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Watch Hill Lighthouse

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Address: Lighthouse Rd., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI
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Historic and worth the LookSee

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... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 18 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 rough...and contains some of Rhody's most historic trappings.

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Stuart, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 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.

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Walk or ride if your 65. Spectacular viewing area for sunsets or crashing waves. Easy walk from Watch Hill business area if you park there. Free but no picnics allowed on grounds.

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Thank Ellen S
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

great views from all sides of the light house and the park that surrounds it. Good for biking and picnicing.

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Mystic, CT
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5 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

WH Lighthouse is a great place to see Block from. With it's little "secret" road that looks like someone's driveway...you wind your way back till you finally reach the lighthouse. It's a little hidden gem :)

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Thank 149mariew
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147 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The short walk to the lighthouse takes you past beautiful homes, a splendid garden, and a rocky sea wall. There's an open field where families were picnicking, kids were playing frisbee and couples were just enjoying the cool breeze.

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

A pleasant walk from town on a quiet winding road that encourages foot traffic, not vehicles, and is surrounded by local "cottages" and ocean.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Somewhat tricky to find,but what a find. 😊 Very private but was worth the trip with u like lighthouses and quiet And a perfect view of Taylor swifts RI house

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Columbus
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and i went for a walk from our room at the harbour house and this was perfect. Great way to spend our weekend get away.

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ILlinois
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Seniors (65 and over) can drive to a parking area near the lighthouse. We had to ask someone in the little town how and where to do this. Nothing was marked. It's like a driving through someone's driveway and although it's nice to see the lovely homes along the way, it is a narrow road and I wouldn't want to... More 

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