Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around East Matunuck State Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 553 vacation rentals near East Matunuck State Beach. From 435 Houses to 95 Cottages, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the East Matunuck State Beach area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in East Matunuck State Beach?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in East Matunuck State Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Newport: 1,457 vacation rentals
  • Block Island: 79 vacation rentals
  • Connecticut: 1,410 vacation rentals
  • New York: 17,533 vacation rentals
  • Westerly: 517 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in East Matunuck State Beach! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in East Matunuck State Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in East Matunuck State Beach:

  • Newport: 1,457 rentals
  • Block Island: 79 rentals
  • Westerly: 517 rentals
  • Charlestown: 1,046 rentals
  • Middletown: 1,093 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to East Matunuck State Beach?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in East Matunuck State Beach are:

  • Newport, RI (NPT-Newport State): 1,713 vacation rentals
  • North Kingstown, RI (NCO-Quonset State): 1,873 vacation rentals
  • Block Island State Airport (BID): 947 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in East Matunuck State Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in East Matunuck State Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Narragansett Beach: 717 rentals
  • Misquamicut State Beach: 361 rentals
  • East Beach: 1,381 rentals
  • Charlestown Town Beach: 626 rentals
  • Easton's Beach: 1,779 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around East Matunuck State Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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