East Matunuck State Beach

From the Hurricane of ’38 through successive storms in 1954 and 1955, light-weight and well-built structures along this coastline were from time to time swept away. Beginning in 1956 the State Department of Public Works began acquiring storm-ravaged land by public condemnation. Additional purchases by the state occurred in 1967, and the Division of Parks and Recreation, now in DEM, built a modern beach facility and took over the care and maintenance of the beach, totaling more than 144 acres. It is formally known as East Matunuck State Beach.

Location Information:

950 Succotash Road
South Kingstown, Rhode Island 02881

Mailing Address:

Fishermen's Memorial State Park
1011 Point Judith Road
Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882

Contact Information:

Michael Hurley
Regional Manager
(401) 789-8374 (o)

Activities offered at this location:

Other Information:

View a history of East Matunuck State Beach

Operational Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Lifeguard on duty seasonally from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

No animals allowed

Parking: Electric vehicle charging station available for 4 hours max while enjoying the beach or other facility.The EV station does
not guarantee a space on full capacity days and a parking fee is
required when the beach is charging a fee.

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