The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has announced that three state beaches in South County will be open weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Saturday, May 12.
Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler, and Misquamicut state beaches will be open Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, from May 12 until Memorial Day to accommodate early beach-goers and advance season pass sales. (All state beaches will be open on a daily basis from Memorial Day, the traditional start of the summer outdoor recreation season, through Labor Day.)
The daily beach parking fee for Rhode Island residents is $10 on weekdays and $14 on weekends and holidays. The non-resident beach parking fee is $20 on weekdays and $28 on weekends and holidays. The fee for a season pass is $60 for Rhode Island residents and $120 for non-residents. Discounts will apply for senior citizens aged 65 and older.
Season passes will be available for purchase at Scarborough North, Roger Wheeler, and Misquamicut state beaches on weekends only beginning May 12, weather permitting. Season passes WILL NOT be sold at the RI State Parks Office in Johnston.
For more information contact DEM at 401-222-2771 or www.dem.ri.gov.