East Beach

East Beach

Charlestown, Rhode Island 02813

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East Beach is a narrow, three-mile-long undeveloped beach that separates Ninigret Pond from the Atlantic Ocean. In the summer, it is a busy state beach, but off-season, it's usually quiet. This area is often a good place to look for irruptive winter species such as crossbills, redpolls, and siskins.

About this Location

East State Beach, located in Charlestown, Rhode Island takes up three miles of prime beach shoreline. It is the easterly extension of Quonochontaug Neck. East Beach is one of the least developed of the Rhode Island state beaches, with limited parking and a half dozen changing rooms. Nonetheless, it is one of Rhode Island’s spectacular seaside treasures.

This barrier beach and 20-site campground location offer four Clivus Multrum Composting Toilets for restrooms along with 3 miles of undeveloped beach frontage. Parking is very limited and fills up early on sunny summer days. A small portion of the beach is staffed with lifeguards on a seasonal basis. Special Camping/Vehicle Equipment requirements are required for camping at this location.

Vehicles driving on barrier beaches, as well as camping vehicles require Barrier Beach Passes.

Content from Official Website and RI Bird.org - Birding in Rhode Island