East Beach is one of the least developed of the Rhode Island state beaches, with limited parking and a half dozen changing rooms. As the easterly extension of Quonochontaug Neck it is a three-mile-long barrier beach that separates Ninigret Pond from the ocean. East Beach is one of Rhode Island’s spectacular seaside treasures. Parking is very limited and fills up early on sunny summer days. Be sure to plan and purchase your parking pass ahead of time!