2 days in Westerly Itinerary

2 days in Westerly Itinerary

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Misquamicut
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Misquamicut

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On the 30th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Misquamicut State Beach, enjoy the sea views from Watch Hill Lighthouse, and then look for gifts at Watch Hill Outfitters. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Napatree Point, then steep yourself in history at Watch Hill Merry Go Round & Beach, and then stroll around Westerly Library & Wilcox Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Misquamicut road trip planner.

Boston to Misquamicut is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Misquamicut

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches

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Westerly travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Lighthouses
Westerly is a town on the southwestern shoreline of Washington County, Rhode Island, United States founded in 1669 by John Babcock. It is a beachfront community on the south shore of the state. The population was 22,787 at the 2010 census.On the western border of Westerly flows the Pawcatuck River, once renowned for its own species of Westerly salmon, three of which are on the town's crest. The river flows from some fifteen miles (24 km) inland, emptying into Little Narragansett Bay. It also serves as the boundary between Westerly and Pawcatuck, Connecticut. Along the coast of Westerly lie salt ponds which serve as shallow reeflike pools whose outer walls form the long, white beaches for which the town became renowned. From west to east, these ponds are called Maschaug Pond, Winnapaug Pond, and Quonochontaug Pond. The town also has the fresh water lake Chapman's Pond which is undergoing revitalization. A type of granite known as Westerly granite has long been quarried here. Westerly granite is ideal for statuary and has been used in numerous government buildings of several states along the eastern seaboard. The Westerly area was known for its granite and stone-cutting industry.Westerly becomes a large tourist attraction during the summer months, during which the population nearly doubles. From east to west, well-known beaches include Weekapaug Beach, Westerly Town Beach, Misquamicut State Beach, East Beach, and Watch Hill Beach.

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