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Misquamicut State Beach at Westerly

Misquamicut State Beach

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Misquamicut State Beach

Spend quality time at Misquamicut State Beach during the summer months and you'll cool off in no time. Perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and strolling, the one-half-mile-long beach is located right outside of our full-service hotel and features clear, clean water with a surf zone that's pleasingly low. Discover a wide range of conveniences, such as changing rooms, showers, concession stands, and a gift shop. In addition, there are two annual music events: Misquamicut SpringFest in May and FallFest in September.


Hours -

Sunrise to sunset

Prices -

Parking fees vary

Events In and Around Misquamicut State Beach and the Surrounding Beaches

  • Misquamicut SpringFest
  • Misquamicut FallFest
  • Movies on the Beach
  • Drive-In Movie Night
  • Classic Car Cruise Nights


  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Gift Shop
  • Picnicking


Misquamicut State Beach features picnic areas, lifeguards, a gift shop, shaded gazebos, showers, changing rooms, a first aid station, concessions, and restrooms.


There is parking available for over 2,000 cars at Misquamicut State Beach; however, the lot fills up fast in the summer so you should plan on arriving early to get both a good spot in the lot and on the beach. Hotel guests have complimentary parking in the hotel lot which is centrally located by the beach.


  • Is fishing allowed at Misquamicut State Beach?

    It sure is. Bring along your rod and reel and you’ll have an opportunity to catch everything from tuna and bluefish to striped bass and sunfish.
  • Does Misquamicut State Beach feature marine life other than fish?

    There’s no guarantee but seals and whales have been known to make an appearance so keep your eyes - and ears - open.

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