Scarborough South State Beach

Scarborough South is site of the former Olivio's and Lido’s beaches located to the south of the popular Scarborough North State Beach.

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!. Scarborough South will open for the season on June


2022 Season

Scarborough South State Beach will be open daily starting Father’s Day weekend on June 18. It will be open weekends only from the third weekend in August through Labor Day. The open season for amenities at Scarborough South State Beach is dependent on current seasonal staffing levels and may be subject to change.

Amenities & Experiences

Scarborough South State Beach

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.

  • Swimming (seasonal)
  • Picnicking
  • Accessible Beach Wheelchairs Available (seasonal)
  • Saltwater Fishing (off-hours only)
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Shaded Pavilions
  • Outdoor Showers
  • Indoor Heated Showers (seasonal)
  • Accessible Restroom Facilities

Know Before You Go

Scarborough South State Beach

In-Season Hours & Parking: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday - Friday and 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM on weekends & holidays.

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 South State Beach Historic Picture of People at the Beach

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.

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State Beach Parking

Headed to the a state beach? Check here for the near real-time status of parking lots at our busiest state beaches. Remember, season beach parking passes are not available for purchase at beach entrances. Help reduce traffic delays by buying your season pass or daily flex pass online.

Scarborough South State Beach