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

         Message from the Little Compton Beach Commission:
UPDATED September 13, 2021- Winter 2021 

Beach Season:
Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, weather permitting.

Sanitary Facilities:  Port-a-jons are provided, no running water available

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.


Parking Fees, Permits or Passes are available at the entrance of the beach by beach personnel.  
Beach Rates listed below:          

Passes/Permits  Description  Cost 
Beach Pass Daily - Weekday $15
  Daily - Weekend or Holiday  $20
  Weekly  $50 
  Season  $200 
Motorcycle Pass  Anytime $15
Camper Application Fee   No overnight Camping - 2021 Season  
  Day $35
Campfire Permit  

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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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