Watch Hill is an affluent coastal village in the southwestern section of the town of Westerly, Rhode Island.
It is located along the shore of Block Island Sound in Rhode Island. The picturesque coastal village is situated on a peninsula, and is the most southwestern point in Rhode Island. Watch Hill is a popular vacation destination with its beautiful New England beaches and Victorian style cottages. Watch Hill, Rhode Island is home the famous and historic Ocean House, a Forbes Five-Star Diamond Hotel. Outdoor activities in the area include rowing, swimming, ocean sailing, fishing and hiking. Additionally, there are numerous local shopping and fine restaurants in the area. Public beaches include Watch Hill Carousel and Beach, Sandy Point, Napatree Point and East Beach. Watch Hill's physical location between New York City and Boston make it ideal for day trips. However, you may choose to extend your visit and stay in one of the local inns or stay in one of the homes or condos available for rent. Watch Hill shares its public schools with Westerly, which have a well-respected academic score with four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and several private schools.