Sachuest Beach (Second Beach)
Also known as Second Beach, Sachuest Beach is a south facing beach tucked between Newport and Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. Made up of soft sand, it runs for approximately 1.5 miles along Rhode Island’s Atlantic Ocean coastline.
Given its size, it’s difficult for Sachuest Beach to ever feel particularly crowded, even on the warmest of summer days. Picturesque into the bargain, its sands are free of both litter and stones, although there are plenty of shells to pick up and admire.
As a family friendly beach, Sachuest’s main type of visitor tends to be Newport locals with young children, who generally congregate around the beach’s western end. This is sometimes called Surfers End since boarding beginners also make use of the calmer waters here. Gear can be rented and surf lessons organized during the summer months. The eastern end of Sachuest Beach is where you’ll generally find kite surfers.
Additional reasons to opt for Sachuest Beach include a good range of facilities. These span lifeguard patrols, restrooms, showers, picnic tables, concession stands and paid car parking.
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