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Address: Lighthouse Rd., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI
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If you are over 65 years old you can drive out to the lighthouse. If you are younger you have to park legally and hike to it. Be careful to be certain your parking space is legal... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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West Hartford CT, USA
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West Hartford CT, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are over 65 years old you can drive out to the lighthouse. If you are younger you have to park legally and hike to it. Be careful to be certain your parking space is legal. Parking fines are astronomically expensive.

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Hopkinton, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Like much in the Watch Hill area, access to this attraction is understated. Look for a red sign at a private-looking hardtop driveway winding down among posh homes on its way to the point. If you are a senior (65 and up) you are allowed to drive in. If not, you are supposed to park somewhere (good luck with that)... More 

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Grew up in and around this lighthouse. It is beautifully maintained but not always easy to get to bec of the "you must walk the road there." There are exceptions ...so try. The views are, at once, staggering and embracing. The terrain is beautiful and rough...and contains some of Rhody's most historic trappings.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Although the road to the lighthouse has its challenges the end result is worth it, whether you walk it or attempt to drive the narrow road.

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Walk or ride if your 65. Spectacular viewing area for sunsets or crashing waves. Easy walk from Watch Hill business area if you park there. Free but no picnics allowed on grounds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

great views from all sides of the light house and the park that surrounds it. Good for biking and picnicing.

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Mystic, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

WH Lighthouse is a great place to see Block from. With it's little "secret" road that looks like someone's driveway...you wind your way back till you finally reach the lighthouse. It's a little hidden gem :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

The short walk to the lighthouse takes you past beautiful homes, a splendid garden, and a rocky sea wall. There's an open field where families were picnicking, kids were playing frisbee and couples were just enjoying the cool breeze.

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

A pleasant walk from town on a quiet winding road that encourages foot traffic, not vehicles, and is surrounded by local "cottages" and ocean.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Somewhat tricky to find,but what a find. 😊 Very private but was worth the trip with u like lighthouses and quiet And a perfect view of Taylor swifts RI house

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