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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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Hotel Viking

Hotel Viking

1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
4.2
of 5, from 1,700 reviews
4.5 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.

$139
Newport Marriott

Newport Marriott

25 America's Cup Ave, Newport
4.2
of 5, from 649 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

In Newport's historic district, this hotel is a a few minutes' walk from White Horse Tavern and Touro Synagogue. The Elms, the vintage architecture, ocean views of Cliff Walk, and the Tennis Hall of Fame are all a short drive away.

$84
Newport Beach Hotel & Suites

Newport Beach Hotel & Suites

1 Wave Avenue, Middletown
4.0
of 5, from 1,224 reviews
4.0 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.

$89
Cambria Hotel & Suites Newport

Cambria Hotel & Suites Newport

240 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown
4.4
of 5, from 112 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Exploration Center and Aquarium 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).

$325
The Chanler at Cliff Walk

The Chanler at Cliff Walk

117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport
4.9
of 5, from 98 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bellevue Avenue Historic District, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Easton's Beach and International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum. Touro Synagogue and The Breakers are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$60
Atlantic Beach Hotel & Suites

Atlantic Beach Hotel & Suites

34 Wave Ave, Middletown
4.0
of 5, from 1,143 reviews
3.0 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).

$59
Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center

Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center

151 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport
3.5
of 5, from 1,908 reviews
3.0 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).

$54
Comfort Inn At Newport Beach

Comfort Inn At Newport Beach

28 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown
3.8
of 5, from 523 reviews
3.0 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).