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Best town closes to Newport with beach

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Best town closes to Newport with beach

We would like to go to Newport for a week in August. We want to tour the mansions and go to the beach. But, the rentals we have called are all booked (and pricey). What other towns should we look in?

Thank you.

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1. Re: Best town closes to Newport with beach

Try Middletown. It's closest and usually affordable. Your problem is going to be availability. The best places book by February.

You might have to stay someplace that is a 20-30 minute ride away from a beach. North Kingstown has a Towne Place Suites. The length of the drive depends on the day of the week and the weather. Weekends and very hot days will see a lot of it, as much as 30 minutes to Newport.

The best beaches from that hotel would be Narragansett. Check out Wheeler and Salty Brine State beaches.

If that hotel doesn't work out, Warwick will almost certainly have some vacancies. It could be a long ride on peak days, though... over an hour to either beaches or Newport.

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2. Re: Best town closes to Newport with beach

We've stayed at the Anchor Motel in Narragansett and liked it a lot. Close to beaches, the ferry to Block Island and not too far from Newport.

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3. Re: Best town closes to Newport with beach

Thanks for the suggestions. We weren't sure which week we can take off until late. As a result, we are scrambling to find a place. I guess if we can't find anything, we will have to go else where.

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4. Re: Best town closes to Newport with beach

Same thing happened to us this summer. We ended up going to PA with mixed results. Found a couple of great places we look forward to returning to, and a few that were not so memorable. Good luck!

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5. Re: Best town closes to Newport with beach

Another year we rented a house for a week in Narraganset. VRBO or Homeaway are good places to look.

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6. Re: Best town closes to Newport with beach

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I will report back on what we did.

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7. Re: Best town closes to Newport with beach

WOOHOO! We got lucky and found a place off of Craig's List. It is on Spring St crossroad is Prospect Hill St about 18 min walk to the beach :)

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8. Re: Best town closes to Newport with beach

Be careful, I read in the local paper today Newport is cracking down on rentals!

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9. Re: Best town closes to Newport with beach

I don't understand. Renting is not allowed in Newport?

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10. Re: Best town closes to Newport with beach

In Newport, renting a house for under 30 days is illegal unless the house is in a district that is zoned as commercial.