Matunuck

Matunuck is one of the villages of South Kingstown, located in Washington County, Rhode Island. The village's name is from a Native American word meaning "look out." The Narragansett tribe made a summer encampment at this location before the land was sold to colonists as part of the Pettaquamscutt purchase. It is mostly a summer community in Southern Rhode Island with a small, but strong base of year round locals.

The latitude of Matunuck is 41.378N. The longitude is -71.546W.

Get In

By car

Matunuck is located right off the highway, making it easy to get to by car. The Matunuck Beach Road exit is off of US Route 1 North, with convenient left lane U-turns for south-bound motorists.

By boat

Matunuck has no marinas or ports, making it inaccessible directly by boat. However, there is some dockage in Matunuck located behind several houses that border Potters Pond on the east most side of Matunuck. Its neighbor, East Matunuck, has several legitimate marinas and docking areas.

Get Around

Matunuck is such a small area that motorized transportation is not really a necessity to move within it. Most places are easily within comfortable walking distance. However a bike, or if you're adventurous, a skateboard would easily be the best option to navigating Matunuck.

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East Matunuck offers more of the same coastline but doesn't offer many establishments open year round. It is simply one exit farther north off of Route 1 north.

Charlestown is the second biggest town on the southern Rhode Island coast. It has more shops, places to eat, and things to do than either Matunuck or East Matunuck. It is also home to Ninigret Park. The park is open to the public from sunrise to sunset year round. Many different recreational facilities are available throughout the park. Various special events and festivals are held throughout the summer months. It is a 10 minute ride down Route 1 south, but to get to the exit a U-turn must be taken since the exit is off of Route 1 north.

Providence is the capital of Rhode Island and offers a diverse and dynamic city setting with it's feature attraction being the Providence Place Mall. It is about a 45 minute ride north of Matunuck but is worth the ride with a large variety of things to do and see.

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