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America's Favorite Beach Towns

America's Best Beach Towns: Newport, RI

Kate Appleton

No. 5 Newport, RI

This historic town on Rhode Island’s Aquidneck Island scored in the top 10 for its vacation homes—and no wonder, since former part-time locals have included folks with last names like Vanderbilt and Morgan. For a lovely coastal stroll with mansion views, follow the Cliff Walk. And when you’re ready to swim, head to popular Easton’s Beach. Newport also ranked in the top 10 for its ice cream, such as the ironically dubbed Awful Awful shakes at Newport Creamery.

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