A secluded beach with amazing sunsets, Charlestown Beach is a great spot for a sunset picnic, and romantic enough that people get engaged here on a regular basis. At the end of the beach is a long jetty that is up against the channel to Great Salt Pond and an excellent spot for fishing; it’s also great for just watching the boats sail in and out of New Harbor. Access to Charlestown Beach is from Coast Guard Road (also known as Champlin Road) off of West Side Road, just past the entrance to Champlin’s Marina in New Harbor. Go down the dirt road, and when it turns sharply to the right towards the end, access to the beach is easy to spot. (Don’t drive your car, as there’s no parking; it’s also a dirt road, so no mopeds.) While beautiful, Charlestown Beach is not a great place for swimming.