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South Kingstown has the best town beach in South County, Rhode Island.


The best beaches in Rhode Island's South County are the state beaches, but each of the four towns along the shoreline—Westerly, Charlestown, Kingstown and Narragansett—has a town beach as well.

The best of the town beaches is South Kingstown Town Beach, off US Route 1 at the southern end of Matunuck Beach Road (map)—signs direct you.

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Beach pavilion and lifeguard....

Bounded by beach cottages and cornfields, the beach has full facilities: showers, toilets, lifeguards, beach wheelchairs, food stand, a playground and picnic tables—even Yoga on the Beach.

The darkish sand is smooth and fine. The beach slopes to the sea somewhat steeply in places, making for good splashing surf (if that's what you want), but these parts aren't the best for toddlers:

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Fun for older kids, but not for toddlers....

Note that, as at most South County beaches, there is no shade except for bits in the pavilion. Even the picnic tables are in full sun. Bring your own beach umbrella or other shelter if you want some shade.

The small commercial zone just inland, north of the beach, has a few shops and a restaurant.

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The tidy playground at South Kingstown Town Beach.

To the west of the beach is the Theatre by the Sea for summer musical theater.

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