Fodor's Expert Review East Matunuck State Beach

South Kingstown Beach Fodor's Choice

Its vigorous waves, white sands, and picnic areas account for this 144-acre beach's popularity. Crabs, mussels, and starfish populate the rock reef that extends to the right of the strand, inspiring visitors to channel their inner marine biologist. A wind turbine provides power for the Daniel L. O'Brien Pavilion, named for a police officer killed in the line of duty while rescuing people stranded in this area during Hurricane Carol in 1954. Currents can be strong, so keep an eye on kids. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (fee); showers; toilets. Best for: surfing; swimming; walking; windsurfing.

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950 Succotash Rd.
South Kingstown, Rhode Island  02882, USA

401-789–8585

www.riparks.com/locations/locationeastmatunuck.html

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