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East Beach

US Route 1, Charlestown, RI
+1 401-322-0450
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As far as New England Beaches go this is a 5 out of 5

We arrived on East Beach with deflated tires so we could go past the parking lot because we had an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bluebordercollie
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Boston, Massachusetts
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East Beach is not a tourist beach. They have no food carts and it's a good distance away from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stella D
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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US Route 1, Charlestown, RI
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+1 401-322-0450
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on East Beach with deflated tires so we could go past the parking lot because we had an over sand permit. Wow, what a difference - the permit isn't cheap but there are a lot of people out there and we had so...More

Thank Bluebordercollie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

East Beach is not a tourist beach. They have no food carts and it's a good distance away from Providence, especially since there are so many other beaches on your way here. Despite the drive this beach was worth every minute in the car. Paid...More

Thank Stella D
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is a lovely public beach with great waves and the ability to take long walks to the west passing lovely Watch Hill homes. The one considerable draw back is the absence of free parking. There are 13, yes 13 free spots on the hill...More

1  Thank margylong
Reviewed 6 March 2017

beautiful like all the Charlestown Beaches. Parking is an issue so hit it early if you can. Relax where you fall or walk and explore the dune environs.

Thank Geo H
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The sand is great...very few rocks and that makes it easier to get in and out of the water. If you walk a ways, you practically have the beach to yourself.

1  Thank chessie333
Reviewed 17 October 2016

East Beach is Rhode Island's best state beach. Limited parking so it is best to get there before 9. You will never be disappointed.

2  Thank pamelasiner
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The most unspoiled beach in Rhode Island. Beware of the steep drop-off when getting into the ocean, and the very real possibility of not being able to get a parking spot during the summer. If you have 4wd, get an off-road pass and drive down...More

Thank fishersgirl
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Unfortunately, we were there on a VERY windy day, but found it interesting how the lifeguards had dug trenches to protect themselves. We walked down the beach, but came back via the dirt road... and found lots of interesting flora to look at, including beach...More

1  Thank LarsErikNYC
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Very nice beach but parking is expensive for out of state visitors. Also, parking tends to fill up so you need to get there early.

3  Thank Christina S
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Visited East Beach for the first time yesterday and was extremely surprised how beautiful the beach was. The water was an aqua color similar to the Caribbean and the waves were big and strong. The beach was super clean and not crowded, there wasn't any...More

Thank Michelle A
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Kathy A
5 September 2016|
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Response from Michelle A | Reviewed this property |
I believe the gates are open after Labor Day. Not sure about a concession stand though. It would probably say on web site.
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cd50Portsmouth
31 July 2016|
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Response from Lynn B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I know they have bathrooms.
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