Scarborough North State Beach

Scarborough State Beach with its large pavilion and expanded beach area, with the nearby Scarborough South, offers a wide range of beach related activities. People of all ages can find activities of interest from sun bathing on Scarborough’s sandy beach, and people watching on its boardwalk to picnicking under shaded shelters, and saltwater bathing in one of Rhode Island’s most popular spots. Check the status of the parking lot here. Be sure to plan ahead and purchase your parking pass before you head to the beach so you can use the express lane! Note - This is the only state beach location that offers in-person sales of season beach passes. Head to the overflow lot (across the street from the main entrance) to get started. Note To prevent traffic back ups on busy days, in person sales are not available when the overflow lot is being used for beach parking.

view of beachfront