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The Best Beach

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

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Richard G
via mobile
go thru the dunes down the path and there you are.

It is a bit hard to get to now that T.Swift has moved in next door but you can manage. It is a... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Barry N
Coventry, Rhode Island
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“ocean house” (10 reviews)
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Watch Hill, Westerly, RI
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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
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...More

Thank Barry N
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...More

1  Thank TalulahG
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...More

Thank Ellen S
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
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...More

Thank scar3174
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...More

1  Thank ADoucy1211
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
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Right next 2 Taylor's house, beautiful waves crash methodically & can erase the weight of the world 4 a little while.... great views, the trail is nice to walk & it isn't as crowded as Misquamicut....

2  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We went to a couple beaches in CT and RI, and East Beach is easily the best of them all. The sand feels like the Caribbean, and the waves are the right size for either body boarding or swimming. Parking is your biggest issue. We...More

5  Thank DRun23
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Bonnie R
16 July 2017|
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Response from Leggyj | Reviewed this property |
There aren't any easily, quickly accessible right on the beach. We did find some restrooms up by the carousel/merry-go-round - which would be a hike of you really had to go.
31 July 2015|
Response from wildhorses2015 | Reviewed this property |
There are two main beaches in Watch Hill. The public beach entrance is in town and the beach with free access is up a steep hill. There is no central parking; scattered business owners charge for parking on their property... More