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Watch Hill Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Watch Hill
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks

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russellSummitNj
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

One thing that I didn't like is that the parking was very sparse. But the views were breath taking! Just looking out at the look out point was breath taking! But I wasn't comfortable because it seemed it was for an upper class of people (Mercedes and Land Rovers)and I come with my Honda CR-V.

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NH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This light house on the beach at Watch Hill is an easy walk and very popular. It is really hard for me to say more about this place as I didn't go inside it. It was a quite crowded area the day we visited on a Saturday morning in August 2013

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We loved the lighthouse, but wish we could have entered the grounds to get closer pictures. The walk back to the lighthouse is a pleasure. The day we were there, most of the houses had caretakers out tending to the yards and gardens; such a beautiful area!

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