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Beach Closings

The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of Fort Adams State Park in Newport 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.

The following licensed beach remains closed for swimming: Atlantic Beach Club Beach in Middletown.

PLEASE NOTE: BEACH STATUS MAY CHANGE ON A DAILY BASIS. For up to date information about swimming at Rhode Island beaches call (401) 222-2751.

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