UPDATE: HEALTH officials have now recommended re-opening Bristol Town Beach, Third Beach, King Park Beach, Goddard Memorial State Park Beach, and Fort Adams State Beach for swimming. This recommendation is based on results from water samples that show bacteria levels within acceptable limits. HEALTH will continue to monitor the water quality regularly to assure safe bathing throughout the summer season.
The Rhode Island Department of Health recommended the closure of and in Newport due to high bacteria counts.
Other beaches around Rhode Island that have been closed are Bristol Town Beach and Goddard Memorial State Park Beach to swimming.
Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the area is safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted by the HEALTH laboratory or a state certified laboratory.