Top things to do in Southern Rhode Island

Top Choice Area in Westerly & Watch Hill

Watch Hill

A 5-mile drive southwest of Westerly town centre, 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 Theater in Narragansett & Point Judith

Theatre by the Sea

For more than 60 years, Theatre By the Sea has entertained families with Broadway musicals and new plays. Recent hits have included Hair, Annie and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, which featured an all-singing, all-danc…
Top Choice Seafood in Narragansett & Point Judith

Matunuck Oyster Bar

This small, indoor-outdoor seafood-centric restaurant sits on a spit of land opposite Galilee on Point Judith Pond. Considering that the parking lot is carpeted in shells, it's no surprise that this oyster bar speci…
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 Seafood in Narragansett & Point Judith

Champlin's Seafood

At Champlin’s Seafood, order a lobster roll, stuffed clams, scallops or one of many sea critters breaded and fried, and hang out on its 2nd-floor deck, which sits inches from the harbor’s channel. The swaying masts …
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 US, and dates back to 1876, though it has been in this location since 1883. It boasts a unique design: its horses are suspended on chain…
Cafe in Westerly & Watch Hill

The Cooked Goose

With its appealing selection of Benedicts, omelets, baked goods (pain au chocolat, house-made doughnuts) and exotic sandwiches (consider the Nirvana, with baked tofu, honey-ginger dressing, cheddar cheese and sprout…
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,…