Spend a Summer Day at the Beach in Newport!

Summer vacations in Newport, RI, are a treasured, generations-old tradition for families all over New England. But if you haven’t been vacationing on these glistening shores for all of these years and are curious about this charming coastal retreat, we’d love nothing more than to share it with you this summer. There are so many fantastic things to do in Newport, RI, in the summer, but a summer vacation wouldn’t be complete without at least one afternoon at the top beaches in Newport, RI, including gems like Eastons Beach, also locally known as First Beach. 

Beyond spending time at Eastons Beach and others in the area, we hope you stay long enough to talk the gorgeous 3 miles of Newport’s Cliff Walk, visit at least one of the spectacular Gilded Age Mansions dotting the shoreline, and maybe even take a sailing charter or two out onto Narragansett Bay. Between adventures, don’t miss the opportunity to dine at the best seafood restaurants in Newport, RI, and do a little shopping in the boutiques downtown.

However you plan to enjoy your summer in this charming coastal destination, there’s no better place to stay than our Bed and Breakfast in Newport, RI. Our Bed and Breakfast is in a quiet, historic house in downtown Newport. We’re near some of the top attractions in town, including the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Audrain Auto Museum, and Kingscote, one of the famed Mansions in Newport. We offer guests a fantastic, central location to explore Newport and exquisite hospitality throughout your stay. Book your room today! 

People enjoying the afternoon with buildings in the background at Easton's Beach, one of the best beaches in Newport, RI

Don’t Miss Easton’s Beach in Newport, RI

Eastons Beach, also known as First Beach, is one of the most popular beaches in Newport, RI. Stretching over a half-mile of pristine shoreline, this beach offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and recreational activities. Visitors are greeted by soft, golden sands and the gentle waves of the Atlantic Ocean, making it an ideal spot for sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing. The scenic backdrop of the iconic Cliff Walk and historic mansions adds to the beach’s charm, creating a picturesque setting that captures the quintessential allure of Newport. 

Aside from its stunning landscape, Eastons Beach provides a variety of amenities to enhance your beach day. While you’re welcome to keep your feet firmly planted on the sand, you can also rent a paddleboard at Easton’s Beach for a little fun on the water. It’s also a great beach for body surfing. The on-site snack bar offers classic beach fare like clam cakes and chowder, ensuring beachgoers don’t have to stray far to satisfy their hunger. Seasonal events, such as outdoor concerts and festivals, frequently take place at Easton’s Beach, adding to the vibrant atmosphere and making this one of the best beaches in Newport, RI.

Moreover, Eastons Beach is easy to get to and conveniently located near many of Newport’s other attractions. Just a short drive or leisurely walk away, visitors can explore the historic Newport Mansions, the scenic Ocean Drive, and the charming downtown area filled with shops, restaurants, and galleries. Whether you’re a local looking for a relaxing day by the sea or a tourist eager to experience the best of Newport, Eastons Beach offers a perfect starting point for a quintessential New England coastal adventure.

Eastons Beach is one of the best beaches in Newport, RI

More Great Newport, RI Beaches to Explore

Eastons Beach is a solid choice for those looking to spend a day at the coast, but there are a few other beaches in Newport, RI, that you might consider as well. There are, after all, more than 400 miles of coastline to enjoy here. Whichever beach you explore for the day, they offer a great place to sink your toes into the warm sand with your favorite beach read in hand. 

Visiting Newport, RI beaches is a summer tradition we delight in sharing with our guests. We’ve listed our favorite Newport, RI beaches below, as well as some of the top beaches in surrounding areas if you find yourself craving a broader adventure. 

  1. Aside from Eastons Beach, one of the best beaches in Newport, RI is Gooseberry Beach. It’s a short drive from Eastons Beach, just off the famed Ocean Drive. This spot is famous for surfing and windsurfing year-round, but it also offers a great place to swim and play in the sand. Daily passes are required to drive and park at the beach. Otherwise, you’ll need to walk or take public transit to the beach.
  2. For a great swimming beach, head to Fort Adams State Beach within the state park. This is one of the best beaches in Newport, RI, for those who want to watch the busy boat traffic in the Newport Harbor.

If you have a car and plan to venture beyond downtown Newport for the day, there are a few more fantastic beaches worth visiting. These include: 

  1. Sachuest (Second) Beach and Third Beach in Middletown.
  2. Mackerel Cove in Jamestown.
  3. Fogland Beach in Tiverton.

Whether you’re planning to spend your days relaxing at these Newport, RI beaches, touring the local mansions in Newport, or walking the Cliff Walk, we think you’ll love what summers are made of here in Newport. Book your room at our Bed and Breakfast in Newport today! 

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