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Gooseberry Beach

130 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6515
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Best family beach in RI

Gooseberry beach is privately owned by the members but sell limited tickets to non-members of the... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
pjbaum2017
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Newport, Rhode Island
Great beach for kids

Gooseberry beach is unique as it has sheltered swimming even though it is right on ocean drive. Get... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Cynthanny
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Newport, Rhode Island
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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.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (10 reviews)
“snack shack” (8 reviews)
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130 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840-6515
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Gooseberry beach is privately owned by the members but sell limited tickets to non-members of the beach. Buy your season parking passes early or you may be turned away, as parking is limited.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Gooseberry beach is unique as it has sheltered swimming even though it is right on ocean drive. Get there early to get in

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Great beach along Ocean Drive on the way to Castle Hill Inn. It's not a huge beach, but offers great sunset views. Worth a stop to enjoy the views.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

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.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 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

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

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
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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.

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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
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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

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Just in off season October - May
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I don't believe so, but I am not completely sure.
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