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Watch Hill Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI
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Nice views.

Very nice views​ all around. Finding the entrance took a bit but once we did we enjoyed our time at... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Keith F
via mobile
good view

nice spot to visit... takes about 10 minutes to see the view and that is pretty much it. No... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
m f
Kingston, Rhode Island
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Lighthouse Rd., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice views​ all around. Finding the entrance took a bit but once we did we enjoyed our time at the lighthouse.

Thank Keith F
Reviewed 20 February 2017

nice spot to visit... takes about 10 minutes to see the view and that is pretty much it. No bathrooms or any activities.... but nice.

Thank m f
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you are a senior, you may drive down the narrow private driveway to the lighthouse parking lot. And there is a relatively self-contained open area for dogs who come when they are called. The setting is lovely in good weather. A very unique place....More

Thank margylong
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fun to go before or after a storm to watch the waves & surfers. Also beautiful large homes where the rich and famous live.

Thank X9200VOdianneb
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

What's not to love about a light house. Whether you are in it or not, you are guaranteed a good view with some great pictures and memories. If you are near a beach going to a lighthouse is always a must no matter where you...More

Thank mbruni611
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Mystic Ct. and decided to look up things to do on trip advisor, and Watch Hill was on the list and a quick drive into Rhode Island. It's was so breathtakingly beautiful! We took pictures, listened to the waves crashing onto...More

Thank Louisa C
Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you are over 65 years old you can drive out to the lighthouse. If you are younger you have to park legally and hike to it. Be careful to be certain your parking space is legal. Parking fines are astronomically expensive.

1  Thank tarponted
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Like much in the Watch Hill area, access to this attraction is understated. Look for a red sign at a private-looking hardtop driveway winding down among posh homes on its way to the point. If you are a senior (65 and up) you are allowed...More

Thank lfjg
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Grew up in and around this lighthouse. It is beautifully maintained but not always easy to get to bec of the "you must walk the road there." There are exceptions ...so try. The views are, at once, staggering and embracing. The terrain is beautiful and...More

Thank Geo H
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Although the road to the lighthouse has its challenges the end result is worth it, whether you walk it or attempt to drive the narrow road.

Thank seniorventures
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22 October 2016|
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Response from Emelen1 | Reviewed this property |
The road to lighthouse is about 1/4 mile. An easy picturesque walk. You can drive to the lighthouse and there is parking at the very end with a great view of the water. Enjoy!!
Zella F
5 October 2015|
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Response from Bettine31 | Reviewed this property |
It's a residential road that you walk down to get to the lighthouse. You can't drive your car on the road. You would have to park it and then walk to the lighthouse. When we went the lighthouse was closed to the public - not... More