Houses on the western side of Misquamicut Beach, Westerly, Rhode Island. Photo/Wikimedia (2009)

Houses on the western side of Misquamicut Beach, Westerly, Rhode Island. Photo/Wikimedia (2009)

A trial over public-access rights along Misquamicut Beach in Rhode Island has begun in the state’s Superior Court in a case that could determine the rights of beachgoers, fishermen and property owners.

The trail began Tuesday, April 1, with the examination of archaic land records, according to the Providence Journal. A decision isn’t expected for several weeks.

Read more about the court case over public-access rights on Misquamicut Beach, Rhode Island.

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