Roy Carpenter's Beach is currently accepting applications for Lifeguards learn more...
2017 Office Hours: Beginning Monday May 1st, Daily 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
Exception: Office will be closed on Saturday May 13th.
For 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.
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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