Top things to do in Westerly & Watch Hill

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 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…
Bistro in Westerly & Watch Hill

Olympia Tea Room

The most atmospheric restaurant in Watch Hill, the Olympia is an authentic 1916 soda-fountain-turned-bistro with varnished wooden booths, pink walls and black-and-white checkered floor tiles. Its antique marble-topp…
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 …
American in Westerly & Watch Hill

Shelter Harbor Inn

Work up an appetite with a stroll along the inn's private beach (enquire at reception as the beach is 2.6 miles from the property) then order homey fare such as chicken pie or finnan haddie (smoked haddock). Traditi…
Ice Cream in Westerly & Watch Hill

St Clair's Annex

This ice-cream shop has been run by the same family since 1887, and features several dozen flavors of homemade ice cream. On top of traditional light breakfast fare (omelets and the like), it serves seaside specialt…
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…