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SO, NOT worth the time spent looking for parking.

Friends, go to the big state beaches. There is ample parking for a reasonable price. This Watch... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
GGGrann
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San Diego, California
One home of Taylor Swift

Expansive view of southern Rhode Island coast line. Like any beach in the area, it is very rough in... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Mark W
,
Woburn, Massachusetts
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“ocean house” (10 reviews)
“off season” (5 reviews)
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Watch Hill, Westerly, RI
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Friends, go to the big state beaches. There is ample parking for a reasonable price. This Watch Hill Beach area was a waste of two hours looking for it! $30 to park or you park 1.5 miles away and schlep your kids, gear and beach...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Expansive view of southern Rhode Island coast line. Like any beach in the area, it is very rough in a storm surge. The town of Watch Hill is close by with some activity and plenty of shopping

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This Beach is for the 1%ers..... Everyone else is considered trash. Parking costs as well as getting into the Beach. They jack the prices so they can keep out the rif-raff.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The beach here has nothing. The waves were not even that good. There is absolutely nothing special about this beach or the area generally. Everyone is very mean. The cops don't give you directions anywhere. Everyone seems angry that you have come to give them...More

2  Thank Erin K
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We spent some time at the Ocean House and got to enjoy East Beach while we were there. The beach is clean and very beautiful. There are lots of rocks as well as ample sand areas. The waves are good and the water is cool....More

1  Thank KBD87
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Get here early on a summer weekend, or actually anytime, because the serenity of a quiet morning beach is beautiful. Parking and four large changing room outhouses are steps from the beach walkway. This beach is wide, great low surf, non-rocky, and is guarded in...More

Thank KLGale
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We spent the 4th of July here and it was perfect. We had to get there about 830am to get a spot in a parking lot , AND it was $40! Cash only so make sure you have it . It was worth every penny...More

Thank Shirley V
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

While parking is difficult this beach is worth the trip. Best to walk to the east a little and get some privacy. There's 5 miles of beach between Taylor Swift's summer home and Misquamicut Beach so you can be surrounded by locals or have large...More

3  Thank Singlethreaded
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Went here when I was a child. Rhode Island was like a second home to me. East Beach was a beautiful find. A great beach to walk with great views and friendly people. Plus it's well maintained.

1  Thank mbruni611
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

East Beach was beautiful in December, even on a windy and cold day, it was a beautiful walk from the Ocean House Resort. Beautiful historic homes are located on this beach with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. There is an access pathway down the...More

Thank Loves2Research
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Bonnie R
15 July 2017|
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Ashley2292
15 July 2016|
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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.
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TarynKut
31 July 2015|
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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
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