Hill Rhode Island is a coastal village situated on a peninsula jutting into
Block Island Sound. It is located midway between New York City and Boston. Watch
Hill includes the westernmost point in the state known as Napatree Point. Together
they have formed Little Narragansett Bay which has made Watch Hill a popular harbor
around which a business district has grown. Watch Hill is a secluded and seasonal
resort community with shopping, a golf and beach club, yacht club and public and
Once occupied by Niantic Indians in the 1600s, European colonists
used the area as an important lookout point during the French and Indian War and
the Revolutionary War, hence the community’s name. Watch Hill is probably most
noted for its grand mansions, but other landmarks in town include the Watch Hill
Lighthouse the first of which was built in 1745, and the The Flying Horse Carousel,
the oldest continuously-operated carousel in the United States and a National
Hill is known for its beaches, history, bird-watching, fishing, and magnificent
sunsets. The Watch Hill waterfront was once lined with huge Victorian hotels.
Fire and hurricanes destroyed almost all during the 1900s. The two remaining hotels
The Ocean House and the Watch Hill Inn went through huge changes during the 2000s.
Watch Hill is one of the oldest lighthouse sites in America
and to this day, it remains an active aid to navigation. The Watch Hill Lighthouse
has served as a nautical beacon for ships since 1745. The Watch Hill Lighthouse
Keepers Association now maintains the Keeper's house.There is a museum at the
lighthouse that is open in July and August.
Watch Hill is home to some of the most beautiful beaches
in the Northeast.Here is a list and description of a sampling of the beaches offered:
Point- Half-mile beach separates Watch Hill's Little Narragansett bay from
the ocean. Favorite spot for hikers and bird watchers. Provides year-round habitat
for a variety of species.
Beach - A popular beach in Watch Hill, is both spacious and clean attracting
most of the regular sunbathers and swimmers.
Misquamicut State Beach-
Half mile of state beach with clean, clear water with low surf zone. There is
parking for 2,100 cars at state facility. Large new pavilion, shade structures,
coin operated hot showers, cold showers, changing rooms, First-Aid, concessions,
Hill Beach- Family beach, amusements, kiddy rides, snack bars, antique 1915
carousel, batting cages, bumper boats, go-karts, miniature golf, game room, water
slides, gift shop, beachware, ocean view cocktail lounge.
The water surrounding Watch Hill, Rhode Island is one
of the best fishing spots on the entire Atlantic coast. The water teams with fish
in a variety of species, including Fluke, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bonito, Tuna,
Tautog, and Sea Bass.
The unique location between the sound and the ocean lends
itself to excellent breeding grounds. Experience the ultimate thrill of Rhode
Island Big Game, Saltwater fly and light tackle fishing.
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