Parking and Restrooms

For a village of its size, Watch Hill maintains a wide variety of parking options to meet the needs of residents and visitors. Free on-street parking is available in the Commercial District along Bay Street; a two hour limit is in effect during the summer months. On Larkin Road, and in designated spots at the front of the Fire District’s Larkin Parking Lot, free 3 hour parking is available to Town of Westerly residents displaying a permit.

To accommodate the need for parking, the Fire District has dedicated its property to 3 lots: 

Merchant Parking Lot:

Located in the center of the Village, this lot is free of charge for residents and visitors alike, with a two hour limit during the day in the summer season. No beach or boater parking is permitted in this lot, to encourage patronage of our stores, restaurants and Merry-Go-Round.

The yellow-lined spots are reserved for Fire District sticker holders, but the majority of spots, lined in white, are open to all. 

Public restrooms are located steps away, near the Merry-Go-Round, during the summer season. Bike Racks are also available.

Larkin Lot 

Located diagonally across from the Merry-Go-Round, the Larkin Lot has variable rate parking from 8am to 5pm during the summer season.  

The WHFD offers a 50% discount  for military, veterans and first responders.

Public Restrooms, Drop-Off and Turn-Around and bike racks are available on site during the season.

In Season Rates:

8:00 am to 5:00 pm Daily

First 30 minutes - FREE

After initial 30 minutes - $7.00 per half hour 

Maximum charge $49.00 per day

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

Free Parking All cars must exit by 10pm

Westerly town residents with a current town parking sticker may also park for up to 3 hours for free in the designated spots, immediately on the right of the entrance.

One Bay Street/Holdredge Parking Lot (Daily Paid)

Located at the beginning of Bay Street; offers daily fixed rate parking.  

Public restrooms are on site.

Parking for the Tuesday night concert series in the Village Park is offered for free.

Watch Hill Parking Lot

In addition to the Fire District’s three lots, the Watch Hill Parking Lot (located on the east side of Bay Street, across from the Village Park) offers daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal parking.

For rate information and to reserve online, please visit

Bike Racks

Bike racks are conveniently located at the Merry-Go-Round Beach, in the Larkin Parking Lot and the Merchant parking lot, all of which are a short walk from the beach entrances, shops, restaurants and the Merry-Go-Round.

Drop Off and Turnaround

Less than a mile from end to end, the Village of Watch Hill is easily navigated on foot. The Watch Hill Fire District provides a centrally located drop-off and turnaround spot at its’ Larkin Road Parking Lot, diagonally across from the Merry-Go-Round.


During the summer season, restrooms open to the general public are available at the One Bay Street/Holdredge Lot, at the Merry-Go-Round, (behind the ticket window) and the Larkin Parking Lot.

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