8 R.I. beaches closed due to bacteria

Beaches include state and town parks

Photo courtesy: MGNonline
Photo courtesy: MGNonline

(WWLP-WPRI) – Eight Rhode Island beaches are closing to swimmers, after the state’s Department of Health found high bacteria counts in the water, our sister station WPRI-TV reports.

The beaches are spread throughout the Ocean State, and include town and state beaches:

  • Scarborough State Beach (North and South) in Narragansett
  • Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick
  • Easton’s Beach in Newport
  • Third Beach in Middletown
  • Peabody’s Beach in Middletown
  • Barrington Town Beach in Barrington
  • Warren Town Beach in Warren
  • Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick

Bacteria levels are being monitored at those beaches, and the health department will recommend their re-opening once they’re deemed to be safe.

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