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Favorite beach, but parking is a pain

This is one of our favorite beaches to go to, unfortunately there is no easy parking if you plan to... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Nicholas P
Wallingford, Connecticut
Rhode Island

Watch Hill Beaches in Rhode Island has pretty Sand beaches on the oceanfront. We spent a few days... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
New York City, New York
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153 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

If you like to walk along the beach, this is a great place to do just that. Walk out to the point and venture through the shrubs and you will find an old abandoned fort, surrounded by a page fence for your safety. Very enjoyable.

Thank John H
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is one of our favorite beaches to go to, unfortunately there is no easy parking if you plan to spend more than 2 hours. There was a dirt lot kind of near the beach we use to go to, but they jacked their price...More

1  Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Watch Hill Beaches in Rhode Island has pretty Sand beaches on the oceanfront. We spent a few days here relaxing and enjoying the summer.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I went to the Carousel Beach in Watch Hill on 7/9/18. It cost $30.00 cash to park(Lot on the hill on Larkin), To enter the beach it was $7.00 for me, $5.00 for my daughter and $4.00 for umbrella rental. I just went again on...More

2  Thank rguillet7
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The town was very cute and beach looked great until my son went in the water and kept feeling pinches on his body he immediately came out and discovered sea lice were all over him! So disgusting never again ☹️ Will we go there!

1  Thank prez9
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The Watch Hill Beach is a beautiful place to talk a walk, watch the sunset or swim in the clear ocean waters. The water was very chilly but also very refreshing.

Thank Loves2Research
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I have been going to East Beach in Watch Hill for the past 15 years, most recently yesterday on July 4th. In those 15 years the cost of parking on weekends (and holidays) has increased from $10 to $40 and the town has become less...More

26  Thank bradfordrandall
Reviewed 6 July 2018

This is a nice quiet beach but the parking is awful and there is a charge. Get here early or you will be driving around for an hour looking for parking. The beach is a long walk from parking also so keep that in mind....More

5  Thank Catrina W
Reviewed 1 June 2018

killed a little time here while waiting for our flight in Providence, and wish we had more time to spend here! Serene, quiet beach with interesting shells and fine sand. Wouldn't mind returning if in the area again!

2  Thank KelsieMoose
Reviewed 29 May 2018

While staying at The Ocean House, we spent a bit of time just walking Watch Hill Beach, and in different weather too. We gained access via the walkways from The Ocean House, and their Dune Cottage restaurant and bar. The beach, itself, is lovely, and...More

1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
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29 June 2018|
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The fee was 1) wasting an entire afternoon looking for parking in this small town that doesn't want visitors. 2) Having arthritis and unable to walk a mile up a massive hill to the beach, I paid off someone in a condo... More