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Speed SignNew Speed Enforcement Sign
We have been concerned with the continuing problem of people speeding on the property. In an effort to ensure the safety of the cottage owners, their guests, and all children, we have decided to install a radar speed sign. The sign will display vehicle speed and a violation alert so operators will know exactly how fast they are going. The unit also has the capability of taking photographs when a vehicle reaches a particular speed. The unit will be located at the Fire barn.

We hope that having this new tool at our disposal will help give the residents and their guests a visual reminder of their speed, urging them to slow down when necessary.




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.

History
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 and snack bar. Please browse our web site to learn more, and contact us with any questions.


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