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East Beach

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Address: Watch Hill, Westerly, RI

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Always a good place to go

Went here when I was a child. Rhode Island was like a second home to me. East Beach was a beautiful find. A great beach to walk with great views and friendly people. Plus it's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2017
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Went here when I was a child. Rhode Island was like a second home to me. East Beach was a beautiful find. A great beach to walk with great views and friendly people. Plus it's well maintained.

Thank mbruni611
Agawam, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

East Beach was beautiful in December, even on a windy and cold day, it was a beautiful walk from the Ocean House Resort. Beautiful historic homes are located on this beach with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. There is an access pathway down the street from the resort or take the walkway directly to the beach from the lower... More 

Thank Loves2Research
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Clean, quieter, limited parking which is great no overcrowding, with amazing views up and down the beach.

Thank Richard G
Coventry, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It is a bit hard to get to now that T.Swift has moved in next door but you can manage. It is a lot rougher with the tides and the higher waves so it is not as good for the kids as the main beach just down the hill. It is clean and is a real nice beach. do not... More 

Thank Barry N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Beautiful beach, a little crowded at the Watch Hill entrance by Taylor Swift's house (the footpath). Since that's really the only way to access it if you're not staying at the Ocean House you have a bit of walking to do to find a spot to hang your hat (in peak season).

Thank TalulahG
Westerly, Rhode Island
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Walk down a path to a view of the waves crashing in or to a serene glimmering sea. My favorite time is off season when the tourists leave. The sky is forever changing and ideal for picture taking. You will have a wonderful view of the watch hill lighthouse, Taylor Swifts home and the ocean house and a few skunks... More 

Thank Ellen S
Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I look forward to swimming from Misquamicut to the Wall every visit. Summer only. But be careful of swell tide and wind for either up or back. Maybe Jellies too!

Thank paulk1712
Gulf Stream, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

East Beach is very large and long and crowded on weekends. During the week there is plenty of space and even on the weekends if you want to walk a ways along the sandy shore. Great surf and if you're lucky the occasional glimpse of Taylor,

Thank scar3174
Boston, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
59 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Was pleasantly surprised by this beautiful beach with clean, clear ocean water and miles of coast. Not a far walk from downtown restaurants, lighthouse, and Taylor Swift mansion! East Beach is one of the only beaches in area without guards at the entrance. Can at least unload your beach gear, chairs etc. without interruption. Parking is tight in Watch Hill-... More 

Thank ADoucy1211
Charlestown, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome beach. Kinda crowded and no parking. But the beach itself is beautiful. It's huge so there's no need for fears of no spot. I love it. Always my go to beach!!

Thank ajames82

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