There are several good places for fishing in Westerly, especially during the Fall Striper and Blue Fish migration.The first place is the Beach at Misquamicut. There are five miles of beach to fish from. You should go after Labor Day when the tourists leave. Just look for the schools eating the bait and the birds above taking advantage of the bait...more
Westerly Airport is the home to two TA-6 aircraft from World War II. The one owned by Mark Stevens is available for flights around the local area. In a typical half hour flight you can see the surrounding area from Mystic Seaport to Point judith, operate the controls on a real warbird and buzz the field a few times.more
Westerly is one of the quaintest towns in all of Rhode Island. The downtown architecture is quite unique, and worth stopping in our small town to see. All of the buildings I describe surround Wilcox Park, the center of Westerly.The town Hall is made of Westerly Granite, one of the finest grades of granite available in the USA.Westerly Public...more
At the intersection of US1 and US 1A at the eastern edge of Westerly, there are several buildings that were once called the Swiss Chalet. Over the years, several people tried to revive the restaurant in this building and failed. Haversham Tavern is the latest attempt. I hope they succeed!The food here is very reasonably priced and the quality and...more
Fifty-five minutes for an undercooked steak? Customer service that includes bringing back the same steak, less than half its original size, on the same plate? A manager who refuses to remedy the situation? And an owner who actually TAKES THE FOOD OFF YOUR TABLE AND ASKS YOU TO LEAVE just as you are reaching a reasonable compromise with the manager?...more
This is a very small restaurant with a first class cook who is also the owner. If you don't know the area, it will be hard to find, but worth the search. I usually order the seafood specials. They are last minute items based on the arrival of fresh seafood, so they are always great!more
Starting at the Southwest end at the Andrea Hotel heading east to the Windjammer Club, there are many clubs offering drinking, dancing to live music, and other revelry right on the beach or across the street. It is the only area in RI with clubs on the beach. On a Saturday night, young adults come from the surrounding states to live it up and have a great time. Just be careful to leave the drinks in the club.
Dress Code: Beach dress is fine.
Westerly has a Revelry law. This is best defined in Westerly as having a good time in a place where you are not meant to have a good time. If you go into a club on the beach, and walk out with a beer, you are possibly guilty of revelry. If you sit in front of the club and move your feed over the line of the club property, you are possibly having too much fun by enjoying a beer in a non-designated area. You could be arrested.
The beach at Misquamicut in Westerly attracts young adults from all of the surrounding states. This law was put on the books to help the sometimes roudy crowds these beaches attract. The police strictly enforce this law, so behave outside the clubs.
There are some fun shops in Westerly. We visited a terrific antique shop next to the bridge on the RI side. There is a good coffee shop there, a couple of specialty clothing shops across the way on Broad St. This pic is on the Connecticut side....with an Art Show & Sale going on, and the Prime Time Cafe for cocktails.more
Westerly has enjoyed a bit of renewal in recent years. Decline followed the diminished railroading of past years, when New Yorkers as well as Rhode Islanders would travel to the nearby beaches of Westerly to stay in the grand hotels on the ocean. Altho the grand homes have been preserved, some of the town's buildings got a bit worn down. Thankfully...more