The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening King Park Beach in Newport for swimming. It had been closed because of high bacteria counts.

When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH’s laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may change daily. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH’s beaches telephone line (401-222-2751) and online:


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The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) has recommended the closing of  King Park Beach in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria counts.

When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH’s laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may change daily.

This is the third time this summer that King Park Beach has been closed due to high bacteria counts, the beach was also closed on August 9th (reopened on August 10th) and on June 25th (reopened on June 27th)

The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH’s beaches telephone line (401-222-2751) and online:

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).