Scarborough South State Beach
Scarborough South State Beach is site of the former Olivio's and Lido’s beaches located to the south of the popular Scarborough North State Beach. It adds close to 16 acres and over 1,000 feet of beach frontage at Scarborough. Check the status of the parking lot here. Be sure to plan and purchase your parking pass ahead of time so you can use the express lane!
Here you’ll find public restrooms, outdoor showers, wheelchair accessibility, large parking lot with room for RV and bus parking, food concessions, lifeguard tower, and shade gazebos.
Amenities & Experiences
- Accessible Beach Wheelchairs Available
- Saltwater Fishing (off-hours only)
- Electric Vehicle Charging
Know before you go
In-Season Hours & Parking: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday - Friday and 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM on weekends & holidays. Gates close at sunset. Check the capacity of the parking lot.
Restrictions: No alcohol, glass, dogs/pets, smoking, RV camping, or tent camping allowed. Day parking for RV and buses available. Scarborough South State Beach is day-use only.
Concessions: Salty's Burger & Seafood is open daily during the beach season.
Lifeguard on duty 9:00 AM (8:30 AM weekends/holidays) to 6:00 PM (Seasonal)
Tide Chart: View local tides and surf conditions. Break the grip of the rip! Learn about rip currents.
History of Scarborough South (1937)
Scarborough was originally developed in 1937. It has long been known as the principal destination for a "day at the beach" for thousands of Rhode Islanders over the years.