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Explore Watch Hill

Watch Hill is a classic New England seaside village, with a particular grace all its own. 

The 1856 Lighthouse shapes the skyline; inviting streets are lined with boutiques and galleries, antique shops and restaurants. The famed Flying Horse Carousel is the oldest continuously operating carousel in the country; the hand carved horses have leather saddles and vibrant eyes, and riders reach for a brass ring in hopes of winning another ride. The salty scent of ocean air and rays of sunlight filter through scenic parks, and flocks of sailboats nod in the bay. Walking from the Ocean House into Watch Hill for homemade ice cream is a rite of passage for the young and the young at heart.

Things to see and do in Watch Hill, RI:

  • Flying Horse Carousel, the oldest continuously operating carousel  in the United States
  • Watch Hill Lighthouse and Museum
  • Miles of beaches include Napatree Point, East Beach, and our oceanfront hotel's private white sand beach with cabana service
  • Boutique shopping for apparel, gifts, and crafts
  • Art galleries
  • Antique stores
  • Restaurants and cafes

Visit Village of Watch Hill for more information.