Beach of the Week: East Beach

[ 0 ] June 21, 2007 |

Eastbeach1Enjoy the summer solstice by heading to the beach!

This Charlestown beach offers three miles of undeveloped beach frontage. No amenities except for the portable toilets in the parking lot. Parking is very limited and fills up early on sunny summer days. The bonus is Ninigret Pond located on the backside of the parking lot. The pond is the perfect setting for sea-life exploration – and the calm shallow water is great for crab hunting. The pond is also a windsurfing destination – a fun spectator sport for kids or a terrific place to learn to windsurf.

Ninigret Conservation Area, off East Beach Rd., Charlestown, RI
open April 15 – October 31. 7 am – 11 pm.
seasonal phone (401) 322-0450
directions from Providence Interstate Rte. 95 South, to Rte. 4 South, to Rte.1 South, to East Beach exit in Charlestown.

daily parking fee (May 1 – September 30)
– Monday through Friday
Residents $6.00 per car (Seniors – $3.00 per car)
Non-Residents $12.00 per car (Seniors – $6.00 per car)
– Weekends and Holidays
Residents $7.00 per car (Seniors – $3.50 per car)
Non-Residents $14.00 per car (Seniors – $7.00 per car)

Find more info at the RI Parks website.

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