Welcome to the Ocean Community Area
Westerly is both the most southern and western location in South County Rhode Island, and is home to the popular villages of Misquamicut and Watch Hill, two distinctive summer resort communities. Recognized as the having the most beautiful beaches on the east coast, Westerly is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing or action-packed vacation. Misquamicut State Beach is the largest beach in Rhode Island and offers a wide array of attractions, exciting nightlife and events. It is the ideal family destination, offering water slides, mini golf courses, free movies on the beach and fun filled hours in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
While traveling along the scenic roads in Watch Hill, you will get a glimpse of spectacular architecture and impressive mansion-style homes . Picturesque Watch Hill is a picturesque tranquil seaside community that boasts lovely beaches and a waterfront village. Napatree Point in Watch Hill is a spectacular, hidden gem of a beach. With great family appeal and is located next to the country’s oldest Flying Horse carousel. Watch Hill is home to two breathtaking ladies, the Ocean House, a 5 star resort, and Rhode Island’s most famous resident, the incredibly talented Taylor Swift.
Charming downtown Westerly, with its wonderful Victorian architecture, examples of fine granite work, and beautifully landscaped Wilcox Park, earned the designation "one of the twelve most distinctive destinations in the country" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Historic downtown Westerly Pawcatuck is joined by the scenic Pawcatuck River. Shops and eateries have outstanding views and there are several outdoor dining options. Downtown is a hip arts scene and has earned a reputation as Southern Rhode Island's dining and nightlife destination. The eclectic shops feature furniture, trendy apparel and unique gifts from antiques to designer wedding gowns. Visit the Granite Theatre, for a show or enjoy ice skating at the outdoor rink. The charm of our two state downtown will keep you coming back for more!
Westerly is located just 8 miles from Mystic, Connecticut and its signature attractions such as the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, historic downtown Mystic and Olde Mystic Village. Foxwoods Resort Casino is just a 15 minute drive.