Kayak Launch Location
Second Beach, Newport: (Town Area) Directions from the West Bay: take Rt. 138 over the Jamestown and Newport Bridges. Follow signs to 138A to the ocean. Take left on Purgatory Rd passing St.George's School to 2nd Beach. From The East Bay: Rt. 24 over the Sakonnet Bridge to 138 and then to 138 A and follow the above directions. From Bristol take the Mt. Hope Bridge then follow the directions to 138, then to 138A, same as above. If coming from the Boston area take 24 South over the Sakonnet Bridge and from the Cape are, take 195 West to 24 south over the Sakonnet Bridge and follow he above directions.
The main parking lot for this beach is located off Sachuest Point Road. This site has an 8,000-foot-long wide, sandy, beach fronting Sachuest Bay (Atlantic Ocean) and is an excellent place for swimming, surfing, walking, and sunbathing. The beach is well known and gets quite crowded during the summer. Facilities include a large parking lot (fees charged) and a concession area with food, restrooms, changing rooms, and picnic tables. While this beach is not a popular launch area in Season, it is a convenient way point on a paddle.
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