Beach time should be fun and worry free.
Except when you have to worry about water quality and beach closings.
The National Resources Defense Council has issued its latest report on water quality at U.S. beaches, Testing the Waters 2013: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches.
Our gorgeous Rhode Island beaches are ranked 14th in beach water quality out of 30 states (we all know "The Ocean State" can do better!).
Check the guide before you hit your beach.
And don't forget to wear plenty of sunscreen!