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very nice beach, very hard to park

We just moved to Connecticut from the South and decided last minute to go visit a beach. My... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Dana S
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Hartford, Connecticut
Not the Equal of East Beach

A pleasant beach, with chair and umbrella rentals available. Visitors have to pay rather hefty fees... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2016
aBoater
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Newton, Massachusetts
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153 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

We just moved to Connecticut from the South and decided last minute to go visit a beach. My daughter suggested Watch Hill after doing some internet searches. It is such a quaint area and nice beach. I was surprised how quiet the beach was, there...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Dana S
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This has been our go to spot since I was young to swim, find wild sea creatures & metal detect.... I really enjoy the sea breeze, beautiful sunsets & the comfort of knowing the kids won't be pummeled by hard ocean waves ;-) Great for...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

If you don't live in Westerly, the first thing you'll notice is it's almost impossible to find a parking spot that isn't reserved for residents. if you do, it will cost maybe $40. Then you will most likely have to hike up a steep hill...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Arline E
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is a nice looking small upscale not very tourist friendly town. There is very little on street parking(free spots have 2 hour limit). Parking lot space is limited and $40 is the average daily rate. Parking clerks are constantly patrolling town streets to make...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank jcp963
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It is a long and beautiful beach for swimming or just relaxing. It takes about 5 minutes to walk from the shops, and it’s totally worth it.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank u07
Reviewed 21 June 2016

A pleasant beach, with chair and umbrella rentals available. Visitors have to pay rather hefty fees for access and parking is problematic. Sure, there's a carousel, but I'd head to East Beach instead.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank aBoater
Reviewed 3 June 2016

While this is a great beach...you have to pay to get in. We fell victim to the confusing parking regulations in the downtown/shopping area (a $75 fine). I'm sure that all the locals will appreciate this post...as they must be sick of all the Taylor...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank John R
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Go there many times in the summer, not only for beautiful beaches but for any meal! It is a perfect family vacation. Beautiful old carousel.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Puganator
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Absolute favorite daycation spot. The view of Taylor Swift's house is beautiful and it never seems to be too crowded. :)

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank mcutarelli
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The Rhode Island beaches are all fantastic but this beach is the most beautiful in the area. Visited on a freezing but sunny day in April and just wish I could visit again in summer ! It just a perfect beach !

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Liz O
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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
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