Three state beaches open weekends; official opening day is May 26

Three state beaches open weekends; official opening day is May 26

Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler, and Misquamicut state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., until Memorial Day to accommodate early beach-goers and the sale of advance season passes.

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announces that three state beaches in South County are now open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler, and Misquamicut state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, until Memorial Day to accommodate early beach-goers and the sale of advance season passes. State beaches will be open daily from Saturday, May 26, the traditional start of the summer outdoor recreation season, until Labor Day. Scarborough South, however, is scheduled to open on Saturday, June 23. This beach closes on weekdays starting in mid-August.

Non-surf beaches at Lincoln Woods State Park, Goddard Memorial State Park, Burlingame Picnic Area, Pulaski State Park, and Fort Adams State Park will be open daily beginning Saturday, May 26, until Labor Day. There are no fees to access beaches within state parks.

The fee structure for the 2018 season will remain the same as last year. The daily beach parking fee for residents is $6 on weekdays and $7 on weekends and holidays. The fee for a season pass for residents is $30 and, through Sept. 3, will be available for purchase at state beaches. Non-resident parking is $12 on weekdays and $14 on weekends and holidays. A season pass is $60 for non-residents. A 50-percent discount on daily parking fees and season passes applies for senior citizens 65 years and older. Fees are based solely on the vehicle registration of each vehicle entering beach facilities.