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As the summer season comes to a close, the City of Newport is reminding residents that parking enforcement will remain in effect at Easton’s Beach through Oct. 31st.

Beachgoers are reminded to continue to use the self-pay parking kiosks, avoid crowds, and wear a face mask whenever social distancing is not possible. For those traveling to the beach by car, please be advised that parking capacity will be limited in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

The beach will also be returning to shoulder-season operations beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8th, with no lifeguards on duty, however restrooms will remain open through Columbus Day.

The Easton’s Beach Snack Bar, home to the popular twin lobster roll, will likewise continue to serve patrons through the Columbus Day holiday.

Despite scaled back operations put in place in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the City is pleased to report that this year’s summer season at Easton’s Beach was a definite success, with parking lots filled to capacity on a regular basis and beachgoers overwhelmingly practicing social distancing and mask wearing while in public.

Finally, for Newporters who prefer September beach days, seasonal parking stickers are still available to Newport residents at a cost of $50 per sticker, or $30 for those 65 years and older.

To download an application, please visit

Applicants will be required to provide a copy of a valid driver’s license along with a current vehicle registration with license plate number of expiration date. Applications should be mailed, along with payment, directly to the Martin Recreation Center at 35 Golden Hill Street, Newport, R.I. 02840. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received and stickers will be issued via mail only.

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