Newport features spectacular beaches and ocean views
Newport beaches are plentiful, with some like Easton's Beach (First Beach) within walking distance of Newport's downtown. Breton Point State Park and its beach are known for great kite flying. The beaches along Ocean Drive attract surfers and windsurfers year-round. Fort Adam has a bathing beach in a historic setting, because of the fort and because of the Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival, held here. The Newport region includes Middletown and Jamestown Island, where Beavertail State Park offer a lighthouse and rocky shoreline -- great for exploring tidal life.