Middletown Sachuest Beaches, Boat Ramps & Moorings
Middletown's Sachuest Beaches, collectively, were recently named among the Top 5 Beaches in New England, and it's a no-brainer why.
Sandy beaches with gentle drop-offs, predictable rolling waves and waters warmed by the Gulf Stream lure surfers as well as families to Sachuest Beach's most visited and expansive beach, "Middletown Second Beach."
Add to that picture-perfect grassy dunes and sweeping vistas of the neighboring Norman Bird Sanctuary and 242-acre Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge -- along with reasonable day and seasonal parking rates to town residents as well as out-of-towners -- and Middletown beaches have all the makings for both the perfect stay-cation for local residents or travel destination point for out-of-towners initially lured to Newport.
Middletown's Sachuest Beaches include several beaches within and around Sachuest Point:
- Second Beach - 1.25 miles of sandy white beach at 474 Sachuest Point Road; Includes beach pavilion with restrooms, showers, concessions, lifeguard duty; Wildlife Center; Surfing is permitted; Pets are not allowed during the busy season. When they are permitted, they must be leashed and strict fines are enforced.
- Third Beach - Located at 3rd Beach Road, this stretch of beach also spans the Third Beach Boat Ramp, Middletown Town Beach, and semi-private beaches Peabody and Third Beach Club.
- Middletown Town Beach - A resident-only parking lot is located between the 3rd Beach boat ramp and the Peabody Beach. Residents may use either their 2nd Beach Parking Sticker, or a special Town Beach/ Third Beach Parking Sticker, which are free of charge.
- Third Beach Boat Ramp - Located on Third Beach Road.
- Third Beach Mooring Area - Accessible by the Third Beach Boat Ramp, located on Third Beach Road.
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- Hours: The season runs Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Daily fees are collected 8am-4pm
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- What makes this community special?: 1.25 miles of sandy white beaches, great surf, and undeveloped Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge and Norman Bird Sanctuary as neighbors.
- Parking: Paid lot
- When's the best time of day to visit this beach?: What do YOU think? Share your stories here and feel free to load pics with some of your favorite memories!
- Public/Private: Public
- Beach pass information: Managed by the Town of Middletown. Available for town residents and non-residents. Call (401) 847-1993 or visit the Parks & Recreation Department at http://www.middletownri.com/departments/parks.php.
- Common activities: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Kayaking/canoeing, Motor boating, Picnicking, Sailing, Surfing
- Facilities: Boat access, Food/drink, Restrooms, Showers
- Cars allowed: Yes
- What's the best time of year to visit the campground?: What do you think? Share your stories here and feel free to load pics with some of your favorite memories!
- Features: Beach, Camping