South Kingstown

West Kingston Courthouse

South Kingstown is the largest town in the South County region of Rhode Island. It contains the villages of Matunuck, Kingston and Wakefield, each covered in their respective articles, as well as the villages of West Kingston and Peacedale. South Kingstown showcases some of Rhode Island's oldest buildings. South Kingstown is home to the University of Rhode Island. Throughout the summertime, tourists come in to spend time relaxing on the many beaches located in or near South Kingstown.

Get in

By car

By train

Kingston Train Station

By plane

Get around


URI's Botanical Gardens


There is a variety of beaches within 20 minutes of anywhere in South Kingstown, however, here are some fun spots right here.



There a number of parks located in or near South Kingstown available to use for sports recreation, family events, playgrounds, swimming and other such activities. These places are generally surrounded by, if no located in, woodsy areas so it is important to have bug spray and be aware of plants and wildlife around the locations.


Bell Block, Wakefield


More shops can be found in nearby Wakefield on Main Street or in the Wakefield Mall.


There are many places to grab a quick bite to eat, as well as a few nicer restaurants. Higher-end restaurants are found along the waterfront in neighboring towns such as Narragansett or Newport, but here are some places offering good food and services.







Go next

The Hannah Robinson Tower, an observation tower in South Kingston
Routes through South Kingstown

New Haven Westerly  SW  NE  Providence Boston
Providence Wakefield  N  S  Charlestown New Haven
Voluntown Richmond  W  E  North Kingstown Newport

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