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Beach Protection 2020

5 Safe Ways to Have the Best Possible South County Beach Experience this Summer:

South County, Rhode Island is still welcoming visitors this summer. We understand you're getting a lot of mixed messages about whether it's safe to visit, if we're allowing visitors and what the rules are. We're here to make sure you understand that:

  1. You are welcome here!*
  2. Our beaches are open! Only two beaches, Misquamicut State Beach and Scarborough State Beach have had their parking lot capacity reduced to 25% recently due to people not socially distancing and not wearing masks. We have 20 public beaches, so there are plenty of others to choose from if these two are full. 
  3. You can check to see if parking is available at the beach you want to go to in real time here. 
  4. Please follow the rules:
    • Wear your mask as you're entering or exiting the beach.
    • Wear your mask at the concession stands and restrooms.
    • Wear your mask if you're walking around the beach.
    • Maintain at least 6 feet social distance from other beach goers who are not in your group.
    • Take your trash with you.
  5. If you'd like to ensure you will have a beach spot, here are some surefire ways to be sure you will have beach access and not have to worry about parking:

 

Ocean House Beach Chairs

Book a stay at one of the many South County hotels that offer beach access:

 

Paddy's Oceanside Lounge

Paddy's Oceanside Lounge

Reserve a lounge chair or beach cabana at Paddy's Oceanside Lounge in Misquamicut for the day. You must be 21+ and a minimum food & beverage order is required. Enjoy a safe, socially distant space with your group of friends or family. Have food and drinks brought to you. Relax and soak up the sun! Life doesn't get much better. Learn more.

 

The Andrea Beach Spots

The Andrea Beach Spots

Reserve a 10x8 beach spot for up to five people at The Andrea at Misquamicut Beach. $50 guarantees you a spot for the day, parking and the ability to order food and drinks and use of the restrooms. You can't beat the security of knowing you have a safe spot right on the beach for the price!  Learn more

 

*If you are coming from a state with a 5% or more rate of COVID-19 infections, you MUST quarantine for 14 days.