HEALTH officials recommended re-opening Third Beach in Middletown, King's Park Beach in Newport, and Grinnell’s Beach in Tiverton 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 Department of Health (HEALTH) recommends the closure of Bristol Town Beach in Bristol to swimming due to high bacteria counts. 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.