Watch Hill Lighthouse

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May 25, 2021

Everywhere You Should Stop Along Coastal Rhode Island’s Scenic Route 1A

Deep in the southwesternmost reaches of Rhode Island, the Watch Hill Lighthouse has served as a beacon for passing sailors since 1856. Though the structure itself is inaccessible to visitors, the surrounding peninsula provides onlookers with a spectacular view of the pebble-clad shoreline. For the full coastal New England effect, gaze wistfully across Block Island Sound like an 18th-century whaling wife waiting for her long lost captain to return from sea, then head three minutes north to the historic district of Watch Hill, an uber-rich neighborhood that’s hosted some of the country’s most influential figures, including Henry Ford, Albert Einstein, and, yes, Taylor Swift.

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