East Beach, Watch Hill

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#4 of 7 in Outdoors in Westerly
East Beach State Beach is a state-operated recreation area in Charlestown, Rhode Island, encompassing 3mi of oceanfront beach abutting Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge on Quonochontaug Neck, the barrier island separating Block Island Sound and Ninigret Pond. The area offers a small, seasonal campground (20 units), salt-water fishing, ocean swimming, and beach activities.
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  • Friends, go to the big state beaches. There is ample parking for a reasonable price. This Watch Hill Beach area was a waste of two hours looking for it! $30 to park or you park 1.5 miles away and schl...  more »
  • Expansive view of southern Rhode Island coast line. Like any beach in the area, it is very rough in a storm surge. The town of Watch Hill is close by with some activity and plenty of shopping  more »
  • This Beach is for the 1%ers..... Everyone else is considered trash. Parking costs as well as getting into the Beach. They jack the prices so they can keep out the rif-raff.  more »
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