The Rhode Island Supreme Court on Tuesday (May 2) upheld a lower court’s ruling that said landowners in a section of Westerly could put up fences to keep the public off their 2-mile stretch of beach, according to Billboard.
The attorney general’s office and environmental groups had argued that the land had been dedicated to the public more than a century ago.
The court disagreed, finding the beach is privately owned.
The attorney general says he’s disappointed but points out that the decision does not affect a state constitutional guarantee to access the shoreline.
Taylor Swift frequently vacations at her beachfront home in a different section of town.