Roger Wheeler State Beach

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Roger Wheeler State Beach

Rhode Island

(401) 789-3563

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Made up of 27 acres, Roger W. Wheeler State Beach has been the former host of the Ironman Triathlon. In 1955, a collaboration between the National Park Service ushered in the construction of a new pavilion, which was specifically designed for ease in maintenance. This pavilion has modern features such as as non-corrosive doors, aluminum and stainless steel hardware, aluminum gates at bathhouse entrances to prevent sand-clogged drains, and heavy-duty doors. Guests can also make use of modern men's and women's bathhouses with coin-operated hot-and-cold showers, a playground, a concession building, a lifeguard tower, and naturalist area. There is also a large paved parking lot to prevent overcrowding. Guests can make use of the 63 picnic tables and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere. Lifeguards are also on duty, depending on the weather. Whether you want to enjoy the surf or just bask in the sun, this is the place for you!

Map of Roger Wheeler State Beach (RI)

Latitude, Longitude: 41.372571, -71.499297



  • Historic Sites

    Call the park for more information.

  • Picnicking

    63 picnic tables available.

  • Water Sports

    Guests can enjoy an extensive beach area.


Open weekends May 1st through Memorial Day. Open from Memorial Day through Labor Day open 7 days (weather permitting). Hours run from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.



Take Interstate Rte. 95 South, to Rte. 4 South, to Rte.1 South, to Rte. 108 South, follow signs to Roger W. Wheeler State Beach.

Phone Numbers


(401) 789-3563