Sachuest Point: Beautiful Ocean Stroll in the National Wildlife Refuge

Sachuest Point Road Island

Looking for something to do before you hit the beaches in Newport? Nearby Middletown plays host to one of the most beautiful coastal walks in New England! Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is a combination of short trails that take you through the nature and plant life of Rhode Island. Sachuest Point is not only a great place for bird watching and fishing, but it’s an easy ocean walk for all ages. 

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About Sachuest Point Rhode Island

The first thing you should know about Sachuest Point is that there’s very limited parking. That means if you’re going on the weekend you better arrive early! We also recommend stopping in at the Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge visitors center to learn some quick information about the area.

We loved to read about the many different species of birds here, and on the informative signs along the trails. The Sachuest Point trails makes for a great free, and easy activity if you have time on your trip to Rhode Island.

Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge

Sachuest Point Trail Guide

All of the trails at the Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge can be completed in 1-2 hours. The best part about these walks is that anyone can do them! All pathways are basically flat, and feature cut downs to the ocean and rocky beaches. Check out our quick breakdown of the 3 miles of trails to explore at Sachuest Point below.

Flint Point Loop Trail: (1.2 miles) – Two observation platforms with views of the Island Rocks, Third Beach, and Sakonnet River.

Ocean View Loop Trail: (1.5 miles) – Gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sachuest Bay. 

Price Neck Overlook Trail: (.1 Miles) – Quick cut through from the Ocean View Loop Trail along ancient rocks that were once part of Africa!

Sunset Trail: (.1 miles) – Small trail that goes from the Ocean View Loop to the gorgeous Sachuest Beach. 

Sachuest Point Trail Guide

Sachuest Point Trails

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge 

Now to the best part about Sachuest Point… The wildlife! Sachuest Point Rhode Island is not just visited by eager tourists year round, but by over 200 species of birds. This includes the peregrine falcon, snowy owls, and huge population of harlequin ducks.

Another big draw to the wildlife refuge is the Sachuest Point fishing. Bluefish and striped bass are plentiful here, but keep in mind you do need a permit to fish. 

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge

Sachuest Point Fishing

Sachuest Point Walking Track

Sachuest Beach

After exploring the wildlife refuge make sure to stop by the beautiful Sachuest Beach. You’ll pass right by it on the drive out to Sachuest Point, so you’ll surely be excited to hit it on the way back! The long white sandy beach attracts travelers year round, and you can expect it to be especially packed in the summer months.

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Have any questions on Sachuest Point Rhode Island, or want to share your own experience? Leave us a comment below!

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Brigitte & Jake

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Where To Stay In Newport Rhode Island

Ultra Luxury – The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection – This former Vinderbilt mansion has been restored into one of the most exclusive hotels in Newport! Enjoy the rooftop bar for drinks in the summer while being just steps from the waterfront. 

Fun Vacation – Attwater Hotel – Beautiful boutique hotel close to all the great attractions of Newport. Bed and breakfast feel, with a unique touch of class and stylish decor. 

Bed & BreakfastBellevue House – Opening in 1828, Bellevue is known as the first and oldest hotel in Newport. Comfy accommodations and convenient location to the center of town.

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  1. M.C
    February 25, 2023 / 9:22 am

    Are leashed dogs allowed on the trails with you? Are there poop receptacles available?

    • Brigitte & Jake
      February 25, 2023 / 9:47 am

      Dogs are not actually allowed here. Sorry )-:

  2. Beth
    June 15, 2021 / 9:01 pm

    Are the bathrooms open yet at Sachuest? Itโ€™s a lovely spot, but restroom access is a must since thereโ€™s little else nearby. Thanks!

    • Brigitte & Jake
      June 16, 2021 / 4:57 am

      Hi Beth, they were open a couple of months ago when we were there at the visitors center. Hope that helps!

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