RI DOH closes two Glocester beaches


GLOCESTER – Two beaches in Glocester were among 13 in Rhode Island closed on Tuesday due to high bacteria levels.

The Rhode Island Department of Health recommended closure of Marion Irons Beach and Harmony Hill School Beach on Tuesday, July 18 after taking water samples.

No reopening date has been set and until Marion Irons is deemed safe, the Glocester Recreation Department has announced that swim lessons will take place at Spring Grove.

Other beaches closed this week until further notice include:

  • Goddard Park Beach in Warwick
  • Oakland Beach in Warwick
  • Buttonwoods Beach in Warwick
  • Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick
  • Barrington Town Beach in Barrington
  • Warren Town Beach in Warren
  • Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth
  • Peabody’s Beach in Middletown
  • Third Beach in Middletown
  • Lincoln Woods Beach in Lincoln
  • Camp Ruggles Beach in Scituate

Ongoing closures include:

  • Kent County YMCA Beach in Warwick (Closed July 13)
  • Briar Point Beach in Coventry (Closed July 12)
  • Hope Community Service Pond Beach in Scituate (Closed July 12)
  • Camp Hoffman Beach in South Kingstown (Closed July 6)
  • Camp Watchaug in Charlestown (Closed July 7)
  • Burlingame State Park Beach in Charlestown (Closed July 1)
  • Georgiaville Pond Beach in Smithfield.

RI DOH will continue to monitor and review water quality at Marion Irons and other Rhode Island beaches through Labor Day,For the most up-to-date information on beach closures in the state, visit the RI DOH website here or call (401) 222-2751.

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