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Watch Hill Lighthouse

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Address: Lighthouse Rd., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI

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the sunset oh my

You have got to see the sunset from Watch Hill Lighthouse. It is absolutely amazing. It is a must for anyone traveling to the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You have got to see the sunset from Watch Hill Lighthouse. It is absolutely amazing. It is a must for anyone traveling to the area.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

One of my favorite views on the East Coast is of the Watch Hill Lighthouse, standing strong after over 200 years of service. Almost magically, you can stand on the grounds at summer, in the late afternoon, watching the sun go down in the west, then turn around and watch the moon come up in the east. A thrill to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Very pretty area, although you can't drive down to it as a private road, you can walk. The lighthouse and grounds are out of bounds. But you can still take some great photos of the area rom this vantage point. Can be very cold on a winters day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Visited with friends, quiet location to enjoy and see the ocean - try to stop here every time in WH. Was a sunny and windy December day but the beauty peace and quiet out weighted the cold, Worth a visit!

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

During peak season you can only walk in as vehicles are not allowed unless you are a senior citizen or handicapped. The access road is very tight and you need to be patient with your fellow vehicles maneuvering in and out. I am fortunate to visit during all times of the year and it's beauty changes with the seasons, go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

3 state view...great place to be when there is heavy surf...watch out for that rogue wave. You can see the Watch Hill Reef system at low tide and when the seas are high. Park in the village or on Larkin Rd ( in the off season) and walk down Lighthouse Road, on the right, just up from the carousel and... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great lighthouse if you are into them like me. Road does say private drive, but while we were there many people drove down to it and were fishing or picnicking, so I believe the signs are to scare you away, or apply to peak season. Taylor Swift does live nearby, but it seemed just her parents were in town so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

- large parking lot - the signs at the top of the road sounded like it restricted driving to residents of the neighborhood, so we parked in town and walked down through the neighborhood to the lighthouse but found many people had driven down - the lighthouse property is occupied by the Coast Guard. You can go up to the... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The day we visited access to the lighthouse was closed and two signs that stated it is a private residence. A little disappointed but understood the privacy aspect. The walk up to the lighthouse was nice and refreshing we could smell and feel the ocean breeze. We met some nice people coming and going and we stayed awhile looking at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Growing up, we used to take rides to the lighthouse, which is no longer possible. The only road in is now closed to traffic as it's deemed a "private road." And if Taylor Swift is in town (her house is right next door to the road leading in), the police have the road completely shut down to vehicles, and walkers... More 

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Address: Address: Lighthouse Rd., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Westerly  >  Watch Hill

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