Light Houses of Rhode Island THE guide and gallery for the lighthouses of Rhode Island

Watch Hill

Watch Hill is an active Coast Guard station on the south western tip of Rhode Island.  You can actually see a lighthouse in Connecticut when you go to visit Watch Hill.  Access here is a bit tricky as you have to walk down a private road to get to the light.  There’s a sign that says it’s allowed.  Once you get down to the light there’s a fence that keeps you out of the parking lot except during daylight house, then another gate closer to the house the keeps you off their lawn and from getting too close all the time.  The light is on a peninsula, so you can also shoot it from the beaches both to the east and west depending on which way the light is better.  The beach to the east is a much shorter walk, the western beach is about a 1.25 mile hike, but it’s a great walk.

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The purpose of Light Houses of Rhode Island is to help you find all 21 lighthouses in our state and take some great images of them. If you'd like to buy my images they're available in the gallery as well. Please check out each light's page to see directions on where to park and suggestions on shooting each light.