East Matunuck State Beach facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsEast Matunuck State Beach
View of East Matunuck beach from the rocky stretch along the beach's western shore.
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|Location||South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States|
|Area||144 acres (58 ha)|
|Elevation||3 ft (0.91 m)|
|Governing body||Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation|
|Website||East Matunuck State Beach|
East Matunuck State Beach is a public recreation area encompassing 144 acres (58 ha) on the shore of Block Island Sound in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island. The state beach offers picnicking, ocean swimming, and beach activities.
The state began securing the area through condemnation proceedings beginning in 1956. An additional 36-acre (15 ha) parcel was purchased in 1967. A beach pavilion featuring concessions, bathrooms, changing stalls, and a lifeguard tower was built at a cost of $4.5 million and opened in May 2012.
In the 2020 summer season, all RI state beaches are open 9AM to 6PM
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