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Watch Hill Lighthouse

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Address: Lighthouse Rd., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI
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Christmas Day And 70 Degrees

Very nice Christmas walk out to the lighthouse on an unseasonably warm winter day at Watch Hill. Surrounded by beautiful historic homes, you have a relaxing stroll out to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Brockville, Canada
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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Sure wish we could have gotten closer, but there's a gate that you have to stay behind . It's a gorgeous view out at the point, but we can't get close for pictures or tours, so that didn't make me happy after the effort it took to get out there. Plus you have to walk into this impeccable nice neighborhood.... More 

1 Thank Nancy B
Brockville, Canada
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Very nice Christmas walk out to the lighthouse on an unseasonably warm winter day at Watch Hill. Surrounded by beautiful historic homes, you have a relaxing stroll out to the ocean's edge.

1 Thank kickboy
Boston, Massachusetts
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496 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 486 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Classic lighthouse on a beautiful beach. Still being fixed up after Sandy. Adjacent to a picturesque New England seaside town.

Thank EagleEyeBoston
Westerly, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Don't miss this lovely spot. Sit on the wall and gaze out to the waves rolling in. Watch the fishermen early evening cast their lines, take in the beach at the Ocean House across the way, maybe get a peek of Taylor Swift and her besties.

1 Thank Fricassey
Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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441 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Beautiful old light house that they are fixing up from hurricane Sandy. You can walk on the grounds which is not always the case. Great views of the surrounding area. Also right at Taylor Swifts house if you are a fan. Nice walk through the neighborhood to get to the lighthouse. Parking and traffic can be an issue during the... More 

Thank SheriBobLove2Travel
Casselberry, Florida
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Lived here when I was a kid. My dad was the last lighthouse keeper before they automated the lighthouse. Watch Hill is a beautiful Northern Seaside Town with a carousel and all kinds of cool shops. You'll pass Taylor Swifts house on the walk to the Lighthouse. Just an awesome place to go fish or walk around.

1 Thank scott2024
Westerly, Rhode Island USA
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Lighthouse is a nice walk from the main street in Watch Hill. Seniors can access it by car. The wonderful open view of East Beach and Napatree Point takes your breath away. It is a nice place for a picnic but be sure to carry out what you bring in!

Thank Lois P
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1,035 reviews
439 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

This stately structure is a "beacon" of American history. It sits on a promontory overlooking a gorgeous beach and near the top rated Resort Hotel in America, the Ocean House, It is reached by a short drive from the lovely Watch Hill Harbor,

Thank Richard C
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The area around the lighthouse was under construction and since it private property it can be only reviewed from a distance. About a 15 minute walk from the street, but over 65 and handicapped can drive up to the parking are in front of the light house.

Thank Fred A
Upstate New York
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56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My friend and I were visiting Foxwoods Casino and we learned that the Rhode Island border was very close. I had never been to RI so I looked to see what was close the CT border. I was thrilled to see this lighthouse was close. I love lighthouses! We have been to several in Maine and we make it a... More 

Thank Wendy B

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