The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Oakland Beach for swimming because of high bacteria counts. The beach is located in Warwick.
When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may change daily. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (401-222-2751).