East Matunuck State Beach, South Kingstown, RI, USA

East Matunuck State Beach, South Kingstown, RI, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,789 vacation rentals near East Matunuck State Beach. From 1,107 houses to 206 cottages, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the East Matunuck State Beach area.

Escape to East Matunuck State Beach

Once a bustling shipbuilding town, today South Kingstown is a summer escape. East Matunuck State Beach steals the spotlight, with golden sand, rolling waves and a grassy picnic area. Not to mention a multimillion dollar beach pavilion featuring concession stalls, bathrooms and a lifeguard tower. From fun-filled days on the beach to windswept adventures on Block Island, East Matunuck lures locals and vacationers alike. Planning a summer getaway to Rhode Island? Whether you book a cozy cottage or a luxe oceanfront home, East Matunuck State Beach vacation rentals are ideal for making memories.

Day trips to Block Island

Departing from Port Judith, the iconic Block Island Ferry whisks passengers to the Old Harbor. The tiny island sits 12 miles off the coast of East Matunuck and lures visitors with its sandy beaches, rocky bluffs and boutique art galleries. Of course, nothing beats being able to stroll to the beach in a matter of minutes. With grassy gardens and private docks, East Matunuck State Beach vacation rentals put you just steps from the sand. However, no self-respecting seafood fan would leave without devouring a bowl of freshly shucked shellfish at the legendary Matunuck Oyster Bar.

Razzle dazzle nights at Theatre by the Sea

Standing tall for over 200 years, the Point Judith Lighthouse has endured the American Civil War, WWII and some wild weather. Today you can wander around the grounds, stroll along the rocky beach and watch locals surf off the point. Just a few miles to the west is Theatre by the Sea, a historic venue that's been entertaining guests for over 60 years. From Mama Mia to Chicago, the heritage-listed playhouse is one of Rhode Island's quirkiest nights out. Arrive early to stroll around the gardens or enjoy a pre-show meal at the theater's restaurant, Bistro by the Sea.

Beach days in East Matunuck

Like the rest of Rhode Island, East Matunuck State Beach is at its best in the summer. The beach is drenched in sunshine and the Atlantic is warm enough to swim in. Crowds peak from Memorial Day to Labor Day, when Matunuck and its fellow beach towns lure legions of families. If you love the idea of windswept walks on the beach, winter can be a beautiful time to visit. East Matunuck State Beach vacation rentals keep things romantic, with blazing fireplaces and sweeping views of the rough seas.

Tour the legendary Matunuck Oyster Farm

Part of South Kingstown, East Matunuck State Beach is perched on the Atlantic coast of Rhode Island. The strip is a haven for piping plovers, with the endangered birds often seen nesting on the shore. The region is famous for its oysters, with East Matunuck Barrier Beach, Succotash Salt Marsh and Potter Pond Estuary all serving as important habitats. If you want to know more about the industry don't miss the free Oyster Farm Tours run by the Matunuck Oyster Bar, which showcase the 7-acre shellfish farm in Potter's Pond.