10 Things to Do in Watch Hill That You Shouldn't Miss

August 4, 2017 Diedre Savory

Discover the best top things to do in Watch Hill, United States including Flying Horse Carousel, Misquamicut State Beach, Wilcox Park, Mystic Dark Room, Napatree Point, Sail Trim Again, Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Charles W. Morgan, Watch Hill Lighthouse, Old Lighthouse Museum.
Restaurants in Watch Hill

151 Bay St, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891-5746 +1 401-348-6007
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
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2%
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2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

Flying Horse Carousel

Restored carousel which is a National Historic Landmark.

Reviewed By mrpesce - Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Just happened to be in town and decided to look around and bumped into this. It is a living, working piece of history. If you're looking for safe and new this isn't it. There are some basic safety measures but it's as close to original as you can get. Just cool looking.

2. Misquamicut State Beach

257 Atlantic Ave, Misquamicut, Westerly, RI 02891-4300 +1 401-596-9097
Excellent
47%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 431 reviews

Misquamicut State Beach

Rhode Island's largest and most popular beach will be handicap accessible.

Reviewed By kapaugers - Westerly, Rhode Island

Misquamicut State Beach, Westerly, RI has got to be the best of New England. A very wide and long beach with modern facilities. Great surf for body surfing or boogie boarding. The sand is normally free of rocks, but with varying weather it does change as does the surf. Aside from the state beach, there are amusements and many food choices.

3. Wilcox Park

711/2 High St., Westerly, RI +1 401-596-8590
Excellent
78%
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18%
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4%
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4.5 based on 124 reviews

Wilcox Park

Reviewed By Joe_from_Boston - Andover, MA

Fabulously well maintained arboretum-style park. Most trees labeled with there name. Often the site of special events like the Mem Day Weekend Art Show, Westerly Pops and Fireworks, Shakespeare in the Park, and more. Very nice to visit and walk around even if no event!

4. Mystic Dark Room

325 Mistuxet Ave, Mystic, CT 06355-3013 +1 860-536-3671
Excellent
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5 based on 62 reviews

Mystic Dark Room

Mystic Dark Room is an intimate show lounge offering unique entertainment experiences, accommodating its guests with all front row seating, allowing all who enter to feel like a VIP. Up a winding staircase, past the iron and brass gates, guests escape into a chic metro-loft atmosphere, ornamented with leather couches, private tables, larger than life concert style sets, lighting and special effects. This year’s line-up includes adult’s only fare with Grab weekend evenings in the fall. In December, Nutcracker Spectacular is the holiday hit that is returning from Foxwood’s Grand Theater to make Mystic its new home, with an extravaganza that’s family oriented and packed with edge of your seat excitement. February shifts gears back to an adult evening line-up with Flash perfect for sharing with a Valentine, and March marks the encore season of The Little Mermaid a Broadway style “dancical” that enchanted children and families last spring. Guests attending Grab or Flash are invited to BYOB, relax and unwind with wine, champagne, ale or brew - or their non-alcoholic beverage of choice. Following all shows, the soirée continues with intriguing interactions between guests and artists - we encourage you to take advantage of the dance floor and light show.

Reviewed By Liz D

I've attended serveral performances at the Mystic Dark Room and they are always an amazing experience. From an evening out with my husband to an afternoon with the family - they offer a variety of performances throughout the year. I especially love The Nutcracker where the dancers keep the beautiful tradition of the ballet but bring in unique touches to make the performance even more memorable. The intimate setting makes you feel like you're part of the show!

5. Napatree Point

Westerly, RI
Excellent
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5 based on 107 reviews

Napatree Point

Watch Hill bird sanctuary.

Reviewed By chiefwahoo1989 - Manchester, New Hampshire

My wife and I and one of our friends visited Napatree as we read it was one of the best spots in RI for shelling. Judging by how many shells my wife came home with I'll go along with that statement, haha!

I was more interested in the walk along the beach itself, and it wasn't a disappointment. Once the fog lifted off the beach the views stretched for miles. We mainly stuck to the ocean/Long Island Sound side of the point. You could see from one end to the other, and the walk was pleasant, especially at sunset when the crowd dwindled considerably. That just gave us our own personal sunset, which was fantastic.

A word of caution: heed the tick sign at the entrance. My dog and I took one side trail over the dunes in between and I immediately pulled 6 ticks off of him and 2 off of me once we were back on the long beach.

6. Sail Trim Again

Watch Hill Cove, Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891
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5 based on 51 reviews

Sail Trim Again

Sail & Motor yacht sightseeing, romantic sunset cruises, tours of Mystic Seaport Museum, affiliated with Ocean HouseFrom the Shores: Historic Narrated Harbor Tours - Enjoy a cruise aboard Encore or Trim Again and listen as Captain Jack shares the history of Watch Hill, Westerly, Block Island, Stonington, Fishers Island, Noank, Mystic, and New London.Private Mystic Seaport Tour - Charter a cruise to Mystic Seaport and explore the Museum with Captain Jack. Tour highlights include exploring the "Treasures from the Collections" exhibit, seeing the Danish workboat Gerda III and learning how the boat helped rescue Jews from Nazi-occupied Denmark, and climbing aboard the last wooden whaling ship in the world, the Charles W. Morgan. Sunday Mornings with Captain Jack -Sail or motor yacht to historic Stonington Harbor and take a narrated walking tour. Coffee and baked goods are provided.Rum Runners' Excursion - To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the end of Prohibition, take a journey back in time from Watch Hill, Westerly, Stonington, Mystic, Fishers Island and Greenport, NY, aboard Encore, a classic example of a 1920s rum-running seaworthy vessel. Special half and full-day charters are available, including the thrill of opening up the power of Encore's 700hp of speed, visiting a former speakeasy for lunch and drinks, and a private trap/door/bar tour.Oyster Farming Tour - Visit an oyster hatchery and go behind the scenes at Mystic Seaport and look at historic oyster tools and boats. Learn how oysters improve water quality and the variety of methods used to grow and harvest oysters. The program includes a tour of Mystic Seaport, a stop for lobsters at Abbott's Lobster in the Rough in Noank, and a sunset cruise home. Half and full-day charters available.American Museum of Natural History Great Gull Island Tour - A special opportunity for guests to volunteer tagging Terns.Block Island, Montauk, Newport and Sag Harbor full-day and overnight excursions.

Reviewed By Timothy M

I believe I make a good critic since I own and operate 2 shore excursions tours in the Caribbean. One is a coastal cruise and the other is a shore-based tour. After 10 years running I know the business well. The excursion I took on...MoreThank you Capt. Tim. Your comments mean a lot. It was great sharing our beautiful and Historic area with you. Regards, Jack

7. Saltwater Farm Vineyard

349 Elm St, Stonington, CT 06378-2928 +1 860-415-9072
Excellent
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Good
28%
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 111 reviews

Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Reviewed By Bonnie H - Charles Town, West Virginia

Just attended a wedding here this past weekend. The location is beautiful and the venue stunning. The food was terrific and the staff right on everything. My husband tried one of their wines and stated it was excellent!

8. Charles W. Morgan

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT +1 860-572-5315
Excellent
71%
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4.5 based on 355 reviews

Charles W. Morgan

Located at Mystic Seaport, this is the only existing wooden whaleship.

Reviewed By tmrlm - the fort

The last of it's kind an old whaling vessel.When we were there the sailors explained about the ship, you can take your time and look around at designated times the explain about the vessel and demonstrated the loading and unloading singing sailors songs. Quite interesting all around. We could even watch them raise the sails. Very informative

9. Watch Hill Lighthouse

Lighthouse Rd., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI
Excellent
57%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 131 reviews

Watch Hill Lighthouse

Reviewed By amanda g - Durham, Connecticut

In order to get to the lighthouse you have to park in town and walk and once you get there you can't get to the actual lighthouse as it is fenced off. That being said once we were there it was certainly worth the effort. We had a front row view of a spectacular sunset and the beaches on both sides.

10. Old Lighthouse Museum

7 Water St, Stonington, CT 06378-1422 +1 860-535-1440
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 95 reviews

Old Lighthouse Museum

A museum dedicated to whaling, sealing and farming as it was hundreds of years ago in Stonington.

Reviewed By Mary H - New Canaan, Connecticut

Interesting small, local history museum run by the Stonington Historical Society. Local industries and seafaring histories displayed. On a clear day, a panoramic view from the tower of the ocean and three states. Nearby parking lot for the small beach can get crowded on a summer day. A couple of picnic tables by parking lot.

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