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Westerly RI VacationsWelcome to one of the best kept secrets in New England - Westerly, Rhode Island. Westerly is located in the southwest corner of the state of Rhode Island, right along the border with Connecticut and along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

Westerly is a family fun destination. You will find beautiful sandy beaches, family fun parks, boating, sailing and many other local attractions.

While in Westerly, you may also want to enjoy its more refined side. Visit our restaurants, art galleries, come for the Shakespeare in the Park, listen to the Chorus of Westerly sing, go wine tasting or stay in one of our fine Inns or Bed & Breakfasts.




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06/27/2016 06:14 PM
 

New, lower rates announced for parking at state beaches

 

New, lower rates for parking at Rhode Island's state beaches are set to go into effect this week, after the season rates were recently halved. The Westerly Sun reports residents who purchased a season pass after May 17 will receive a credit in the form of a gift certificate that can be used to buy a future season pass.



06/24/2016 04:20 AM
 

Tom Hiddleston a oebreaksa silence on new romance

 

Taylor Swift was spotted with new love interest, British actor Tom Hiddleston. The two were spotted canoodling on the rocks along the beach in Westerly, RI.



06/22/2016 07:59 PM
 

Rhythm & Roots returns to Ninigret Park Sept. 2-4

 

The 19th annual Rhythm & Roots Festival announces its spectacular all-star lineup for Sept.



06/22/2016 06:47 AM
 

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In this Monday, June 20, 2016 photo, small boats are stored at the Westerly Yacht Club in Westerly, R.I. Wives can join the club as associate, non-voting members, but unmarried women can't. A vote to change the nearly century... .



06/22/2016 06:47 AM
 

In this Monday, June 20, 2016 photo, Danielle Hetu poses after...

 

In this Monday, June 20, 2016 photo, Danielle Hetu poses after speaking about the Westerly Yacht Club's membership policy as the yacht club is seen in background, right in Westerly, R.I. Wives can join as associate, non-voting members, but unmarried women can't. A vote to change the nearly century-old policy failed last week, with 171 men voting to uphold it.



06/21/2016 07:40 AM
 

News | RI Female Leaders Criticize Westerly Yacht Club's Males-Only Membership Policy

 

Following the Westerly Yacht Club's recent vote to keep women from being able to obtain full membership at the nearly 90 year old organization, Rhode Island women are weighing in on the policy. "Secretary Gorbea was surprised to learn that there was an organization in our state, in this day and age, that would still bar women from joining as full members," said Nicole Lagace, Communications Director for Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea.



06/20/2016 05:20 PM
 

Recession means savings for America's consumers

 

Karen Wilmes of Hopkinton, R.I., sorts through her coupons during a shopping trip with her 2-year-old daughter, Allison, on Thursday in Westerly, R.I. By purchasing items on sale and using her loyal customer card and coupons, Wilmes saved $54.54, spending only $39 on $93.54 worth of groceries.



06/19/2016 02:29 AM
 

Small plane crash lands in ocean off Rhode Island

 

In this photo provided by Larry Schwartz, a man gets out of a plane after it crashed into the water off the coast of Westerly, R.I., Saturday, June 18, 2016. Officers were on the scene of the crash Saturday afternoon near the small beachfront community of Weekapaug.



06/18/2016 10:34 PM
 

News Minute: Here is the latest Rhode Island news from The Associated Press at 3:40 p.m. EDT

 

The music is thumping and crowds are dancing at gay pride events around the country, with some revelers saying the partying is proof that people won't give in to fear after the Orlando attack. Festivals and parades went ahead under increased security Saturday in cities like Chicago, Columbus, Ohio; and Providence, Rhode Island, a week after a gunman fired on a crowd at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.



06/18/2016 02:46 AM
 

'That was fast!': Calvin Harris shocked at ex Taylor...

 

Shocked Calvin Harris just wants to 'move on' after seeing his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift kiss Tom Hiddleston on a romantic beach date. The We Found Love music producer had been dating Taylor for over a year, and confirmed their break-up just a few weeks ago.



06/17/2016 10:35 PM
 

Former lifeguard accused of vandalism, staging distress

 

A former lifeguard is accused of vandalizing a locker room at Misquamicut Beach in Rhode Island and faking an emergency in the water. Police tell the Westerly Sun that 22-year-old Jenna Pari was charged with vandalism and disorderly conduct Thursday after smearing marinara sauce in the male lifeguard's locker room.



06/17/2016 06:26 PM
 

News | New: Women Denied Membership at Westerly Yacht Club Yet Again in 2016

 

Women can still not attain full membership at the Westerly Yacht Club, following a vote Thursday night. Photo: Flickr/AlanLevine The club, which was officially formed in 1928, allows women to take part in club activities and hold leadership positions, but voted again Thursday night to maintain the males-only membership status quo.



06/17/2016 06:26 PM
 

names What did Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston have for dinner?

 

US Weekly reports that Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston enjoyed "a long, romantic date night" on Wednesday at the Olympia Tea Room in Westerly, R.I. An eyewitness told the magazine that the couple sat in a back booth together, drinking white wine, laughing and giggling as she showed him stuff on her phone. They stayed at the restaurant for over 2½hours, according to the eyewitness, and ordered espressos and the Avondale Swan pastry with whipped cream and fudge.



06/16/2016 08:59 PM
 

Metcalf fellowship will help Jaspers pursue public service career

 

A Warwick resident is one of just four college students statewide to receive fellowships for international travel from the Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.



06/16/2016 07:54 AM
 

Woah! Taylor Swift CAUGHT kissing Tom Hiddleston post break up with Calvin Harris

 

Taylor Swift has already found herself in the arms of a new man post break up with Calvin Harris. It has been just two weeks post the pop star split with the Scottish DJ, and she has already found her new man! Taylor Swift was spotted spending some intimate moments with none other than Tom Hiddleston! Yes, Taylor was seen having a rather romantic afternoon on the Westerly, Rhode Island along with the Thor actor.



06/12/2016 01:40 AM
 

Westerly Hospital offers "Wednesday Wellness" talks

 

To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Westerly - The Westerly Hospital will begin a "Wednesday Wellness" series of 10 free weekly programs covering a variety of health topics starting on June 22. All programs will meet at the hospital's Henry J. Nardone Conference Center and will be presented by hospital physicians and staff. Admission is free, but seating is limited.



06/11/2016 07:19 AM
 

Politics | 2017 Budget Bill Approved & Patent Troll Legislation Passed: This Week at the State House

 

The House Finance Committee approved the 2017 budget bill, the general assembly passes the patent troll legislation bill and more. This week at the State House.