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Address: US Route 1, Charlestown, RI
Phone Number: +1 401-322-0450

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A day at the beach!

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 the sand road to your own private piece of sand.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 plums ready for the picking!

Thank LarsErikNYC
Kent, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Christina S
Stormville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 riff-raff, just pleasantly nice, respectful families. It was a beautiful experience, I can't wait to... More 

Thank Michelle A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The large expanse of sandy beach here means you are very unlikely to be crowded. The smallish parking area keeps the crowds down but also means you need to get there early in the morning! Across the parking lot, the beach on Ninigret Pond is popular with families with small kids and with wind surfers. Just watch out for VERY... More 

Thank Philip R
Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing beach if you can get a parking spot. Long beach if you walk down a bit you can have s spot to yourself! Beautiful surf. My favorite beach in South County!

1 Thank Lynn B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Been going there since 1955! Graduating seniors pick up your damn beer bottles. Six miles of beach. Pristene, a wonderful place to enjoy the sand and surf. Beware though, this is not a place for weak swimmers. You have to watch your kids because the surf can be rough and there is an undertow. They always have to fish some... More 

1 Thank Gee M
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

One of the nicest R.I. Beaches. Very clean, great waves. Pristine ! We love this beach ! Easy parking, convenient restrooms and changing area.

Thank Brady321
Craryville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

I love this beach because it is right across from Burlingame Campground where we stay. It is very clean! It is getting very popular so their are bigger crowds but there is always room for more! There is another beach right down the road if there isn't any room at this one.

3 Thank spltilton

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