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Review of Napatree Point

Ranked #5 of 36 things to do in Westerly
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Owner description: Watch Hill bird sanctuary.
Reviewed May 26, 2009

Unbeknownst to the majority that frequent Watch Hill, you are trodding upon sacred ground. The ultrawealthy do not appreciate tourists or locals spoiling their village. If you aren't from sick money, you are not welcome. Look at how hard it's become over the years to get access to Napatree Point. As a kid, access was unfettered, but now, you can't park, you can't take your dogs out there, you can't have a picnic out there etc..... Lets take our shoreline back!!!!

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Reviewed December 29, 2008

Napatree point has to be one of the most beautiful and least crowded beaches in Rhode Island. For someone who enjoys a long walk along the beach this is the place. It's a long and narrow stretch of land that sticks out into water for well over a mile and ends with the remains of old Fort Mansfield, build in the Spanish-American war. Although there are no buildings presently on Napatree Beach, if you look carefully you can see various chunks of stone and metal sticking out of the sand. In the early part of the 20th century this spit of land had dozens of cottages that were all completely destroyed in the 1938 hurricane and the before and after photos in old books and postcards are amazing. I have heard stories that various old kitchen appliances are still occasionally found buried in beaches north of Napatree. Appliances that were washed away during the 38 hurricane and blown across the water. .About a half mile north of Napatree is a sandy island called Sandy Point. This is a piece of land that was actually ripped away from Napatree point during the 1938 storm and is a great place to land a kayak or small boat. Napatree is especially beautiful for a long walk along the beach in the winter.

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Reviewed July 24, 2007

I couldn't agree more! I too went there by boat and anchored on the bay side and decided to wander over to the ocean side - my sentiments were exactly as you say! I had NO idea how beautiful the beach was! I immediately went in the water and jumped the waves. So sandy and secluded.

4  Thank Pisces4444
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Reviewed April 3, 2006

My husband and I actually discovered Napatree Point by accident on a boat outing one day. We launched our boat from Stonington, CT. and eventually, though the water is shallow in some places, landed at Napatree Point. I explored the shoreline for hours. Seashells of every shape and size! The only people there were boaters so it felt very secluded. I then decided to climb the dune and see what was on the other side. What I did not realize at the time was, the "dune" was actually a bird santuary with a very careful trail across it. I topped the dune and behold in front of me, the most gorgeous beach I had ever seen! Clean blue/green water, beautiful white capped waves and a 2 mile white sand beach with about maybe, 100 people to stretch the two miles! I was in heaven! Turns out Napatree Point is a very special place to go and just disconnect from the world. You can reach Watch Hill, RI if you continue down the beach but that is the only way people can get there besides by boat. I highly recommend this special place for those who can walk long ways and who want to feel like they are on there own private island!

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