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South Shore beach “jamming” says beach official

By   /  July 25, 2013  /  News, Waterfront  /  No Comments

Nine-year-old Quinn Morgan of Tiverton is all smiles as she catches a ride on her boogie board  at South Shore Beach during the recent heat wave.

LITTLE COMPTON — Recent hot weather has driven visitors to  Shore Shore Beach here in numbers that has Chairman of the Beach Commission searching for ways to describe it. “This place is jamming all the time,” he said last week. “Every day’s a beach day.” It’s about the mid-season point. The beach opened Memorial Day […]

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FEMA tours South Shore Beach, other hard-hit places

By   /  November 5, 2012  /  News, Waterfront  /  No Comments

Photos by Rich Dionne
South Shore Beach was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy's storm surge.

TIVERTON, LITTLE COMPTON — With power restored to all but a few Tiverton and Little Compton households by the end of last week, officials in the two communities turned to damage assessment. It wasn’t pretty. Hurricane Sandy reduced Little Compton’s South Shore Beach to cobble and rocks, and little or no sand. Just last spring, […]

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Little Compton beach officials unplug First Creek

By   /  October 29, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

LITTLE COMPTON — Anticipating record high tides, rain, and waves with the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy, Little Compton Beach Commission officials Sunday took a back hoe and cleared First Creek of sand and cobble, thus allowing water to flow more freely from Tuniper Pond across South Shore Beach to the ocean. The action was intended to lessen […]

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Great white shark washes ashore in Westport

By   /  September 4, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

A 13-foot great white shark washed up onto South Shore Beach in Little Compton on Saturday.

 WESTPORT — Still dark at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Little Compton fisherman Garry Severa worked his way down South Shore Beach and Goosewing Beach, casting out plugs for striped bass. High tide is coming in as he walks his way down to the rocky cliff where the Little Compton beaches become Quicksand Point in Westport. Slowly, […]

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