Salty Brine State Beach facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSalty Brine State Beach
|Location||Galilee, Narragansett, Washington, Rhode Island, United States|
|Area||1.33 acres (0.54 ha)|
|Elevation||0 ft (0 m)|
|Governing body||Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation|
|Website||Salty Brine State Beach|
Salty Brine State Beach is a public recreation area occupying slightly more than one acre (0.40 ha) of ocean shore in the village of Galilee, town of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Established in 1954 as Galilee State Beach, it was renamed in 1990 to honor Salty Brine, a Rhode Island radio and television personality. The area offers ocean swimming and saltwater fishing. A 2,800-square-foot (260 m2) beach pavilion and boardwalk were added to the facility in 2010.
In the news
On July 11, 2015, the beach came to national attention when a woman suffered broken ribs and other injuries from an explosion under the sand that hurled her four feet into the air, landing her ten feet from her beach chair. The cause of the explosion was attributed to hydrogen formed by the underwater corrosion of copper in an abandoned electric cable.
In the 2020 summer season, all RI state beaches are open 9AM to 6PM
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