Scarborough State Beach

Scarborough State Beach - USA
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The sands of Scarborough State Beach sit beside the slightest indentation of Rhode Island’s Atlantic Ocean coast that it’s difficult to even call it a bay. Running almost perfectly straight for the majority of its half-mile plus length, the beach is sometimes divided into north and south sections, the latter being a 1980s extension of the original beach dating from 1937.

The length and breadth of Scarborough State Beach means sunworshippers and sand castle builders never have very far to go. Lifeguards keep an eye on swimmers during the summer months (broadly mid-May until the end of September), while picnic tables provide a convenient place to enjoy a bite to eat.

Scarborough State Beach’s boardwalk is ideal for people watching, and the north and south pavilions provide all the amenities needed to ensure you won’t be finding sand in your clothes or car for the next fortnight.

Nearest town/city

Narragansett Pier

Lifeguard service



  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Shower

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