Salty Brine State Beach

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Salty Brine State Beach
Rhode Island State Park
Country  United States
State  Rhode Island
County Washington
Town Narragansett
Village Galilee
Elevation 0 ft (0 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°22′33″N 71°30′42″W / 41.37583°N 71.51167°W / 41.37583; -71.51167Coordinates: 41°22′33″N 71°30′42″W / 41.37583°N 71.51167°W / 41.37583; -71.51167 [1]
Established 1954
Management Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation
Location in Rhode Island
Website: Salty Brine State Beach

Salty Brine State Beach is a state-operated recreation area on Block Island Sound in the town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.[2] Formerly called Galilee State Beach after the village in which it is located, it was renamed to honor radio and television personality "Salty" Brine (Walter Leslie Brian, 1918-2004) in 1990.[3] 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.[4]

In the news[edit]

On July 11, 2015, the beach came to national attention when an apparent explosion from under the sand threw a woman 5-6 feet into the air, injuring her. The cause of the blast remains a mystery.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Salty Brine State Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Salty Brine State Beach". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Salty Brine State Beach History". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ "DEM hosts ribbon-cutting for new energy-efficient pavilion with wind turbine at Salty Brine State Beach" (Press release). RI Department of Environmental Management. May 24, 2010. Retrieved November 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ Donita Naylor, Patrick Anderson (July 14, 2015). "Cable and explosives ruled out in Salty Brine beach blast". Providence Journal. Retrieved November 6, 2015. 

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