Watch Hill, RI Info
Watch Hill, RI is a quaint coastal village in the town of Westerly surrounded on three-sides by water - the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Little Narragansett Bay and the Pawcatuck River on the other. Watch Hill sits at the most-southwestern point in all of Rhode Island, excluding Block Island. It came to prominence in the late 19th and early 20th century as an exclusive summer resort, with wealthy families building sprawling Victorian-style "cottages" along the peninsula. Watch Hill is characterized by The New York Times as a community "with a strong sense of privacy and of discreetly used wealth", in contrast with "the overpowering castles of the very rich" in nearby Newport. Today, it is best known as the backdrop for the Ocean House, the only Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Hotel in Rhode Island.
Watch Hill is located only 150-miles from NYC, 100-miles from Boston, 50-miles from Providence's TF Green Airport, and only 1-mile from the town of Westerly's own private-jet capable airport, Watch Hill is the quintessential 'hidden-gem' seaside village offering a relaxed, yet stylish, vibe. Residents, guests and visitors alike, quickly fall into 'vacation mode', casting their worries aside while enjoying the gorgeous beaches, clubs, activities and social scene.
Watch Hill, close to home, but far away.
"Come on, enjoy yourself, relax, unwind..."
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