The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) today announced that it recommends reopening Easton’s Beach (also known as First Beach) in Newport for swimming because bacteria counts have returned to safe levels.

On Tuesday, RIDOH recommended closing Easton’s Beach (also known as First Beach) in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria levels.

RIDOH 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.

RIDOH has the following data on its website regarding 2022 Beach Season Closures.

2022 Beach Season Closures

BeachCity/TownClosed OnRe-OpenedNumber of Days Closed
Gooseberry BeachNewport6/8/226/11/223
Holiday Acres CampgroundGlocester6/13/226/22/229
Easton’s BeachNewport6/14/226/16/222
Fogland BeachTiverton6/15/226/16/221
Goddard State Park BeachWarwick6/16/226/18/222
Conimicut Point BeachWarwick6/17/226/21/224
Spring Lake BeachBurrillville6/17/226/21/224
Camp WachaugCharlestown6/23/226/25/222
Ninigret Park BeachCharlestown6/24/226/28/224
Conimicut Point BeachWarwick6/28/226/30/222
Oakland BeachWarwick6/28/226/30/222
Barrington Town BeachBarrington6/28/226/30/222
Larkin Pond Beach AssociationKingston6/29/226/30/221
Ginny B’s CampgroundFoster6/29/227/1/222
Briar Point BeachCoventry6/29/226/30/221
Kingston’s CampKingston7/7/227/14/227
Camp HoffmanSouth Kingstown7/7/227/9/222
Marion Irons BeachGlocester7/12/227/19/227
Camp RugglesGlocester7/13/227/19/226
Camp Grosvenor (Boys and Girl’s Club of Newport)North Kingstown7/15/227/19/224
Hope Community Recreation AreaScituate7/20/228/1/2212
Kingston’s CampKingston7/21/227/22/221
Hazard’s BeachNewport7/22/227/23/221
Sachuest Beach Surfer’s Rock Area onlyMiddletown7/22/227/27/225
Camp RugglesGlocester7/26/227/29/223
Lincoln Woods State Park BeachLincoln7/27/227/29/222
Camp CanonicusExeter7/28/228/3/226
Larkin Pond Beach AssociationKingston7/28/227/29/221
Kingston’s CampKingston8/4/228/16/2212
Camp HoffmanKingston8/4/22end of season 8/12/228
Kent County YMCA Lower PondWarwick8/4/22end of beach use 8/17/2213
Camp CanonicusExeter8/4/22  
Harmony HillGlocester8/10/22end of season 8/12/222
Third BeachMiddletown8/10/228/12/222
Spring Lake BeachBurrillville8/10/228/12/222
Slack’s Pond BeachSmithfield8/12/22  
Easton’s BeachNewport8/23/20228/25/222
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