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East Beach

Address: Watch Hill, Westerly, RI
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Watch Hill
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Get here early,limited parking. Best beach in RI. Limited parking means limited crowds. No pavilions,port-a-potty only.

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New London, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Nice beach, soft sand, the water was perfect and the atmosphere friendly. We met many people from other areas and enjoyed ourselves

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The beach is magnificent and the day was perfect. There is easy access from the parking lot just above the carousel. $20. is a steep parking fee but for a day with friends splitting the expense isn't bad at all for such a great beach experience. It's fun to browse in the shops or to walk along the streets to... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are willing to walk with your beach gear from the public parking ($30) around the OceanHouse to the beach you find a pristine beach with lots of space, great waves and an amazing view.

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Patterson, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went yesterday. The beach was very clean. Good crowd of people. Water was clear enough to see my feet. Lots of area to set up "camp." I didn't see any life guards. I also did not see bathroom facilities, although I didn't necessarily look for any. Con: Parking -- nearest lot charges $30 for the day. you can park... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

One of the better beaches in the area, but parking is crazy. There are very limited parking locations, and if you don't arrive early you'll either be paying a good amount, or stuck driving in circles for a while waiting for one of the 2 hour limit spots to open on the street. Don't try to chance leaving your car... More 

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Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

East beach is the best uncrowned place to relax and soak up the sun and surf,parking is limited so get there early,Water was chilly and calm when I was there , Bathrooms are at the parking lot

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Pawcatuck, Ct USA
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219 reviews 219 reviews
24 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Hey, the best beach around this area. yes, getting in has its obstacles, but I think it is worth it. make it a day, bring some extra clothes, and stop off at the Ocean House for a drink at the end of the day, so you can sample the environment. pack up for the full beach day. You have three... More 

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Queens, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a great New England beach, especially compared to others I've visited in New England. Being from New York, I find it difficult to find north east beaches as nice as those on the south east of LI. This is a nice sandy beach with very few rocks. I also didn't notice any shells during my August visit, so... More 

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Note to bikers>>>> sent this note to Watch Hill fire district My wife and I , and 2 other couples went to the Bay st area of Watch Hill to eat and shop today (july 20 2014). the street was busy, not much parking. by the way we are motorcyclists. We went into the bay street lot and were told... More 

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