newport ri beach closure

Easton’s Beach & Goddard Park Beach both closed for swimming due to high bacteria levels

UPDATE 6/13:

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Easton’s Beach (also known as First Beach) for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels.


The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Goddard Park Beach in Warwick and Easton’s Beach (a.k.a. 1stBeach) in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria levels.

RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer season. The status of a beach may change as new data become available. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH’s beaches telephone line (401-222-2751).



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