Southern Rhode Island attractions

Top Choice Area in Westerly & Watch Hill

Watch Hill

A 5-mile drive southwest of Westerly town center, you'll come to the cloistered community known as Watch Hill, where New York's rich and/or famous have lavish and beautiful cliff-top mansions overlooking the wild At…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Southern Rhode Island

Ninigret State Conservation Area

One of Rhode Island's most delightful swimming holes can be found in this conservation area, which features a massive lagoon bounded by barrier beaches and fed by freshwater springs. Between the lagoon and the Atlan…
Top Choice Beach in Westerly & Watch Hill

Misquamicut State Beach

With good surf and close proximity to the Connecticut state line, Misquamicut draws huge crowds. It offers families low prices and convenient facilities for changing, showering and eating.
Beach in Westerly & Watch Hill

East Beach

This fine beach is in front of the Ocean House hotel. It stretches for several miles from the Watch Hill lighthouse all the way to Misquamicut, with the open ocean crashing on one side and large, gray-shingled homes…
Ride in Westerly & Watch Hill

Flying Horses Carousel

This antique merry-go-round is the oldest surviving example of its kind in the USA, and dates back to 1876, though it has been in this location since 1883. It boasts a unique design: its horses are suspended on chai…
Beach in Narragansett & Point Judith

Scarborough State Beach

Scarborough (sometimes written as 'Scarboro') is considered by many to be the best beach in the state. A massive, castle-like pavilion, extensively renovated in 2017, generous boardwalks, a wide and long beachfront,…
Beach in Narragansett & Point Judith

Roger W Wheeler State Beach

Locally known as Sand Hill Cove, the Roger W Wheeler State Beach, just south of Galilee, is the best spot for families with small children. Not only does it have a playground and other facilities, it also has an ext…
Beach in Narragansett & Point Judith

Narragansett Town Beach

This mile-long stretch of beach tends to be crowded because it's an easy walk from Narragansett Pier. It's popular with surfers thanks to its soft curling waves, and is serviced by two pavilions, changing rooms and …
Nature Reserve in Westerly & Watch Hill

Napatree Point Conservation Area

For a leisurely beach walk, the half-mile stroll to the westernmost tip of Watch Hill is unbeatable. With the Atlantic on one side and the yacht-studded Little Narragansett Bay on the other, Napatree is a protected …
Beach in Westerly & Watch Hill

Atlantic Beach Park

This antique amusement area ranges between charming and derelict. Here you'll find plenty to enjoy or avoid – miniature golf, batting cages, and rides for the kiddies, which, although worn and rickety, we are told a…