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Review of Napatree Point

Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Westerly
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Owner description: Watch Hill bird sanctuary.
Reviewed 19 July 2014

This area is just beautiful. You get to the point through a parking lot with small shops, the Watch Hill Yacht Club, and of course, a really pretty marina. You continue past some private cabanas and a private beach club and up over the dunes. From atop the dune you see a breathtaking view of the point, Fischer Island, fabulous million dollar homes, the Ocean House, and the light house. Continuing down the dune brings you to a beach area with fine soft white sand and surf. (It was calm when I was there but I don't know if that's the norm). There were people paddle boarding, kayaking, and jet skiing to the right beyond the marina. We saw a fabulous sunset and I would highly recommend a visit. Parking is a challenge for a day trip but worth the inconvenience!

7  Thank Terry B
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

At the very tip of Rhode Island in Westerly is Napatree Point that jets out into the Atlantic Ocean. A beautiful secluded beach, to the west is Connecticut, over Little Narragansett Bay, to the south you have a view of Fishers Island N.Y. and to the south east Block Island. During the summer months be warned that parking is at premium, which limits the amount of people on the Point. Well worth visit, this area in Watch Hill is dotted with many small local shops and places to get a bite to eat.

2  Thank Jimkc1xo
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Napatree Point has a lot going for it, even in the state of RI which has a bundle of great beaches. It's rather remote, a small peninsula that just brings you further out in the ocean as you walk, surrounded by luxurious dunes, and it's located in one of the prettiest parts of the state that is actually easy to get too. And the views from any point on it are spectacular, even on a level of taking in all of RIs coast line. That all being said, Napratree Point is a place I don't go anywhere near in summer. Watch Hill is one of the most expensive places to go and do anything...And one of the most crowded. Free parking is bare minimal, and they soak you to the tune of $30 or more anywhere for parking. Add to that the fact that Watch Hill and the Point itself is totally infested with people in the summer, and the whole experience of its beauty and nautical charm goes out to sea.. After Labor Day its better, but for the real experience wait for the cool winds of fall in October an beyond and indulge yourself. There will be no crowds, the parking is all free, and anywhere on the point will be yours for a dream. Just beautiful. Trust me on this one, unless you like spending big bucks for parking, fighting tons of traffic, and want to share the Point with thousands of others, you will hate it in summer, and love it in the fall and winter.. : )

7  Thank John M
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Such a beautiful place to be! I absolutely love walking here and taking in all that nature has to offer. A must do!

2  Thank Joe L
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I take our boat here a few times a year. It gets pretty crowded to anchor, but it's well worth the fun in the sun! The beach is so pretty and serene. There are restaurants, ice cream shops, a carousel, a public dock, etc. not to mention beautiful homes and occasionally huge boats to dream about!

1  Thank Lee716
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