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East Beach

US Route 1, Charlestown, RI
+1 401-322-0450
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Good beach

This beach is very natural. The parking is very near to beach . Right across the parking there is 1... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Anshul J
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
via mobile
East Beach a longtime favorite since childhood

We've been coming to RI beaches for over 30 years but our all time favorite is East Beach. The... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Berlin, Connecticut
via mobile
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“parking lot” (8 reviews)
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US Route 1, Charlestown, RI
+1 401-322-0450
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is very natural. The parking is very near to beach . Right across the parking there is 1 pond as well which is also great.

Thank Anshul J
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We've been coming to RI beaches for over 30 years but our all time favorite is East Beach. The beach and grounds are always well taken care of by personnel and beach enthusiasts alike. The waves are incredible for body surfing which is always been...More

Thank kdhill84
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Great afternoon at beach. Beach clean well supervised life guard always present and attentive. Even took time to give info on area.

Thank Sue O
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We were there only a short time, but enjoyed the beach. There are two areas that you can swim in. Lifeguard on duty. The beach is beautiful. Limited parking. We went before 4pm and was able to get in easily.

Thank Fancyceleste
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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

1  Thank Bluebordercollie
Reviewed 22 June 2017 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

3  Thank margylong
Reviewed 7 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 18 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
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Lana S
28 September 2017|
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Response from kdhill84 | Reviewed this property |
Lana I’ll be honest with you I’m not certain if you can fit that boat into the parking provided. I will tell you that they don’t collect parking fees any longer so if I were you I’d try it! Maybe you’ve got to take up two... More
Anna G
20 August 2017|
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Response from Sue O | Reviewed this property |
No beach is closed at sunset