Press Releases


HEALTH Closes Five Beaches to Swimming

The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of Atlantic Beach Club Beach in Middletown, Easton's Beach in Newport, Peabody's Beach in Middletown, Third Beach in Middletown, and Warren Town Beach in Warren to swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas are safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted by the HEALTH laboratory or a state certified laboratory.

PLEASE NOTE: BEACH STATUS MAY CHANGE ON A DAILY BASIS. For up to date information about swimming at Rhode Island beaches, go to the HEALTH website at or for recorded information about RI Bathing beaches call (401) 222-2751.

Related links

Share this: