Salty Brine State Beach
|Salty Brine State Beach|
|Rhode Island State Park|
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|Management||Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation|
|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. 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. 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 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.
- "Salty Brine State Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Salty Brine State Beach". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
- "Salty Brine State Beach History". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
- "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.
- Donita Naylor, Patrick Anderson (July 14, 2015). "Cable and explosives ruled out in Salty Brine beach blast". Providence Journal. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
- Salty Brine State Beach Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation