Middletown RI Beaches
EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, JULY 25: NEW HOURS FOR LIMITED BEACH PARKING 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Until further notice, access to all Middletown beach parking lots will be restricted to only resident and non-resident season pass holders until 6:00 p.m., effective Saturday, July 25, 2020. This change is necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic – the town needs to curtail the number of people at the beach, including during later afternoon hours. In order to protect public health and safety, Middletown beach management will continue to limit the number of cars and people at Second and Third Beach so that beach patrons will be able to safely visit Middletown beaches.
The Town will sell seasonal passes for both residents and non-residents at the Gazebo next to Second Beach, weather permitting (payment by check preferred, no credit cards).
Be COVID-19 Smart This Summer at the Beach! The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made this beach season unique. The beach experience will be different for visitors than in previous years. RIDOH strongly recommends that whether in the sand or the waves, beachgoers follow physical distancing guidelines, keeping a minimum distance of six feet from people outside their household or stable group. While at the beach this summer, it is recommended that you wear a face covering in any crowded area (for example, the bathroom, concessions areas, or parking lots during busy times). However, face coverings are not required when you are easily, continuously, and measurably at least six feet from others. Face coverings should not be worn while swimming or playing in the water. When you follow these guidelines, you are doing your part to keep yourself and others safe and healthy
Sachuest Beach, locally known as Second Beach, is a South facing, mile long, family friendly beach with good surf and great sand.
There is a concession stand, bathrooms, changing area, showers, grills, picnic tables and shade structures located at the main building. Port-a-johns are located at the base of each pathway.
Surfboard rentals and lessons are available during the season as well as a Del’s Lemonade truck. Showers can be found at Surfer’s End (on the west end).
Third Beach is a beautiful, family friendly East facing beach. Third Beach has less waves and overlooks Third Beach Harbor located near the mouth of the Sakonnet River. There are grills, picnic tables and a shade structure located near the boat ramp. Port-a-johns are located in the parking lots. Equipment rentals and a Del’s Lemonade cart can be found near the boat ramp (on the south end).