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Roger Wheeler State Beach

100 Sand Hill Cove Road
Narragansett , RI , 2882
Phone: (401) 789-3563
41° 22' 23.4048" N, 71° 29' 58.8372" W
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General Information
The name change from Sand Hill Cove to Roger W. Wheeler State Beach happened on August 15, 1970. Captain Roger W. Wheeler (1907-1969) was the creator of the Rhode Island State Life-Saving System. Without a cadre of life guards at the beaches, who promoted safe swimming practices, the public use of our coastal waters would have amounted to little more than an “attractive nuisance.” Trained, alert, and capable life guards have prevented many family tragedies over the years.

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