The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Barrington Town Beach for swimming due to high bacteria counts. Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend reopening when the water is again safe for swimming. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory.
Beach status may change on a daily basis. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (401-222-2751) and online.