Oakland Beach hopes to attract more beachgoers for July 4th celebrations, warmer weather

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — With the Fourth of July just days away, people have already taken to the beaches to kick off the holiday weekend.

Beach staff at Oakland Beach in Warwick are expecting to attract more people in the coming days with the hopes of warmer weather.

Dawn Rogers, of Johnston, and Chris Thibodeau, of Lincoln said, “We’ve been here about four times in the last month. It is nice and relaxing and the weather is beautiful.”

Some people say blazing-hot weather is perfect for the beach, while others like it colder — opinions seemed to be split.

Fallynne Hawksley, an Iggy’s employee, explained, “It has not been that busy, it has been colder than usual, so there hasn’t really been that many people.”

Workers at the beach are hoping to see more people on their beaches in the coming days.

John Rinn, Warwick City Beach Supervisor said, “It has been a very, very slow season and the weather has not been on our side, but hopefully it is turning. We anticipate a great day on the 4th. It is very busy down here and we have a lot of fun.”

The department said they’re prepared for the anticipated holiday crowds and Rinn told ABC 6 News that lifeguards will be overstaffed for the busy weekend ahead.

Oakland Beach also hosts a firework show, it will be held on Monday, July 3 at 9 p.m.

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