Directions

Newport Grande Casino -- Shuttles to Start
Jamestown, Potter Cove - Finish
Jamestown Parking - Swimmer and Spectator 

THE START: Coaster’s Harbor Island Beach, Naval Station Newport

 From Providence:

  • Take I-95 South to Route 4 South (to get to Route 4 South, bear left on I-95 at the sign reading “Newport/S.County” and take exit #9).
  • Continue on Route 4 South to Route 1 South.
  • Bear right and take the exit to Route 138 East (the exit sign reads “RI-138 East / Jamestown /Newport Bridges”).
  • Continue over both the Jamestown and Newport Bridges.
  • Stay straight on the ramp after the Newport Bridge (passing the “Scenic Newport” exit).
  • Follow the exit to the traffic light. Newport Grand Jai Alai will be in front of you.
  • Take a right onto Admiral Kalbfus Road.
  • Go west (toward the Bay) around the rotary.
  • Take the second right off the rotary, following signs for “NETC Gate 1.”
  • Go straight at the light.
  • At the gate, present your Swim parking pass to the Officer on duty and have your ID ready.
  • To get to the parking lots near the Officers Club, take a left after the gate and continue straight, you will pass the Officers Club sign and see the parking lots ahead.
  • To get to the Baseball field parking area and GYM 109 parking lot (where participants will also be parking), take a right.
  • At the gate and continue straight. You will see the sign for GYM 109 ahead at your first left.

THE FINISH : Potter  Cove Beach in Jamestown

From Providence:

  • Take I-95 South to Route 4 South (to get to Route 4 South bear left on I-95 at the sign reading “Newport/S.County” and take exit #9).
  • Continue on Route 4 South to Route 1 South.
  • Bear right and take the exit to Route 138 East (the exit sign reads “RI-138 East / Jamestown /Newport Bridges”).
  • Continue over the Jamestown Bridge.
  • Continue to the toll plaza before the Newport Bridge and take the last Jamestown exit before the toll plaza (do not go through the toll plaza).
  • Follow the curve, take the first left and go underneath the overpass of the bridge, towards the water.
  • Parking is NO LONGER available along the road in front of the beach – East Shore Road. You can park at the Marina or anywhere PAST THE STOP SIGNS on East Shore. There will be no parking at the Rhode Island  Turnpike and Bridge Authority.