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Address: Third Beach Road, Middletown, RI 02842
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Calm waters and a wide sandy area make this a favorite spot for families...

Calm waters and a wide sandy area make this a favorite spot for families with children.

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Perfect beach for families with small children

I love going to Third Beach. It generally has less wind due to its orientation and the waves are small as a result. Many small boats are moored there and there is a boat ramp to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
kempen261
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going to Third Beach. It generally has less wind due to its orientation and the waves are small as a result. Many small boats are moored there and there is a boat ramp to launch smaller, trailerable boats. In the summer you may find a food vender and wind surfing lessons.

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Thank kempen261
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Third Beach is my go to beach if Second Beach is full. There is a calmer atmoshere and the water has minimal waves. Most beachgoers are families with young children or seniors enjoying the sun and water without the crowds. Teenagers may find the beach a bit too quiet! I have seen windsrfers and paddleboards used. The sand can be... More 

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Thank Newportbird
Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the least crowded beach in Newport if there is such a thing in the summer time. It is off the beaten path. There are never high waves, that's why probably it isn't that popular.

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east coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

As a local, I find this beach to be my favorite for its quiet location, and clean sand. I like to walk along the shore in the late afternoon when the beach is mostly deserted. Due to its calm water, it's favored by those w/small children and far less crowded than nearby First and Second beaches. .

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Thank onthego321
Sharon, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We loved Third Beach. The beach is very clean and the water had no rocks or shells in it, which most beaches do, so there was none of the annoyances of the first handful of feet being a problem. The parking is pretty stiff at $25, but I guess everything is a trade off.

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Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Love this beach. Location is great. Beautiful. Family beach. Not crowded dirt the week, but weekends can be a little more,just need to be early. We would get to the beach by 10 and spend the day and kids LOVED!! All about the not of the family and beauty at the same time What more could one same for?

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Thank Michelle F
New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A medium sized beach, with calm water. Perfect for little ones or anyone who does not care for big waves. It was nice to look out on the mooring field of boats, very pretty. There is also a snack shack down the beach (didn't go but was nice to know it's there) which is open to all. Porta Potties are... More 

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Thank Frogger86
Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This beach was perfect for my 6 year old who still isn't that confident in big waves. Not crowded sandy beach with lots of shells and little to no seaweed. It is a private beach so if its busy with residence who have passes they might not let you park in the lot.

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Thank Wendy H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I wish we knew there was a volleyball tournament going on that weekend because the price to park was outrageous especially for the limited space that was available on the beach due to numerous areas being blocked off for Volleyball nets and etc... I think it should have been advertised more on the radio with signs leading to the beach... More 

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Thank Sheila J
Erie, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This beach was a lot less crowded than 1st or 2nd, and the water was much calmer. It was a great introduction to the ocean for our 5 and 8 year olds. Very pretty and peaceful. Fairly clean, with tons of shells to find. No real amenities, no bathrooms, no snack bar. There is a place to rent kayaks and... More 

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