Historic Watch Hill
A Brief Overview
Located midway between New York City and Boston, Watch Hill is nestled in Rhode Island's southwestern tip on the Atlantic Ocean in the Township of Westerly, Rhode Island, just across the Connecticut border.
It is a perfect location from which to experience a whole range of excursions and activities along the eastern Atlantic coastline. Such as day trips Mystic Seaport and Stonington Village in Connecticut; Newport and Providence Rhode Island; and short ventures to the wonders of Foxwood's and Mohegan Sun Casinos.IT'S HISTORY
In the 1600's, the
"Niantics", a Narragansett Indian Tribe,
lived on this beautiful piece of land. The colonists used it as a lookout
point during the French and Revolutionary wars. As a result, this
lookout post was named Watch Hill. In the 19th century, the Federal Government
purchased the land for $500,000.
By the turn of the
20th century, there were seven sumptuous
hotels on the water's edge. Also, at this time the first "summer cottages"
were built by a syndicate of Cincinnati industrialists. By 1920, most
of the Watch Hill cottages that stand today had been constructed by people
from such places as Philadelphia and St. Louis.
The seclusion of the resort attracted the rich and famous:
Isadora Duncan, Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Mary Pickford, Andrew Mellon
and Henry Ford.
Watch Hill is known for its beautiful beaches, magnificent homes and their history, surfing, fishing, sailing, bird-watching, and majestic sunsets. Everything is accessible, including tennis, golf, sail boating and viewing beautiful New England homes. Watch Hill is tranquil, secure and easily accessible by car, boat, AMTRAK rail, and air at the Westerly Airport all within 15 minutes.
Watch Hill is a visual paradise - a town full of
history, shops, and glorious Victorian architecture.
in the mood for
Watch Hill offers some fifty quality shops filled with all sorts of wares,
from antiques to art. Historic Bay Street is the sort of street where you
can spend an enjoyable afternoon just browsing. Stop to admire
the Ninigret Statue - a seventeenth-century Chief of Rhode Island's
Niantic Indians - or to buy a cone of homemade ice cream at our local St.
Claire's near the Watch Hill Carousel another historic landmark.
Of course nearby there are numerous white beaches
with just the right amount of surf. Salt water anglers recognize Watch
Hill as one of the finest
spots in New England. Even children will be happy, as Watch Hill is
home to the famous flying-horse carousel, believed to be the oldest in
the country. The Watch Hill Inn, built in 1845 and completely renovated in 2006 echoes the town's flavor
in both sophistication, character and charm.
Come experience the pleasure that is Watch Hill, Rhode Island!!
WATCH HILL RESIDENCES
44 Bay Street Watch Hill RI 02891 Telephone 401.348.6300 Email email@example.com