The guide to accessibility in the Ocean State

Beaches

 
Blue Shutters Town Beach

469 East Beach Road
Charlestown, RI 02813
401-364-1206
1 beach wheelchair available.
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Charlestown Breachway Beach and State Campground

Charlestown Beach Road
Charlestown, RI 02813
401-322-8910, seasonal 401-364-7000
Dirt parking lot leads to the beach and has several accessible parking spots. All sand paths leading to the beach are difficult for wheelchairs to maneuver, with 1 beach wheelchair (manual) available free of charge on first come, first served basis. 8 self-contained composting toilets, 2 accessible.
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Charlestown Town Beach

557 Charlestown Beach Road
Charlestown, RI 02813
401-364-1208 ext. 364
1 beach wheelchair available.
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East Beach/Ninigret

East Beach Road
Charlestown, RI 02813
401-322-8910, seasonal 401-322-0450
Parking lot is all sand and has several parking spots marked accessible. Composting toilets available, 2 accessible. Wooden ramp to toilets not currently flush to entry point on sand. Only a short distance to the beach from parking area, but difficult for wheelchair users. 1 beach wheelchair (manual, capacity 300 lbs.) is available free of charge on first come, first served basis.
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East Matunuck State Beach

950 Succotash Road
South Kingstown, RI 02881
401-789-8374, seasonal 401-789-8585
2 beach wheelchairs (manual, capacity 300 lbs.) are available free of charge on first come, first served basis. Bathrooms are inaccessible.There are two entrances to the ladies room; one tighter for wheelchairs than the other. Outdoor showers on ground level.
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Fogland Beach/Tiverton Town Beach

Fogland Beach Road and 3 Rod Way
Tiverton, RI 02878
401-625-6780
No parking lot. Would need to navigate over gravel to access picnic tables overlooking water.

Fred Benson Town Beach

7 Corn Neck Road
New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
401-466-7717
Free admission, concession stands are accessible. 1 beach wheelchair (manual) is available free of charge on first come, first served basis. Bathrooms are inaccessible.
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Georgiaville Town Beach

(near 53) Stillwater Road
Smithfield, RI 02917
401-233-1051
Open during summer, need parking sticker. Beach, picnic tables and benches.
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Grinnell’s Beach

Main Road, Stone Bridge Area
Tiverton, RI 02878
401-625-6780
Difficult to navigate dirt parking lot with a wheelchair to get to beach area. Some picnic tables and play area are located on sand.
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Misquamicut State Beach

257 Atlantic Avenue
Westerly, RI 02891
401-596-9097
3 beach wheelchairs (manual, capacity 300 lbs.) are available free of charge on first come, first served basis. Bathrooms are inaccessible.
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Narragansett Town Beach

South Pavilion
39 Boston Neck Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
401-783-6430, seasonal 401-788-2568
Parking permitted for all persons with disabilities with placard regardless of residency, standard parking fees apply. 2 beach wheelchairs (manual, capacity 300 lbs.) are available free of charge. Both parking and wheelchair availability on first come, first served basis. Large changing rooms, accessible showers. Carpet runner to beach.
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North Pavilion
77 Boston Neck Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
401-783-6430, seasonal 401-782-0679
Parking permitted for all persons with disabilities with placard regardless of residency, standard parking fees apply. 1 beach wheelchair (manual, capacity 300 lbs.) is available free of charge. Both parking and wheelchair availability on first come, first served basis. Large changing rooms, accessible showers. Grab bars in bathroom are on opposite walls. Carpet runner to beach.
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Oakland Beach

900 Oakland Beach Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889
401-738-2000 ext. 6504
Benches and picnic tables overlooking water. Playground with short paved path along beach.
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Roger Wheeler Beach

100 Sand Hill Cove Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
401-789-3563
Long ramp leads to bathrooms and refreshments area. 2 beach wheelchairs (manual, capacity 300 lbs.) are available free of charge on first come, first served basis. Bathrooms are inaccessible. Accessible showers in the ladies room equipped with seat and grab bars.
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Salty Brine Beach

254 Great Island Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
401-789-3563
2 beach wheelchairs (manual, capacity 300 lbs.) are available free of charge on first come, first served basis. Bathrooms are accessible; showers with attached bench. Large roll-in shower beachside. Boardwalk has several accessible fishing platforms.
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Sandy Point Beach

620 Sandy Point Avenue
Portsmouth, RI 02871
401-847-3573, seasonal 401-297-1263
Sand parking lot has marked parking. There is a sandy area between the parking and the boardwalk that leads to beach. No beach wheelchair available. Bathrooms are marked accessible but must travel up grassy hill to reach building; there is no path. Direct number to beach in season is.
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Scarborough North Beach

870 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
401-789-8374, seasonal 401-789-2324
Plenty of accessible parking. Several wider spots but none marked van accessible. 2 beach wheelchairs (manual, capacity 300 lbs.) are available free of charge on first come, first served basis. Accessible bathroom on premise. Outdoor showers located on paved surface. The women’s bath house is accessible and contains an accessible shower.
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Scarborough South Beach

970 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
401-789-8374, seasonal 401-789-2324
Easier access to the beach than North Beach. Grass parking predominantly, but several handicapped and van accessible spots marked on a stretch of cement. Extensive ramp leads to the beach. 2 beach wheelchairs (manual, capacity 300 lbs.) are available free of charge on first come, first served basis. Accessible bathroom includes an accessible shower.
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South Kingstown Beach at Matunuck

(near 420) Matunuck Beach Road
South Kingstown, RI 02879
401-789-9301
Several signed spots on gravel. Ramp from parking lot leads to beach, bathrooms, playground, picnic area and beach volleyball. At end of ramp would need to navigate grassy/gravel area to get to picnic tables and volleyball. Outdoor shower only. 2 beach wheelchairs available.
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Spring Lake Beach and Recreational Facility

50 Old Hillside Drive
Burrillville, RI 02826
401-568-9474
Two spots at main entrance. Main parking lot not accessible. Several accessible bathrooms throughout. Ramp to sand; 2 beach chairs available (call ahead preferred). Paved paths to arcade, picnic areas, covered patio, recreation center.
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