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South Shore Beach - 140 South Shore Road
Beach Telephone: 401-239-4818
Beach Email:

Beach Season: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, weather permitting.
Staffed weekends only until June 15, 2024

Food Services:  The Beach Commission grants permission to a few private vendors to serve food at the Beach. 
Currently those include, hot dogs, ice cream, shaved ice.

Sanitary Facilities:  Port-a-jons are provided, no running water available
Parking Fees, Permits or Passes are available at the entrance of the beach by beach personnel.  
Beach Rates listed below:          
                                   2024 Beach Fees

Passes/Permits  Description  Cost 
Beach Pass Daily - Weekday $20
  Daily - Weekend or Holiday  $25
  Weekly  $75
  Season  $250
Motorcycle Pass  Daily - Weekday $20
Motorcycle Pass Daily - Weekend or Holiday $25
Camper Application Fee 2024 $100
*requires prior approval by application Senior Citizens & Veterans $50
  *Day Camper pass $40
  *Overnight Camper pass $50
Campfire Permit Fires out by 10pm $10

Beach Sign - Copy           

2024 Jr. Lifeguard Program Application
Jr LG SSB Flyer 2024

Letter from The Nature Conservancy to Beach Commission dated 06-12-2020                                                                

The beach is managed by the Beach Commission through authority granted by State enabling legislation.  Day-to-day operations are managed by a hired Beach Manager throughout the beach season.  

Beach Commission

The Beach Commission consists of five (5) members elected at the Financial Town Meeting for four (4) year staggered terms. The Commission shall have the authority to manage, regulate and control all public beaches owned by the Town and to make suitable provisions for the care, management maintenance, protection and improvement of the beaches.


  • Joseph D, Maiato
  • Samantha Snow
  • Donald Medeiros
  • William Ryan
  • Mikel Folcarelli

 Shoreline Change Map - 1939-2003 
Enabling Legislation 1939

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