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The Magic of Watch Hill
Originally part of a
traveling carnival, Watch
Hill’s Flying Horse
Carousel is the oldest
carousel in the country;
the first ride taken was
in 1876.
Out and about
Watch Hill is a playground for both children and adults. Between its
gentle Watch Hill Beach, rolling East Beach, grand shingled homes
and excellent restaurants and cafés, there is a lot to explore; for
instance: the Watch Hill Lighthouse and Museum, Napatree Point,
quaint boutiques, antique shops, art galleries and more. The multitiered Ocean House is an exquisite luxury hotel where one will find
breathtaking views from its verandas. It is the perfect place to relax
with a cocktail or glass of wine. Foodies will love Watch Hill’s dining
scene: Coast at the Ocean House is rated by Forbes as a Five Star AAA
Five Diamond restaurant, and CNN has named it “one of the World’s
Best Waterfront Restaurants.” The Olympia Tea Room is a must for
dining – and tea! A dessert favorite is St Clare’s Annex, which has been
serving authentic homemade ice cream to customers for 125 years.
And Jonathan Edwards Napa-style winery is worth the 30-minute
drive to North Stonington. North Stonington is also home to the
modern Saltwater Farm Vineyard, and the main building has a lovely
arched ceiling.
This pristine village is a sailors delight, and the Watch Hill Yacht Club,
a private organization, is where one would want to moor their vessel.
The club offers guest moorings that are available on a first-come-firstserve basis only for Reciprocal Clubs and Cruises.
For the golfers, the 125 year-old formidable and fancy private
Misquamicut Golf Club is in Watch Hill’s backyard; and, Lake of Isles
in North Stonington, CT, offers 18-hole public and 18-hole private
courses. In 2019, Golfweek voted the club #4 of the top 10 courses to
play in Connecticut. Only a short drive away is the private Weekapaug
Golf Club, as well as the private Shelter Harbor Golf Club.
Because the village of Watch Hill is so tiny, there are no schools within
its borders. The town of Westerly features both public and private


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