• 2015
Misquamicut Beach Information
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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

Mailing Address:
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

Phone Numbers:

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 (2015):

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

Bus Fees:

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

Reservations: None
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.

Other Information:

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
Picnic Tables
Concession Stand

Additional Activities nearby include:

Water Slide

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!