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June 20, 2006
Can we tell you how to get to R.I.'s beaches?
Summer may officially begin tomorrow, but the start of a Rhode Island summer tradition waits until Friday. That’s the first day the Beach Bus operated for the past two decades or so by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority begins its summer service.
The Beach Bus/South County Express will run daily, including holidays, through Aug. 7. Departing from six locations in northern Rhode Island, the bus carries beach-goers to Salty Brine State Beach in Galilee, Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett and Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett.
Round trip tickets – which cost $3.50 – must be purchased in advance. The bus picks up in Central Falls, Cranston, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket.
For information on schedules and ticket sale locations, see the Coast 93.3 South County Express Beach Bus link on RIPTA’s website.
But with summer starting tomorrow, if you need a Rhode Island way to welcome the next season before the Beach Bus starts running, it’s not too early to find a Del’s Lemonade truck somewhere.
Also, be sure to check out projo.com’s interactive map of Southern New England beaches, which includes information on lifeguards, concession stands, fees and more.
Posted by Kate Bramson at 8:02 AM | Permalink
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