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Oakland Beach Closed for Swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Oakland Beach for swimming because of high bacteria counts. The beach is located in Warwick. Conimicut Point Beach, also in Warwick, remains closed.

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).

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