Misquamicut State Beach

Misquamicut has always enjoyed a summer population balanced by Westerly area locals and large influxes of Connecticut residents. One of the state's most popular beaches with over a half mile of beach front, there are also many local attractions for children. This modern pavilion includes many new features including rails, outside showers, and composting toilets. This beach does fill to capacity during sunny summer weekends.

A new bathing pavilion opened in 1999. This village-like structure includes a bathhouse building, a concession building that includes a gift shop and offices, a lifeguard tower and shade gazebos. Decking is made from a compound of wood and recycled plastic.  A $700,000 renovation of the parking area was completed in the year 2000.

Location Information:

257 Atlantic Avenue
Westerly, Rhode Island

Mailing Address:

Burlingame State Park
1 Burlingame State Park
Charlestown, Rhode Island 02813

Contact Information:

Misquamicut State Beach (seasonal)
(401) 596-9097

Burlingame State Park
(401) 322-8910
(401) 322-3083 [Fax]

Activities offered at this location:

Other Information:

View a history of Misquamicut State Beach

Parking: Electric vehicle charging station available for 4 hours max while enjoying the beach or other facility. The EV station does not guarantee a space on full capacity days and a parking fee is required when the beach is charging a fee.


Lifeguard on duty 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Seasonal)

No animals allowed

Restrooms for the disabled

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