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Watch Hill Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI
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Ranked #3 of 5 attractions in Watch Hill
Type: Lighthouses
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English first
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Greenwood, SC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

There are no signs pointing you in the direction of the lighthouse, and none of the locals seem to know anything about it either. If you drive all the way through the little town shop area and up the hill, there is a walkway. Disabled and 65+ may drive to the lighthouse, but others must park on the road there... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Watch Hill is a wonderful little spot, nice walking along the beach, beautiful sites. Very clean beach area, spectacular at sunset. A photographers paradise. If you want a place that is tranquil and good for the soul, make the visit.

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Monroe, Ct.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Typical New England Lighthouse to visit. Most interesting is the walk to the lighthouse. The homes are spectacular as is the view. One will look back in time and imagine all of the parties and summer barbeques at these homes overlooking the ocean and the lighthouse.

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Kingston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

There's not much to do here but sit on the rocks and fish. But the view is spectacular and I never tire of walking out there.

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Watch Hill, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Great ocean views from this point of land! Block Island, Long Island, Fisher's Island, Rhode Island and Connecticut shorelines! Lovely homes and gardens on the walk down too- You must walk unless you are handicapped or over 65, but it isn't too far. A small museum is open on Tuesdays and Thursday from 1-4 during the summer. You can also... More

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I always try and stop and take in the sights of and near a lighthouse. This was us beautiful. It was a nice and relaxing visit to watch hill and lighthouse. If u have time, stop in and take in the sights. It's a cant miss. Nice salty smell to air. Nice and clean. Very hospitable people

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