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Easton's Beach

Spend the day relaxing by the ocean at Newport’s largest surf beach, where you can play in the waves, ride a carousel and stroll along a scenic boardwalk.

Easton’s Beach is a great destination for old-fashioned beach fun. The spacious surf beach has been a local favorite for generations and has a wide range of attractions for a full day of fun. Surf the rolling breaks, relax on the sand or walk along the beach and admire the views of the foreshore’s historic architecture from the boardwalk.

Stretching 0.75 miles (1.2 kilometers) along the narrow land bridge that spans Easton Bay, Easton’s Beach receives clean sets of waves that roll in from the Atlantic Ocean. Check the surf and take the plunge into the ocean waters. Rent boogie boards, beach chairs and sun umbrellas from the beach’s concession or reserve a beach cabana for your family for the day. Spend some time relaxing under the shade and watching keen surfers tackle the waves. Families with young children can swim in the designated swimming areas that are patrolled by lifeguards.

The beach has plenty of pleasant walks that showcase the coast’s magnificent ocean scenery and heritage architecture. Wander along the foreshore to the Cliff Walk or make your way along the charming boardwalk. Kids will love riding on the original 1950s carousel. The Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium is a fascinating spot for children to learn about the coastal ecosystems that flourish in these waters. Stop by the glamorous Rotunda Ballroom to admire the beachfront building’s architecture.

Grab something to eat from the beach’s snack bar or bring food with you to grill at the foreshore’s scenic picnic areas. The foreshore also has shade pavilions, a playground and a skate park. Seasonal facilities include restrooms, showers, an elevator and beach wheelchairs for visitors with disabilities.

Easton’s Beach hosts several special events throughout the year, such as summer concerts, lifeguard tournaments and bonfires.

The beach is located less than 10-minutes’ drive east from Newport’s downtown area. There are two public parking lots located at the beach. Easton Beach is free to visit at any time of the year; however, many of the beach’s facilities have seasonal closures during the cooler months.


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Lodging Near Easton's Beach

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Comfort Inn At Newport Beach $64
Comfort Inn At Newport Beach

Comfort Inn At Newport Beach

28 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown
     
    3.8
    of 5, from 553 reviews
    2.5 out of 5.0

    Located in the heart of Middletown, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Exploration Center and Aquarium, International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, and Touro Synagogue. The Breakers and Beechwood Mansion are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Hotel Viking $99
    Hotel Viking

    Hotel Viking

    1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
       
      4.2
      of 5, from 1,723 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Newly Renovated An iconic hotel in the heart of Newport RI, the Hotel Viking completed a renovation of its lobby, One Bellevue Restaurant, One Bellevue Lounge and common areas. Enjoy the company of friends, start treasured traditions, or set out on an amazing experience.

      Atlantic Beach Hotel & Suites $77
      Atlantic Beach Hotel & Suites

      Atlantic Beach Hotel & Suites

      34 Wave Ave, Middletown
         
        4.0
        of 5, from 1,171 reviews
        2.5 out of 5.0

        With direct access to the beach, this Middletown hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Exploration Center and Aquarium, International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, and Touro Synagogue. The Breakers and Beechwood Mansion are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Cambria Hotels Newport $89
        Cambria Hotels Newport

        Cambria Hotels Newport

        240 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown
           
          4.4
          of 5, from 138 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Boyd's Wind Grist Mill and within 3 mi (5 km) of International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum and Touro Synagogue. The Breakers and Naval War College Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center $60
          Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center

          Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center

          151 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport
             
            3.6
            of 5, from 1,993 reviews
            2.5 out of 5.0

            Situated in Newport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Newport Grand Casino and Naval War College Museum. Touro Synagogue and International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Newport Beach Hotel & Suites $99
            Newport Beach Hotel & Suites

            Newport Beach Hotel & Suites

            1 Wave Avenue, Middletown
               
              4.0
              of 5, from 1,234 reviews
              3.5 out of 5.0

              Newport Beach Hotel & Suites sits between Easton's Beach and Easton's Pond. Cliff Walk is 15 minutes on foot, and downtown Newport is a 25-minute walk. Guests can walk 5 minutes to Newport Exploration Center & Aquarium, while Newport Art Museum is a 5-minute drive.

              Forty 1 North $263
              Forty 1 North

              Forty 1 North

              351 Thames Street, Newport
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 160 reviews
                4.5 out of 5.0

                Located in the heart of Newport, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Mary's Catholic Church, International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, and Touro Synagogue. The Breakers and Beechwood Mansion are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Rhea's Inn By The Sea $126
                Rhea's Inn By The Sea

                Rhea's Inn By The Sea

                42 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown
                   
                  4.5
                  of 5, from 80 reviews
                  2.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in the heart of Middletown, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Exploration Center and Aquarium, International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum, and Touro Synagogue. The Breakers and Beechwood Mansion are also within 3 mi (5 km).