Health dept. reopens several beaches to swimming

West Bay

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Several beaches closed to swimming have now reopened, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health.

The health department allowed Camp Grosvenor and Kent County YMCA Lower Pond to reopen Tuesday to swimming.

Last weekend, the health department reopened Dunes Park Beach, Third Beach, Sandy Point Beach, Peabody’s Beach, Gooseberry Beach, Fort Adams Beach, Saunderstown Yacht Club, North Kingstown Town Beach and Bonnet Shores Beach.

All of the aforementioned beaches were closed last week due to high bacteria counts in the water.

No Rhode Island beaches are closed at this time.

The health department said they will continue to monitor the water quality regularly at beaches statewide to ensure it is safe for swimming.

For the most up-to-date beach information call the health department’s beaches telephone line at (401) 222-2751 or online.

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