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Beautiful beach

One of my favorite beach locations In Rhode Island. The view spectacular, enjoy watching the Block... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Such a beautiful and clean beach

We were lucky enough to have scored two spectacular days at the beginning of October that were in... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Montreal, Canada
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  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“snack bar”(8 reviews)
“red seaweed”(5 reviews)
“state beach”(6 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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950 Succotash Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879-5877
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite beach locations In Rhode Island. The view spectacular, enjoy watching the Block Island boat arrival and departure from Gallille. Walking the beach, swimming ,a glorious way to enjoy God’s magnificent creation. Pack or buy a drink or meal. I do appreciate...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A163LSlindas
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We were lucky enough to have scored two spectacular days at the beginning of October that were in the 80's. The tide was going out and the beach was all ours. By the second day, word got out so there were more people. So beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shelleyk255
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a great beach! Nice for beach walks, swimming and sitting on the sand. Newer nice changing facilities. Very busy on some days. Had to wait for parking space.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is a clean, family-friendly open ocean beach with a sandy, gently sloping shore entry. It's also awesome for boogie boarding. East Matunuck beach is a very relaxing spot at any time of the year, but in the peak summer months, get there when they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank genevaRhodeIsland
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Very therapeutic to spent time at the beach just to relax with a good book or just enjoy the seacoast view; watch the various boats and ships pass by. Location has ample free parking

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 437lucya
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Nice park like beach.. ample parking .. picnic tables playground for young children..two large canopy’s for shade at beach or to watch children play. Nice building for showers and bathrooms. There were rock ( stone) piles on the beach but.. hey.. kids and grown ups...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank winefan2016
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited many of the beach in South County but East Matunuck is our favorite. It has great waves that are large enough to be fun but don’t knock you over on a typical weather day. Overall a good family atmosphere with reasonable parking fees.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wilvey
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Nice, clean and long sand beach with accomodations such as restrooms, showers and a place to buy refreshments. Lovely waves even though we could not use our water toys (a big freaking whale) in the waves.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mrshagman
Reviewed 23 July 2018

What other beach do you know that allows dogs on leash in season all day long? Also allows boogie boards and floaties. If you are willing to walk a bit, you can go to the right and have privacy. Surf is good for boogie boards...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank DFS60
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Pleasantly surprised that this beach was clean and not too overly crowed. We did have to wait in line about 5 mins or so to get into the parking lot as it was full. This was midweek around 2:00 pm which surprised me... but it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
7  Thank Debra G
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9 August 2018|
Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
We are from MA so we pay the out of state rate but with our senior discount it's only $6.00. They offer clean changing rooms and an optional semi warm shower for I think $1.00. It's a nice clean beach but the parking lot... More
21 July 2018|
Response from Dave M | Reviewed this property |
I have seen boogy boards but I am not sure about the bigger boards.