The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Surfer's Rock Area at Sachuest Point Beach in Middletown for swimming because of high bacteria levels. (The remainder of Sachuest Beach has acceptable water quality for swimming.) The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) also recommends closing Hazard's Beach in Newport because of high bacteria levels.
RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality through Labor Day. The status of a beach may change as new data become available. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (401-222-2751). A list of closed beaches can also be accessed at health.ri.gov.