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East State Beach
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Location Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
Elevation 3 ft (0.91 m)
Established 1967
Governing body Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation
Website East Beach

East Beach or East State Beach is a seaside public recreation area on Quonochontaug Neck, the narrow barrier island that separates Block Island Sound and Ninigret Pond, in the town of Charlestown, Rhode Island, United States. The state beach encompasses three miles (4.8 km) of oceanfront and abuts Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge. The area offers a 20-unit seasonal campground, salt-water fishing, ocean swimming, and beach activities.


The recreational grounds were established as East Beach State Park in 1967. The area was listed at 174 acres (70 ha) in 2000. In 2006, the state began "setting up this natural reserve in a major way" with the addition of some 250 acres (100 ha) acquired through the purchase of four parcels at a cost of a little more than two million dollars.

In the 2020 summer season, all RI state beaches are open 9AM to 6PM

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