Here's all the info you need before heading out to the beach, or a state park for the weekend!

Click HERE to see if you can go swimming, or if your favorite beach is closed because of bad water quality..

For parking info: Announcements of parks that are filled to capacity are made on Facebook at and on Twitter under the following handles: @CTDEPoutdoorrec, @CTrockyneck, @CThammonasset and @CTsherwoodislnd

And HERE for a list of other fun things to do, in between the Beach and BBQ!

Photo credit: Wendy Steele, WWYZ