Quick Answers to your
most Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I obtain a state
beach season pass?
- What qualifications
are required for a resident beach pass?
- Can I purchase a pass without my
vehicle present? Once I purchase a pass, can I remove it and install
it on my second car?
- I live in Rhode Island and my
company provides me with an OUT OF STATE registered vehicle, can I
obtain a resident Pass?
- What is the Senior Citizen age for
- I am stationed in RI with the
US Military. Can I purchase a resident season pass?
- I participate in the RIPAE program.
Am I exempt from paying an entrance fee to the State Beaches?
- I am disabled; Am I
exempt from paying an entrance fee to the State Beaches?
- Where can I obtain a Four
Wheel Drive Barrier beach pass for East Beach/Ninigeret?
- Are there currently any public
lands, parks or trails available for ATV use?
- Is there smoking allowed on RI state
- Season passes can be
obtained at the entrance booths of any state operated beach
during operating times. Patrons must purchase a new pass each year.
Please visit the division's web site at www.riparks.com or call 401-667-6200
for more information.
Please contact ProPark at 1 (888) 776-7275 ext. 40 for any questions
concerning purchase of beach parking passes.
- The vehicle must be
registered in Rhode Island. For the purpose of administrating
these fees, resident and non-resident vehicle fees shall be based
solely upon the state of registration. vehicle shall mean any street
legal equipment, motorized or non-motorized, properly registered for
over the road travel.
- No, the vehicle must be present so
the Beach Attendant can verify the registration prior to
installation. The pass is non-transferable, i.e.; once you have
mounted the pass you should not take it off. The pass must be
mounted in the registered vehicle it has been purchased for,
transferring the pass will void its use.
- No, the vehicle must be
registered in Rhode Island.
- Both for residents and
non-residents, you must be 65 years of age or older.
- Yes, military personnel
whose permanent duty station is located in Rhode Island can be
issued resident season passes or pay the resident day rate. You must
provide a copy of your orders and drive and own the vehicle.
Law 32-1-18: No entrance fee shall be charged to any
person who is sixty-five years of age or older and who is eligible
to participate in the RI Pharmaceutical Assistance to the elderly
program. You must be driving and be eligible for the 60% income
level indicated on the card. RIPAE Card must be marked 8018 not 8019
or 8020. Daily confirmation only, season passes are not issued for
- Yes, specific
documentation is required to obtain a disability picture ID card
from the Division’s Headquarters, which is required for fee
exemption at our State beaches. To obtain your picture ID you must
provide current year social security disability certification
listing you as disabled and collecting disability benefits with the
Social Security Administration or a current year 100% Disabled
Veteran’s Administration certificate. ID’s are available only from
the North Kingstown location located at 1100 Tower Hill Road,
North Kingstown, RI. We suggest you call
401-667-6200 in advance to verify your paperwork prior to making a
trip to our office.
- Barrier Beach Passes can be purchased at:
Coastal Resources Management Council
Stedman Government Center Suite 116
4808 Tower Hill Road, Wakefield RI
Monday through Friday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Burlingame Campground Check Station
Route 1, Charlestown, RI
June 1 to the Sunday before Columbus Day
Please call Burlingame State Campground for office hours and availability.
For information on pricing, equipment requirements and
other regulations regarding barrier beach permits,
click Barrier Beach Permits.
- No, not at this time. There
is no public property that is available for ATV use in the State of
- As of 2013, The Department of Environmental Management
and the Department of Health (HEALTH) announced the start of a mandatory no smoking
initiative at all Rhode Island state beaches. In doing so, Rhode Island joins the
growing movement to keep beaches clean and to protect people and wildlife from the
risks and ramifications of smoking at the beach, and may be the first state to initiate
a statewide smoke-free beach campaign.