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Sandy Beach – Portsmouth

  • Sandy Beach
  • Neck Farm Road, Portsmouth, RI
  • Trailhead:  41°37’43.01″N, 71°19’49.96″W (2 miles from ferry)
  • Last Time Hiked: July 29, 2018
  • Approximate distance hiked: 0.7 miles
  • Easy beach walk.


Sandy Beach on Prudence Island is a beautiful stretch of strand with views of Hope Island, Jamestown, Quonset, and the Newport Bridge. The usually calm West Passage makes this an ideal swimming spot on a hot summer morning. The beach itself offers about a three quarter of a mile walk from small estuaries at each end. The small dunes are covered in grasses and beach plums.


NOTE: If you plan on hiking on Prudence Island, be known that the island is not commercialized. There are no restaurants, lodging, or transportation services. There are no public restrooms on the island except a composting toilet by the T-Wharf at the southern end of the island, which is several miles from most hikes. Once you are off the ferry you are on your own. Bring everything you will need for a day hike with no services. Furthermore, ticks are in abundance on the island. It is necessary to take precautions including proper clothing, sprays, and frequent checks.



Sandy Beach