Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed an Executive Order yesterday announcing that the 30th Governor’s Bay Day celebration will take place on Sunday, July 29, 2018.
Governor’s Bay Day will include free parking at all Rhode Island state beaches, as well as fishing in Rhode Island’s salt waters without a fishing license. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will also waive the roundtrip fare on all service to South County beaches on Route 66 (URI/Galilee). Service to the beach will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
“Rhode Island’s beaches are some of the best in the world–after all, there’s a reason we’re called the Ocean State,” said Governor Gina M. Raimondo in a press release on Thursday. “Bay Day is one of my favorite traditions that celebrates the best of our state–our beautiful parks and beaches, our thriving recreational fishing industry and our commitment to protecting our natural resources for future generations to enjoy. I hope Rhode Islanders come out to the beach on the 29th for a great Bay Day!”
“We’re delighted to welcome Rhode Islanders and tourists to visit our spectacular state beaches on Governor’s Bay Day,” said DEM Director Janet Coit in the press release. “This year marks the 30th Bay Day celebration, and presents the perfect opportunity to highlight the progress we’ve made cleaning up Narragansett Bay and celebrate the vitality of our coastal waters. We invite everyone to take some time out on the 29th and explore our beautiful Bay and gorgeous state beaches. Enjoying these magnificent natural resources with family, friends and visitors creates memories that will last a lifetime.”
Parking will be free at all state beaches, which are:
-Charlestown Breachway, Charlestown, RI
-East Beach, Charlestown, RI
-East Matunuck State Beach, South Kingstown, RI
-Misquamicut State Beach, Westerly, RI
-Roger W. Wheeler State Beach, Narragansett, RI
-Salty Brine State Beach, Narragansett, RI
-Scarborough State Beaches (North and South), Narragansett, RI
The Governor’s team will share information on this event using the hashtag #GovBayDay on social media.
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