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East Beach

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Address: Watch Hill, Westerly, RI

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Awesome beach. Kinda crowded and no parking. But the beach itself is beautiful. It's huge so there's no need for fears of no spot. I love it. Always my go to beach!!

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome beach. Kinda crowded and no parking. But the beach itself is beautiful. It's huge so there's no need for fears of no spot. I love it. Always my go to beach!!

Thank ajames82
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Right next 2 Taylor's house, beautiful waves crash methodically & can erase the weight of the world 4 a little while.... great views, the trail is nice to walk & it isn't as crowded as Misquamicut....

1 Thank Sarah C
Dallas, Texas
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We went to a couple beaches in CT and RI, and East Beach is easily the best of them all. The sand feels like the Caribbean, and the waves are the right size for either body boarding or swimming. Parking is your biggest issue. We got there around 10a.m. during a summer weekday, and we found free 2-hour parking on... More 

2 Thank DRun23
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Very pleased with the recommendations for this beach!! We traveled from CT even though it was supposed to be a cloudy day and were pleasantly surprised to a fabulous beach day!

Thank jaclyndbz
Farmington, Connecticut
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72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The fact that they charge $25 for parking is a bit ridiculous. The beach however, makes it worth the price. It is such a clean, beautiful beach with sparkling clear water. There isn't much to do directly on the beach, but there is the carousel and shops on the main road. Highly recommend this beach, and the drive provides great... More 

1 Thank Leggyj
Orlando, Florida
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181 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

There is NO bathroom. The sand fine and clean. Not many shells. We got there early and parked in the two hour parking and walked to the beach. We got there early cause my friend said the meter maid doesn't start clocking and timing cars till 10am which there is a two hour time limit for the whole day. We... More 

3 Thank BusterBusBus
Newton, Massachusetts
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214 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

East Beach is a delighful stretch of sand and dunes with a backdrop of waterfront houses. Except for Ocean House, it's completely free of commercial intrusions, and all the more attractive for that reason. Access is the only problem: Locals want this asset for themselves and consequently visitors may struggle to find reasonably convenient parking--and even places to park for... More 

Thank aBoater
Worcester, Massachusetts
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121 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This place is a bit of a walk to get to but it's perfect. Mixed quiet [mostly - lol] crowd and perfect sand. Close to the Ocean House so you can walk up and have a cocktail.

2 Thank Jack W
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148 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

For a short walk from the street down through vegetation the reward is a delightful beach, a scenic view, access to the water and stones for skipping.

Thank Stephen A
new jersey
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Beach is, as the sign says, "one of the most beautiful beaches on the Eastern seaboard" but, you may want to visit in the off season. Parking is limited; and as access is down a narrow path off Bluff Road it seems likely you might be driving around a bit before finding a space (the closest parking spaces are for... More 

2 Thank truman12

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