RIDOH Recommends Reopening Oakland Beach, Conimicut Beach, Barrington Town Beach, and Larkin Pond Association Beach for Swimming


The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Oakland and Conimicut Beaches in Warwick, Barrington Town Beach, and Larkin Pond Association Beach in Kingston for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels.


RIDOH officials will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. 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). A list of closed beaches can also be accessed at health.ri.gov.



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