East Matunuck State Beach

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East Matunuck State Beach
Rhode Island State Park
Country  United States
State  Rhode Island
County Washington
Town South Kingstown
Elevation 3 ft (1 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°22′35″N 71°31′43″W / 41.37639°N 71.52861°W / 41.37639; -71.52861Coordinates: 41°22′35″N 71°31′43″W / 41.37639°N 71.52861°W / 41.37639; -71.52861 [1]
Area 144 acres (58 ha)
Established 1956
Management Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Division of Parks & Recreation
Location in Rhode Island
Website: East Matunuck State Beach

East Matunuck State Beach is a state-operated recreation area on Block Island Sound in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA.[2] The 144-acre (58 ha) area offers picnicking, ocean swimming, and beach activities.[3] 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "East Matunuck State Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "East Matunuck State Beach". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "East Matunuck State Beach History". State of Rhode Island Division of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ "DEM hosts ribbon-cutting for new energy-efficient pavilion at East Matunuck State Beach" (Press release). RI Department of Environmental Management. May 21, 2012. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 

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