The Native American name for this 7-mile-long strip of sandy beachfront stretching from Watch Hill to Weekapaug means "Red Fish," referencing Atlantic salmon, common to the Pawcatuck River and also the original name for the entire Westerly area settled in 1661. Today it’s a family-oriented summer vacation destination with amusement parks featuring a carousel, miniature golf, go-carts, batting cages, waterslides, and kiddie rides. Hop on a Jet Ski, paddle a kayak, or find a spot for sunbathing. Evenings bring concerts and movies on the beach.
Looking back on eight decades on making travel history.More