Scarborough South State Beach

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

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Off-Season Notice

Thank you for another fantastic RI State Beach Season. In the off-season, all gates and parking lots remain open except in cases of an extreme weather event like hurricanes. Portajohns are available at most locations and will remain as weather conditions allow.

Not a fan of cold weather? Now is the perfect time to buy your 2024 state beach season parking pass.

Scarborough South State Beach

Scarborough South State Beach is site of the former Olivo’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!


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

NOTE: The open season for amenities at Scarborough South State Beach is dependent on current seasonal staffing levels and may be subject to change.

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; Subject to staffing levels)

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

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Scarborough South State Beach