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Charlestown Town Beach

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Address: 557 Charlestown Beach Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813-1917
Phone Number:
+1 401-364-1222
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00

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Large sandy beach

During the summer it is a great beach for families it has miles of sand beach so you can find a spot with ample room for any size family there is restrooms and showers and... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Tom W
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

During the summer it is a great beach for families it has miles of sand beach so you can find a spot with ample room for any size family there is restrooms and showers and changing rooms. Parking is limited so you have to get there early or pay extra to park at private marina near town park..

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Newington, Connecticut, United States
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great beach but can be very hard to get out of the water as has a lot of stones. It is beautiful for walking and we do almost every day. Love it

Thank Bev H
Walton, Kentucky
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Would like to visit again when it is not so cold because it seems like it would not be overly crowded even in the summertime.

Thank jktraveler19
Niskayuna, New York
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We never tire of the RI beaches. Charlestown doesn't have some of the amenities of the others but it's beautiful, clean and the other people on the beach are friendly. Its our favorite!

Thank cstags
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Love this Beach! Has the most beautiful rocks that you can collect. The beach is just a beautiful beach!!!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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507 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Popular beach for out-of-towners. However, after the crowds have thinned out later in the day this is a fabulous place to see a sunset. Lots of locals flock to the beach and set up a basket of appetizers and drinks. Try not to be too noticeable with the drinks as alcohol is technically not permitted. Sit back and take in... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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164 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This beach is walking distance to where we stayed. Really like it though it gets a bit busy not not crazy busy like some places. The only thing I can say that was a point against it, the bathrooms close early, like around 5 which can be an issue when we bring the kids.

Thank sVT_traveler
Brookline, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of my family's favorite beaches in New England. The surf is a bit different every day. Even morning to afternoon waves can vary dramatically. The waves break hard a few feet from the shore. As such, you run the risk of being "pummeled" by waves every now and then. The guys who skim board love this beach.... More 

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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Good waves, Del's frozen lemonade, new, clean restrooms - what more could you want? The staff, both in the parking lot and the lifeguards, are friendly and efficient.

Thank Philip R
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I loved this place!!! The channel rushing water out from the marshs meeting with the ocean is the coolest thing to see! I couldn't stop watching it!! you can see the wave rushing in underneath the channel water pushing out. great place to fish and walk the rock. the sand is super fine and silky, and its a great beach... More 

Thank happychloee

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