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Scarborough North: Weekend Opening of Select State Beaches
The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has announced that three state beaches in South County will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Saturday, May 12.
Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler, and Misquamicut state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, from May 12 until Memorial Day to accommodate early beach-goers and advance season pass sales. (All state beaches will be open on a daily basis from Memorial Day, the traditional start of the summer outdoor recreation season, through Labor Day.)
The daily beach parking fee for Rhode Island residents is $10 on weekdays and $14 on weekends and holidays. The non-resident beach parking fee is $20 on weekdays and $28 on weekends and holidays. The fee for a season pass is $60 for Rhode Island residents and $120 for non-residents. Discounts will apply for senior citizens aged 65 and older.
Season passes will be available for purchase at Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler, and Misquamicut state beaches on weekends only beginning May 12, weather permitting. Season passes WILL NOT be sold at the RI State Parks Office in Johnston.
For more information contact DEM at 401-222-2771 or www.dem.ri.gov.
More About Scarborough State Beach
Located on Ocean Road, Scarborough State Beach is typically accessed by Burnside Avenue, off of Route 108. With abundant rentals in the area, it is a favorite of University of Rhode Island and summer residents. Both the North and South pavilions have parking areas, and an additional lot is available on Burnside Avenue. Unless you are walking to the beach, there is very little street and free parking in the area, as compared to other Narragansett beaches. A large green area at Scarborough allows for frisbee, picnics and other light activities.