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Beach Openings and Closings

HEALTH officials recommended re-opening Bristol Town Beach in Bristol for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing throughout the summer season. The Department of Health (HEALTH) recommended the closure of Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick and Oakland Beach in Warwick 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 beaches are still closed: TEST BEACH A 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.

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