|3rd Beach Rd|
Middletown, RI 02842
|41° 29' 24.74'', -71° 14' 42.35''|
|VHF Ch. 9|
Located on the west side of the entrance to the Sakonnet River, Third Beach has often been described as a hidden gem. What it lacks in amenities, it makes up with its beauty and charm. The harbor is often a destination for day trippers looking to enjoy a relaxing afternoon or as an overnight stop on your way to the Elizabeth Islands or Block Island. Our mooring field can accommodate boats up to 60 feet and we allow rafting. Anchoring is allowed upon approval from the Harbormaster. Third Beach is a very family friendly beach and is accessible by dinghy.
The beach is nice. The moorings are marked as rentals. The harbor master is nice and came by in the morning to check that we made a reservation. I wish you were assigned a ball number incase you get in find there no balls available. We were told to just take anyone that was open. I could see how you could come in and find none available. There were a number taken by folks for a short while. We were told we could dinghy to shore and leave our dinghy on shore away from the swimming area. There is no dinghy mooring or dock. There is no dumpster, water, or any amenities. Great place to chill for a day or so. The parking at third beach is for residents only. There is public parking further up the beach at Peabody beach. There is no overnight parking.
2023. We couldn’t find a town mooring as the wind was strong so we ended up on a private mooring. We notified the harbor master. Stayed the night. Safe and sound. Thanks. 2022. Only 4 stars as there are limited facilities. Nice mooring field with large pennants. Very quiet night. Can be rolly during the day due to wakes on the River. We will return. Thanks.
Great, quiet spot, mooring gear well maintained, quick response from HM ona Friday night.
We went to look for a mooring Saturday and no mooring was open. My guess is someone hooked up that didn't have a reservation. Harbor Master was not there. Called non-emergency police and they didn't have any Information. Had to leave a voice mail with secretary to chief. No one called us back. Had to motor back to goat island in dark. Horrible experience. Would like a refund!!
Very peaceful and beautiful spot. Harbormaster was there to show us the spots we could take.
Lovely spot, mooring balls not so easy to ID amid a large mooring field, harbormaster claimed he never received our prepaid reservation via Dockwa but generally responsive / helpful. Will be back.
A beautiful, quite and peaceful Cove. Great mooring no noise from any towns. A true gem to stop at if you plan to wine and dine on your boat. We will diffinitely be back here on future cruises.
Great couple of nites!
Great communication and easy to use platform. I look forward to using it again
Beautiful, quiet and fine mooring tackle.
Great, can’t believe we didn’t do it sooner. Quiet evening with a spectacular sunset.
Always a nice place to stage incoming or outgoing. Harbor master was very accommodating.
Harbor Master was very accommodating!
Great quiet spot good for water activities too!
Great stop over on the way to Buzzards Bay. Very friendly harbormaster. There is no dinghy dock, so you have to drag the dinghy on shore. Nice beach.