Town of Middletown Harbormaster

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Day Trip
3rd Beach Rd
Middletown, RI 02842
Check-in after 01:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM

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15 Reviews

by Michael B. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2022
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.

by S J. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2022
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.

by Kim A. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2022
Great, quiet spot, mooring gear well maintained, quick response from HM ona Friday night.

by Pete D. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2022
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!!

by Marilyn D. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2022
Very peaceful and beautiful spot. Harbormaster was there to show us the spots we could take.

by Antonio H. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2022
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.

by William R. - Verified user on Jun 29, 2022
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.

by cynthia s. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2022
Great couple of nites!

by Steven A. - Verified user on Aug 11, 2021
Great communication and easy to use platform. I look forward to using it again

by Donald V. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2021
Beautiful, quiet and fine mooring tackle.

by Michelyn S. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2021
Great, can’t believe we didn’t do it sooner. Quiet evening with a spectacular sunset.

by David s. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2021
Always a nice place to stage incoming or outgoing. Harbor master was very accommodating.

by Lisa O. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2021
Harbor Master was very accommodating!

by Mike M. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
Great quiet spot good for water activities too!

by Jeffrey K. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2021
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.

About Town of Middletown Harbormaster

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.

Booking Info

Max LOA: 65'

Max Beam: 20'

Max Draft: 20'

Please note there is a 3.63% fee applied to all reservations.


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Town of Middletown Harbormaster