Roy Carpenter's Beach
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Welcome to Roy Carpenter's Beach
Please click here for a message from management regarding changes due to COVID-19.

The "old" store is in the process of being dismantled and is now structurally unsound in some places. For safety reasons, it is imperative that everyone please stay clear of the demolition site.

The weather station is being relocated. We hope to have it back on-line soon.

FacebookFor the "day-to-day goings-on" at RCB, visit the association's facebook page. There are photos of the cottages being moved, winter storms, and photos from Hurricane Sandy.

Roy Carpenter's Beach is a community of summer cottages off Cards Pond Road in Matunuck, Rhode Island. The group of 377 cottages are spaced close together on numbered rows east and west of a path leading to the ocean. The community offers a unique, family oriented atmosphere. Most cottage owners live at the beach all summer and many cottages are passed down within their families, from one generation to the next.   To maintain our family atmosphere, no renting is allowed in our community.

The cottages were built after the Hurricane of 1938. The late Roy Carpenter started renting the land for daily parking and gradually included overnight stays by people with trailers and tents. The community eventually developed into cottages owned by individuals who pay yearly fees to lease the land.

Today, the land is owned by the Thoresen family. Nancy Thoresen, the granddaughter of the late Roy Carpenter, along with her children, Rob and Christa, operate Matunuck Beach Properties.

Our Beach
Roy Carpenter's Beach is a 1/4 mile long stretch of seashore along the Atlantic ocean. Located on the south coast of Rhode Island, the beach is a wonderful retreat, whether it be a summer vacation or a weekend getaway, for the community of cottage owners throughout the summer. Beach-goers enjoy sunbathing, swimming and spectacular views of Block Island and Point Judith.

Lifeguards on duty:
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (pending availability).

Matunuck Beach Properties provides many beach and property management services to the community and operates a store on the premises during the beach season. Please browse our web site to learn more, and contact us with any questions.

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