Misquamicut State Beach is one of the state's most popular beach destinations in RI, with over a half mile of beach front.
The surrounding area also offers many local attractions for children.
The updated, modern pavilion includes many new features including rails, outside showers, a tower, and composting toilets.
Misquamicut Beach does fill to capacity during sunny summer weekends, so plan on getting there early if the weather is hot!
Beach Address: 257 Atlantic Avenue, Westerly, RI
Burlingame State Park
1 Burlingame State Park
Charlestown, RI 02813
Hours of Operation:
9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Open only weekends, first weekend in May through Memorial Day (weather permitting)
Open 7 days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day
Misquamicut State Beach (seasonal) - (401) 596-9097
Burlingame State Park - (401) 322-8910
Fax Number - (401) 322-3083
Smoke Free Beaches: Rhode Island's state beaches are smoke-free.
Current Parking Fees (2013):
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday through Friday:
Residents - $10.00 per car
Non-Residents - $20.00 per car
Resident Seniors (65 years and older) - $5.00 per car
Non-Resident Seniors (65 years and older) - $10.00 per car
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Weekends and Holidays:
Residents - $14.00 per car
Non-Residents - $28.00 per car
Resident Seniors - $7.00 per car
Non-Resident Seniors - $14.00 per car
Buses (Weekdays) - $40.00 per bus
Buses (Weekends & Holidays) - $40.00 per bus
Season Passes: (Must be affixed to vehicle)
Allows entrance to all State Beaches
Residents - $60.00
Non-Residents - $120.00
Resident Seniors - $30.00
Non-Resident Seniors - $60.00
Beach Size: 51.35 Acres
Directions from Providence:
Take Interstate Rte. 95 South, to Rte. 4 South, to Rte.1 South, to Westerly, follow signs to Misquamicut State Beach.
Directions from Hartford:
Take interstate Rte. 95 North to Exit 92 (Rte. 2). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Rte. 2 East and drive 1 mile to Rte 78 East. Follow Rte. 78 to the end, at intersection with Rte 1. and then follow signs for Misquamicut State Beach.
Large Paved Parking Lot
10 Picnic Tables
Lifeguard on duty 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Weather Permitting)
No Animals Allowed
No fires or grilling allowed on the beach
All Trash Carry In - Carry Out ... Please!
Facilities and Activities:
Restrooms for the Disabled
Additional Activities nearby include:
Amusement park-style rides
Animals, Including Horses and Dogs: are not allowed on any state bathing beach, East Beach/Ninigret Conservation Area, or in the Burlingame picnic area from April 1 through September 30th.
All Trash Is Carry In - Carry out Please!