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“a magnificent bay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of East Beach

East Beach
Watch Hill, Westerly, RI
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Watch Hill
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Connecticut
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105 reviews 105 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“a magnificent bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Impossible to say less than superlative about the location

Visited December 2011
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Sshhh...don't tell too many people!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Our favorite beach....we are afraid to write more for the shear fact it could bring crowds. Trust us it's our favorite!!!

Visited July 2011
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Katonah, NY
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184 attraction reviews
Reviews in 121 cities Reviews in 121 cities
327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
“Wonderful after the hurricane!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

This was the only beach we could find that was open after Hurricane Irene, and how lucky we were to find it! It was perfect: picturesque, safe, fun waves, clean, warm water, and not too busy, but that might have been because the hurricane had struck two days before. The town around the beach was also perfect, with a merry go round, public restrooms, cute shops and restaurants and an ice cream stand. And the the all day parking lots were a bargain at $10 a day. Enjoyed it so much we are going back next year!

Visited August 2011
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new jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Clean and Freindly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

We decided at the last minute to try and find a beach... I had heard about Watch Hill so off we went. Great! We arrived there was changing rooms and bathrooms.. clean and chairs and umbrellas to rent at the right price. Very nice quiet family type beach. the food cart had inexpensive quick snacks with a smile.

Gorgeous old Carousel that if we had small children would probably enjoy!

Great day, would go back in a heartbeat

Visited August 2011
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Clifton, Virginia
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“East Beach is best in NE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2009

Sometimes the best beaches are the hardest to find. Visitors can drive right past this beach entrance and not have a clue that they missed the best beach in New England. At the highest point on the loop road heading east is an unmarked wild rose path to a 5 mi long sand oasis. Not unlike its sister beach to west, Napatree Point, you can walk and find complete solitude, soft sand, clear water, body surfing waves and the perfect tan. If you want french fries, the boardwalk, cry babies and load music just keep east until you get to the State Beach. Sorry, but I can't share my parking secret. Added treat: Stop at the "Goose" for lunch on your way into town.

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