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Gooseberry Beach

130 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6515
+1 401-847-3958
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Located along the legendary Ocean Drive in Newport, RI, Gooseberry Beach is a private beach club open to the public. Come and enjoy the most beautiful beach in Newport, with its white sand and clear calm ocean waters. Gooseberry is the perfect family beach for swimming, snorkeling or building sand castles. We have chair rentals, changing rooms, and showers for our guests. Open 9-5. Visit Gooseberry Cafe which offers great beach food.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“calm waters” (8 reviews)
“snack shack” (8 reviews)
“great beach” (8 reviews)
130 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6515
+1 401-847-3958
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The beach has pretty view of the coastline. There was a lot of seaweed on the sand, and the sand is gray - more dirt-like. I would not say this is a good swimming beach, but it was a nice stop on our scenic drive.

Thank Lynette58
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach. Plenty of parking. The food stand was really good. The only reason I give it a 4 is because that day was so windy you were constantly covered in sand.

Thank wmgp7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gooseberry Beach is my favorite beach in Newport. The beach is nestled in a cove surrounded by beautiful homes. There is a snack bar to get food & drinks. Standard beach fare. The water at this beach is not very appealing to me. On this...More

Thank MGMN27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time coming to this beach. It's a nice out of the way beach to get away from the huge crowds. I don't know how they get on the weekends, both times we were there it was a weekday in August and...More

Thank StingrayJG
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Swim like a local! Gorgeous sand a water and a seriously gourmet beach shack for lunch! $20 to park, but you can come and go. Easy bike from town, or a great designation at the end of the Cliff Walk.

1  Thank Kate3427
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Such a cute beach with rocks the kids can swim out to! It also has two little docks, in which you can swim out to!

Thank peypey141
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Went to Newport for the day this beach is beautiful the sand is so soft the water crystal clear. Kayaks, paddle boards for rent right on beach. They have a snack bar we didn't go we packed our own lunch. The bathrooms were clean.Lots of...More

Thank woodramona
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We visited in August, so I expected lots of people on a Friday afternoon. But, we were almost alone on the entire beach. It was a beautiful setting - small but nice. Lots of wildlife - and not all seagulls. Convenient to Newport. I read...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We discovered this beach and loved it. Very quiet, family-friendly place. Pretty views with large rock formations to swim to.

1  Thank Tinaterra
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Went for sun and swimming. Got sun but no swimming due to low tide and murky, seaweed filled waters. Seaweed on beach began to stink after sun started cooking it. Pricey parking. On the upside, Paddle board rentals, lots of hermit crabs, minnows and other...More

Thank Mary P
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Elise S
24 August 2017|
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Response from woodramona | Reviewed this property |
Just in off season October - May
13 August 2017|
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Response from SanDiegoMomma | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, but I am not completely sure.
Sandy C
16 July 2017|
Response from SanDiegoMomma | Reviewed this property |
There weren't any when we were there.