Sandy Point Beach
Sandy Point Beach
This shallow, natural beach is located on the Sakonnet River at the end of Sandy Point Avenue and is great for families. The beach is free to town residents with either a current transfer station sticker or a free sticker provided upon proof of residency (car registration with your name and Portsmouth address) by the Town Clerk's Office, 401-683-2101 (available mid-May). Sandy Point Beach is equipped with changing rooms and restroom facilities during the swimming season, and picnic tables. Dogs are not allowed on the beach (see below).
In 2018 , the beach will be staffed with lifeguards on weekends only (and facilities open) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28. The summer season kicks off on June 25th when lifeguards will be at the beach daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost of admission for nonresidents is $10 Monday through Thursday and $15 Friday through Sunday. The Town Clerk's office and the gate offer books of four for $35 and accept cash only. The gate will charge admission to the beach through 4:15 pm each day.
Swimming and Sailing Lessons and Summer Camp!
Sandy Point Beach, in conjunction with our Recreation Department, is proud to offer youth Swimming Lessons, Sailing Lessons, and a Sandy Point Beach Camp experience this summer! Registration is easy with PayPal! Register your child this year on our Recreation Department home page!
Sandy Point Beach has changing rooms, warm showers, and ample parking spaces. In addition, there is a small concession stand with affordable products:
|Nature Valley Protein Bar||$2|
|Ice Cream Sandwich||$1|
|Annie's Fruit Snacks||2 for $1|
Are Dogs Allowed on Sandy Point Beach?
Section 101-7 of the Code of the Town of Portsmouth says that dogs, with the exception of service dogs, shall not be allowed on the premises of any store or public eating place in the Town of Portsmouth and shall not be allowed on any Town-operated beach. Any owner shall not allow his dog, with the exception of services dogs, to be upon the premises of any store, public eating place or Town-operated beach. Portsmouth does, however, have a very nice Dog Park! Please bring your dog and visit!
All town ordinances apply to this facility.