There are several soft-sand beaches to choose from in Newport. Each beach also has parking available. During the summer, beach parking ranges from $10-$20.
Easton's Beach (1st Beach)
Approximately 1 mile away, Easton's Beach is the closest beach to La Farge Perry House. Featuring surfing, seasonal lifeguards, a carousel, an aquarium, snack bar, and lobster rolls, many visitors to Newport enjoy the long stretch of ocean and white sand. Guests of La Farge Perry House may park complimentary at our sister property, The Chanler, which is adjacent to Easton's Beach.
Sachuest Beach (2nd Beach)
Just as popular as Easton's Beach, this quieter beach has a concession stand, several surfers, and usually a Del's Lemonade truck at the Western end of the beach. It is approximately 3 miles from La Farge Perry House.
The quietest of the three beaches, 3rd Beach is set back in a cove, creating calmer water and subtle ocean breezes. It is best to plan on bringing snacks, as there are no snack bars available at this beach. It is approximately 4 miles from the inn.
One of the top attractions in Newport, this 3.5 mile walk runs along the Atlantic Ocean and behind the gilded age mansions. Most of the Cliff Walk is paved, with some parts being rocky but walkable. There are several access points to enter and exit the walk. It begins at Easton's Beach and The Chanler, where guests of La Farge Perry House may park complimentary to walk it. You may want to walk a portion of it, and exit near The Breakers mansion to take a mansion tour. Morning walks on the Cliff Walk can be the most beautiful and peaceful, as the sun rises over this portion of the Atlantic Ocean.
Ocean Drive is exactly as it sounds... a breathtaking drive along the ocean in Newport. With newer mansions that are private homes on one side of the street, and the ocean on the other, it is not to be missed. For those who like some exercise, consider renting a bike and ride along this breezy, relatively flat drive.
For an exquisite view of Newport and the surrounding area, sailing tours offer a glimpse into Newport's 53 years as host of America's Cup and nickname "Sailing Capital of the World".
Several options are available for public and private sails, throughout the day and at sunset. It is recommended that you purchase tickets ahead of time to secure your seat and desired time.
Sailing through the Newport Harbor, into Narragansett Bay where the Newport Bridge is, and along Ocean Drive, Sight Sailing offers daily public scheduled sailing cruises. Tickets start at $30 per adult and $25 per child for a two hour sail. Boats depart from Bowen's Wharf.
America's Cup Charters
For the ultimate sailing experience, America's Cup Charters provides beautifully restored America's Cup yachts for private groups and families with a personal crew. They also offer ticketed, two hour sails starting at $75 per adult and $40 per child. Boats depart from the marina at the Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, located at 49 America's Cup Avenue.
Approximately a 6 minute walk from the inn, Newport Bicycle offers bike rentals starting at $7 per hour, and include a lock, helmet, and Newport bicycling map. Rentals and are available first come, first served.
Ten Speed Spokes
Also offering bicycle rentals with helmets, locks, and bicycling maps, Ten Speed Spokes is approximately a 15 minute walk from the inn. Rentals are first come, first served and start at $7 per hour.