Town Beach and Sports Complex

The Bristol Town Beach and Sports Complex is located adjacent to Colt State Park on Asylum Rd., where you can enjoy a relaxing day that includes a picturesque view of Narragansett Bay and magnificent sunsets. Amenities include picnic tables, several varieties of stately shade trees, walking/bike trails, a playground, and a clean, sandy beach that offers the perfect reprieve from the heat of summer (water-shoes or aqua socks are recommended for swimming). Restrooms and outdoor showers (seasonal) are available and a pavilion is available for rent.

The sports complex offers baseball and softball fields, soccer fields, two multi-purpose fields, tennis and basketball courts, a street hockey rink, a bocce court, horseshoe pit, skate park, and restrooms. 

Field Use Is By Permit Only

For details on obtaining a permit, please visit the policies and form page using the link below.

Parking

Parking is available year-round, but a parking fee is charged beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Season passes are available for purchase at the beach entrance booth beginning Memorial Day weekend and are issued to Bristol residents only. The fee for a season pass is $10 per vehicle and proof of residency is required. Season passes are not transferable between vehicles. All transactions are cash only.

Resident Fees

$3.00

Per Vehicle

Monday through Friday

$5.00

Per Vehicle

Weekends and Holidays

Non-Resident Fees

$6.00

Per Vehicle

Monday through Friday

$10.00

Per Vehicle

Weekends and Holidays


Town Ordinances

  • Dogs, alcoholic beverages, charcoal, smoking, vaping, bonfires, and fire pits are NOT permitted on any sports field, in any picnic or parking area, or on the beach. This ordinance is strictly enforced.
  • No tents, drones, motorized vehicles, marijuana, illegal substances, or foul language. 
  • Failure to follow the Town Beach and Sports Complex rules of conduct may result in immediate removal from the area.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines, wash hands frequently, and wear a mask if you cannot maintain a 6 ft. separation from other visitors.
  • The Town Beach area closes at 7:00 p.m. or earlier at the discretion of the Director, Assistant Director, or Beach Manager.

Contact Us

Quinta-Gamelin Community Center Address: 101 Asylum Road, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Town Beach & Sports Complex Address: 50 Asylum Road, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Memorial Day through Labor Day | Sunrise – Sunset

Sarah Klein

Director, Parks and Recreation

Phone: 401-253-1611
Fax: 401-410-0019

Tim Shaw

Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation

Phone: 401-253-1611

Michele Martins

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 401-253-1611