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Favorite beach, but parking is a pain

This is one of our favorite beaches to go to, unfortunately there is no easy parking if you plan to... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Nicholas P
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Wallingford, Connecticut
Rhode Island

Watch Hill Beaches in Rhode Island has pretty Sand beaches on the oceanfront. We spent a few days... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
lollygal
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

If you like to walk along the beach, this is a great place to do just that. Walk out to the point and venture through the shrubs and you will find an old abandoned fort, surrounded by a page fence for your safety. Very enjoyable.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is one of our favorite beaches to go to, unfortunately there is no easy parking if you plan to spend more than 2 hours. There was a dirt lot kind of near the beach we use to go to, but they jacked their price...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Watch Hill Beaches in Rhode Island has pretty Sand beaches on the oceanfront. We spent a few days here relaxing and enjoying the summer.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lollygal
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I went to the Carousel Beach in Watch Hill on 7/9/18. It cost $30.00 cash to park(Lot on the hill on Larkin), To enter the beach it was $7.00 for me, $5.00 for my daughter and $4.00 for umbrella rental. I just went again on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank rguillet7
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

The town was very cute and beach looked great until my son went in the water and kept feeling pinches on his body he immediately came out and discovered sea lice were all over him! So disgusting never again ☹️ Will we go there!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank prez9
Reviewed July 11, 2018

The Watch Hill Beach is a beautiful place to talk a walk, watch the sunset or swim in the clear ocean waters. The water was very chilly but also very refreshing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Loves2Research
Reviewed July 5, 2018

I have been going to East Beach in Watch Hill for the past 15 years, most recently yesterday on July 4th. In those 15 years the cost of parking on weekends (and holidays) has increased from $10 to $40 and the town has become less...More

Date of experience: July 2018
26  Thank bradfordrandall
Reviewed July 5, 2018

This is a nice quiet beach but the parking is awful and there is a charge. Get here early or you will be driving around for an hour looking for parking. The beach is a long walk from parking also so keep that in mind....More

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank Catrina W
Reviewed May 31, 2018

killed a little time here while waiting for our flight in Providence, and wish we had more time to spend here! Serene, quiet beach with interesting shells and fine sand. Wouldn't mind returning if in the area again!

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank KelsieMoose
Reviewed May 28, 2018

While staying at The Ocean House, we spent a bit of time just walking Watch Hill Beach, and in different weather too. We gained access via the walkways from The Ocean House, and their Dune Cottage restaurant and bar. The beach, itself, is lovely, and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
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The fee was 1) wasting an entire afternoon looking for parking in this small town that doesn't want visitors. 2) Having arthritis and unable to walk a mile up a massive hill to the beach, I paid off someone in a condo... More
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