8 beaches closed to swimming due to high bacteria

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(WPRI) — The Rhode Island Department of Health has recommended swimming bans at eight beaches across the state after finding high bacteria counts in the water.

Beaches closed to swimming until further notice include:

  • Easton’s Beach in Newport
  • Third Beach and Peabody’s Beach in Middletown
  • Scarborough State Beach (North and South) in Narragansett
  • Goddard Memorial State Park Beach in Warwick
  • Barrington Town Beach
  • Warren Town Beach

The health department will continue to monitor the bacteria levels at those beaches and will recommend they be reopened once it’s safe.

Conimicut Point Beach in Warwick was closed to swimming Wednesday, and remains closed at this time.

 

 

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