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Matunuck, Rhode Island 
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Matunuck is a village in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States near Charlestown, Rhode Island. The village is located on a point along the southern Atlantic coast of Rhode Island off of U.S. Route 1. The village takes its name 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.

Geography and attractions Matunuck Roy Carpenter Beach cottages in 2008
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.

 

1910

Carpenter's Matunuck Beach Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard scan
courtesy of David B. Sherman
Cape Cod, MA

1914

The Beach, Matunuck, RI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard scan
courtesy of David B. Sherman
Cape Cod, MA

1914

Browning's Ocean Star Cottage,
Matunuck, RI

(which is now Theatre-by-the-Sea)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard scan
courtesy of David B. Sherman
Cape Cod, MA

 

Why Matunuck is Unique

Matunuck, RI - Wikipedia