- Sandy Point
- Sandy Point Avenue, Portsmouth, RI
- Trailhead: 41°33’10.16″N, 71°14’8.57″W
- Last Time Hiked: February 1, 2016
- Approximate distance hiked: 0.5 miles
Sandy Point is a small public beach on the Sakonnet River. It is free to residents, but there is a fee for non-residents. Being off-season and nearly 65 degrees, I thought I would stop and check it out. The beach has two very distinctive sections. The northerly facing part of the beach is sandy and used for swimming. The eastern facing beach is very rocky. Though a short walk, there are sweeping views of the Sakonnet River. To the south you can see the Sakonnet Point lighthouse and to the north Fall River. Across the river is Fogland Beach on the Tiverton/Little Compton line.