Easton’s Beach Closing in Advance of Tropical Storm Isaias
Beach to remain off-limits on Tuesday
NEWPORT, R.I. (Monday, August 3, 2020) – Easton’s Beach will be closed on Tuesday in advance of Tropical Storm Isaias.
Residents and visitors are advised that the beach parking lots will be closed at the end of the day on Monday, and swimming will be strictly prohibited all day Tuesday.
To guard against a potential storm surge, recently installed electronic pay stations and lifeguard chairs will also be removed and sandbags put in place around the Rotunda.
Depending on the track of the storm, beach staff are hopeful that operations will resume Wednesday, Aug. 5th, however re-opening may be delayed based on the severity of cleanup.
We thank you for your cooperation as we prepare for this first tropical storm of the season.
From Land and Sea, Newport Stepping up COVID-19 Enforcement
Visitors Urged to Wear Masks, Adhere to Social Distancing Rules
NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, July 31, 2020) – Ahead of what would have normally been one of the busiest weekends of the summer, the City of Newport is again taking steps to increase its COVID-19 related enforcement measures.
Historically, the last weekend in July has marked the kickoff to the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals, with the City welcoming tens of thousands of music fans to historic Fort Adams and Newport Harbor. And while this year’s festivals have gone virtual, City officials are still preparing for an influx of visitors that is expected to quickly fill up the City’s downtown shopping district, harbor, and beaches.
Harbormaster’s Office Set to Crack Down on Violations
Vessel Operators Could Face Fines of up to $300
NEWPORT, R.I. (Friday, July 31, 2020) – The City of Newport is advising boaters to expect increased enforcement in and around Newport Harbor beginning this weekend.
As the summer season’s peak draws more vessels into the harbor, the Harbormaster’s Office will be stepping up patrols for boaters violating the City’s No Wake Zones and other infractions, with fines ranging from $50 to $300.