Thursday, August 23, 2018

Why We Love Watch Hill, Rhode Island

The skies are so blue, 
the beaches are spectacular and the umbrellas are always so colorful.
It is a family friendly beach community.
Everyone you meet is a local and they all have the best tans.
Everyone walks around barefoot or is riding a bike.
They all have the best tips on where to eat.

And they have the cutest little shops - Coco & Lala for the adult girls...






And Coco & Lala for the little ones.












Are they not the cutest shops you have ever seen?


The Sweet Shop

Watch Hill is home to The Flying Horse Carousel.
A historic carousel, built around 1876, where the riders catch rings as it spins.
The carousel has a very interesting history,
if you are interested, you can read about it here.




Not your typical carousel, as the horses are suspended in air,
and appear to be flying as the carousel spins.

21 comments:

  1. Hello, Debbie! I love the beach. Looks like a beautiful weather day too. The shops are nice. The carousel is pretty, I like the horses. Thanks for sharing your trip photos. Have a great day!

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  2. ...plus it gives you tons of things to flickr

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  3. The Carousel is really beautiful...so many details on it! And I love those shops with cute things inside. My eyes always get BIG when I walk in! Then I try to decide the ONE thing I really really want and that's hard! lol Hugs!

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  4. Wow! I love, love, love those shops! Each one is like an adventure in their own right! The carousel is beautiful. It's wonderful that it's been so well taken care of.

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  5. Funny when I look at that beach all I see is a ton of people haha. I think this place would be called a tourist trap, has all the elements to draw you in.

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    1. awwww, you're breaking my heart...i love this area!!! these beaches were a lot less crowded than ours here in new jersey!!!

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  6. I agree with Changes. Too many people. My daughter's would love all the little shops.
    Would this be called The Shore or because it's in Rhode Island, it is called The Beach? LOL
    I asked my daughter Pam, newly moved to NJ, if she had been to the beach. She said, "Oh, you means the shore?"
    I replied, "Whatever, have you been to the Ocean?"
    She said, "No." She's lived there 4 months. I would have been down to the Ocean within the first week???

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  7. You always fine such interesting places Debbie.

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  8. Oh I love the unicorn seahorse!!! How cute is all that. I just love seeing all the places you get out to visit and thanks for always sharing the pics.

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  9. Looks like a fun area, like the unique shops, that carousel is so neat, I love the way the horses are suspended, bet the kids love it! The horses have great detail and like the pictures around the sides!

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  10. That is a very inviting and interesting town, love seeing it through your pictures! The beach is pretty and I love the shops, our lil granddaughter would flip over the ponies, mermaid and seahorse and stuff in that one shop! lOL What are the things in the noe case??--are those painted rocks or some kind of dishes? Very interesting carousel too, I love those and hop on one every chance I get! ha ha LOL It's almost the weekend--where will you be headed this weekend?--wherever it is, please take lots of pictures for us okay?

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  11. Such a fabulous place! I love carousels.....I always want a spin on those beautiful horses.

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  12. Oh my, what a unique place to visit. I love that shop. The clothes and other items were adorable. I know that my granddaughters would love to visit there. The beach looks like a fun one. It's been a long time since I have been to a beach.
    I love Carousels. I do have a Carousel horse in my home. It's a fun display. It's big but not as big as the real thing
    I imagine that it is fun to be one that looks like it is flying through the air. Thanks for sharing all the fun photos and I will check this link out too.
    Sending loving thoughts and hugs!

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  13. What fun photos!!! A great place to look around.

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  14. Beautiful little town! The carousel is awesome...I've never seen one done that way.

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  15. Yes, this looks like an incredible place to roam about!

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  16. Would you believe I lived in Rhode Island for abou ten years and have never been to Watch Hill? Considering how small the state is, that should probably be a crime. Oh well - the shops look like a lot of fun! I’d probably enjoy the beach in the evenings.

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  17. The shops look good.
    That Carousel looks quite beautiful.
    I enjoyed seeing your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  18. Ooooh I want to take a ride on one of those flying horses!! Amazing carousel. And I love the shops for the big girls and the little ones. Beach towns are so fun.

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  19. Nothing beats the beach when the sun is shining - everyone is happy and everything looks so perky. That is a wonderfully unique carousel - I love riding them, even as an adult! Especially when the whole family joins in!

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