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Scarborough State Beaches (North and South)

970 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-1356
+1 401-789-8374
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Love the beach... we entered at end of beach near the little fort so we could bring our pup for a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Canton, CT
via mobile
Girls' day at the Beach

Last week 3 friends and I had the pleasure of spending the day at Scarborough Beach in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
michael h
Worcester, Massachusetts
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“nice beach” (27 reviews)
970 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 02882-1356
+1 401-789-8374
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love the beach... we entered at end of beach near the little fort so we could bring our pup for a few hours! Very clean, beautiful waves and soft sand.

Thank MMACanton_CT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last week 3 friends and I had the pleasure of spending the day at Scarborough Beach in Narragansett, RI. It was a very peaceful, pleasant day. We went mid-week and arrived at approximately 10:00 am. The parking lot was crowded, but there were still plenty...More

Thank michael h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scarborough State Beach is just beautiful! You can walk for at least a mile down a long strip of soft sand. Gets very crowded on weekends, but there's tons of parking. We usually go to the southern most part of the beach as it's sometimes...More

Thank Bobbie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of parking, great beach, good facilities -- it's what an ideal beach should be. Nice snack bar, great relaxation.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice beach and we had a great day, however bathrooms and changing rooms filthy. Enuf said.

Thank Paula1504
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach! Convenient and inexpensive parking! However, extremely dirty restrooms detracted from an otherwise enjoyable day!

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The State of RI has many clean, easily accessed saltwater beaches.The DEM website has a list of its beaches and parks,many of which have free parking and admission. If you're concerned about the cleanliness of the water you swim in,stay away from Scarborough.

1  Thank BeachAccessReviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is certainly a beautiful looking beach. It is more affordable than the Town Beach. However, there are a couple of drawbacks. The sewage treatment plant at the south end of the beach can at times be very unpleasant. And the wave action (especially towards...More

2  Thank michelewave04
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great beach for the young crowd, and I don't mean children. Expect more hardbodies here than at typical state Rhode Island beaches. But there are a multitude of pavilions here and a nice long stretch of beach, with plenty ofdining establishments close...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Several years ago the state of RI thought it a great idea to build a sewage treatment plant next door to the beach. If you do not mind being in dilluted sewage with a bonus of a fresh sewage smell in the air then go...More

2  Thank benn_there
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Richard A
2 July 2017|
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Narragansett town beach
4 October 2016|
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Response from Rhons777 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I only went 1 time to this beach and am not sure. Sorry.
Gary M
28 July 2016|
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Response from benn_there | Reviewed this property |
Surfing is not allowed at any RI state beach. Surfers sometimes do surf adjacent to the beaches. Concerning Scarborough state beach, you would not be able to surf in front of the beach. I am not a surfer but can say this... More