The area is home to several notable beaches including Moonstone Beach, South Kingstown Town Beach at Matunuck, East Matunuck State Beach, and Roy Carpenter's Beach and cottages. The well-known Theatre-by-the-Sea playhouse is also in Matunuck and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also well known Ocean Mist and Tara's Joyce Family Pub are located directly on the beach in Matunuck and are under constant threat of erosion issues. In the 80's there were three commercial fishing boats (Snow’s and Campbell’s Chowder) dredging large sea clams of the coast of Matunck and Green Hill. That dredging process destroyed the sea kelp field that buffered the coast from storms leaving the coastline defenseless against erosion. Since the late 80’s the Matunck coast erosion takes 1.3 feet of beach each year.