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South Shore Beach opens this weekend

Parking will be at 50 percent to abide by social distancing


South Shore Beach will open in time for Memorial Day weekend, the Little Compton town council announced during their meeting Thursday night.

Summarizing from a letter submitted by the Beach Commission, president Robert Mushen said that starting Saturday, May 23, the beach will be open on weekends and Memorial Day from 8 am to 6 pm through Saturday, June 20. From there, it will operate seven days a week until Monday, September 7. Parking lot capacity will be limited to 50 percent, and a permanent gate will be installed and locked during off hours. Only Rhode Island residents or out-of-state Little Compton residents with a beach sticker will be permitted entry, and all staff have or will soon receive COVID-19 training. All youth activities remain canceled until further notice at this time.

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