it’s big, get there early as the area sells out quickly. At the end of the beach, you’ll find Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge featuring 2.5 miles of nature trails and more than 200 different types of bird species.

Easton’s Beach

Locally known as First Beach, this stretch of sand and surf is one of the largest in Newport. It’s located right at the start of the iconic Cliff Walk and features everything from an aquarium and a carousel to a lobster roll stand. What’s more is you can even ride a bike from Hammetts Hotel to beat the traffic and be on the white sand in no time at all.

Fort Adams Beach

Fort Adams is a fascinating part of our country’s rich history as it served the U.S. Navy for 10 years and the U.S. Army for more than a century. Available daily, guided tours consist of a 75-minute overview of the history, design, and restoration of Fort Adams from the ground as well as the top of the Fort walls and underground tunnels. Beyond exploring the fort, we recommend watching the sunset from the nearby quaint beach and hitting the 2.5 mile loop ar

Contact Hammett’s Today!

If you are interested in booking your stay with us while visiting Newport, RI’s best beaches, call us today at (401) 324-7500.