Middletown's Sachuest Beaches, collectively, were recently named among the …More href="http://top10.wikia.com/wiki/New_England_Beaches">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.
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.