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Scarborough State Beaches (North and South)

970 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-1356
+1 401-789-8374
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Wonderful beach year round

I live right on Angell Road (across from beach entrance) and love to visit this beach, all times of... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Amanda S
Narragansett, Rhode Island
via mobile
We went here all the time as a kid

But it certainly has changed, the beach area isn't as nice, tradition from beach into water drops... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
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970 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-1356
+1 401-789-8374
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I live right on Angell Road (across from beach entrance) and love to visit this beach, all times of the year. This is the perfect spot to see the sunrise. There is a wonderful hiking path by the end of the beach where the brick...More

1  Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

But it certainly has changed, the beach area isn't as nice, tradition from beach into water drops off fast and is very rocky. Just not as nice as it once was

Thank RGF-The1AndOnly
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Anywhere else on the beach and it sucks here. This is the beach everyone and their mother goes to. But the north side of the beach is most for those beach house renters or for those who know where to go. No lifeguards, not patrolled,...More

2  Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a State Beach and you can either pay daily or get a season pass during the summer. Free at other times. The water is clean and the waves can be alot of fun. The crowd is generally a younger group. This beach is...More

1  Thank Keesar
Reviewed 5 December 2016

a huge beach area. large parking areas. pay for parking.concesion stands.bathrooms and changing areas. lifeguards on duty till 6pm. some good waves. beach is kept clean. lots of teens at this beach.

Thank Barry N
Reviewed 18 November 2016

It's great to walk along the board walk or in the sand. Sometimes it does get a bit windy out there!You can see for miles over to Newport and up the Bay to the bridges and at night the lights from Sakonnet Point and beyond...More

1  Thank Peg B
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were here off season, but it was still very pleasant to walk along the beach. It is a very beautiful beach.

1  Thank Dick-Becky
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This beach really should be listed as one of the top ten beaches. It's stunning. The sand is beautiful, views are amazing and offers a great walk on the rocks as well as the sand.

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We have been going to this beach for over 40 years. It is one of the widest and longest beaches in the area. It would be nice if they cleaned the north end of the beach better.

Thank LynnRI
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful beach. The season is over so not crowded like in the middle of summer. Many amenities nearby like restaurants, gift shops etc. Excellent vacation spot.

Thank j0annes719
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can the covered picnic areas be reserved?
4 October 2016|
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Response from Rhons777 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I only went 1 time to this beach and am not sure. Sorry.
Gary M
Is surfing allowed at the beach? What areas? Thank you
28 July 2016|
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Response from benn_there | Reviewed this property |
Surfing is not allowed at any RI state beach. Surfers sometimes do surf adjacent to the beaches. Concerning Scarborough state beach, you would not be able to surf in front of the beach. I am not a surfer but can say this... More
How much to park at Scarborough beach?
2 July 2016|
Response from Stephanie V | Reviewed this property |
$10 for in state. $12 for out of state for the day.