Watch Hill Docks


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1 Bay St
Watch Hill, RI 02891
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97 Reviews

by Al P. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2023
What a great 3 days we had. Nothing like 3 perfect, sunny days in Watch Hill in October. It hit 80 degrees! John, the Dockmaster at Watch Hill Docks was great. Very helpful and great conversations. Many of the shops on Bay St were closed, but enough open for my wife to buy a new bathing suit on sale! Uber’d to a great restaurant called Cinder and had a pizza delivered the second night. Great run out to Napatree point. A real gift to have 3 days like this in October.

by CHARLES I. - Verified user on Oct 03, 2023
Very nice Dockmaster. I will be back.

by William R. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2023
Didn't go due to weather, and believe we should have a refund. There were no boats at the dock, and our cancellation certainly didn't impact anyone who wanted the spot on the dock.
Marina Response:
Call me Sunday at 1+401-596-7807. John

by Tim M. - Verified user on Sep 22, 2023
Great location - John the dock master was fantastic!

by Joyce -. - Verified user on Sep 21, 2023
Quiet time of year and mid week stay. Very quiet and peaceful. Just a beautiful relaxing place to stay. John (dockmaster) is the best!

by Gregory C. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Wonderful. John the dockmaster is very profession and a refreshing person.

by Joseph T. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2023
Great visit, and support from the Dockmaster!

by Gary R. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Very courteous and professional dock side service. Location is ideal, just steps from shops and restaurants. Very quiet.

by Antoinette N. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2023
Great location and well maintained

by mark p. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2023
Great location and access to Watch Hill.

by Peter S. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
For what it is...old school! It was great! No rest toom or showers is not cool even though we have our own. The harbormaster is awsome. Being in the middle of town is the real attraction!

by randi p. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Great spot! Beautiful harbor, right in town, walk to everything! Dockmaster was very nice and very helpful! We will return!

by edward h. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Great stay met by John who helped us tie up.location is fabulous close walk to beach and shops. One issue we had was there is no cable hook up and WiFi did not work tried many times different ways. In this day in age and for what we are paying they should get it fixed

by Mark P. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2023
We stayed at Watch Hills Docks for the second time this season, and enjoyed ourselves so much that we scheduled a third visit. We love the location and the staff.

by Perry G. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2023
Although they don't have many amenities like shower or laundry, The location is supreme. You are right in the downtown retail area. Walking distance to great beaches! Will be returning in the future.

by John D. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2023
Clean, competent and friendly.

by Paul R. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2023
Excellent facility experienced and friendly Dockmaster. Great small waterfront community and fantastic beaches

by Shelley P. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Very helpful and competent dock master, easy in and out, and beautiful area to explore. Walked up to Ocean House for a great dinner in the bar.

by Michael V. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Watch Hill is one of my favorite places. John the Dock Master is very helpful and has a world of local knowledge.

by Abby B. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Great location, great marina

by Fred P. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
Beautiful location in Town of Watch Hill. No facilities

by james o. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
Great L

by Joeyanne M. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2023
town is awesome small but very beach the dock master was awesome.... we'll be back!!!

by Allen E. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
A nice marina in the middle of everything. A beautiful area for relaxing and enjoying the Rhode Island coast. The view from the lighthouse is spectacular. I suggest a minimum two day stay. The marina staff were great. Thank you for your hospitality.

by Anthony P. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
Very pleasant, super nice dockmaster.

by Michael D. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2023
One of our favorite places to stay in New England. John, the Dockmaster is a great guy, extremely helpful and nice to spend time with. Beautiful small harbor and quant marina. We look forward to being back soon.

by Eric C. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2023
The dock masters were great very helpful especially when we had to dock in a very strong headwind. The town is just across a parking lot and road and your convenient to all including really nice beaches.

by Richard B. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2023
Fabulous location and John the Dockmaster is very helpful and experienced!

by Fred M. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2023
Dockage was great as was the town of Watch Hill. Dock hands/dockmaster friendly and very helpful. Definitely going back again. Stayed 3days.

by Paul D. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2023
Always amazing!! Watch Hill is beautiful! The marina is right in town. We will continue going back!

by Louis M. - Verified user on May 30, 2023
Terrific dock and dock master. A little tricky in and out if slip with pilings. But Dick master was right there helping us in.

by John M. - Verified user on Sep 19, 2022
John, the Dockmaster, always takes great care of us!

by Christopher R. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2022
Dock is well maintained with plenty of room. John the Dockmaster could not be nicer and more helpful! Watch Hill is a quaint little village with some really nice shops. We enjoyed our lunch at the Anchor restaurant and had a splendid dinner & evening at the Ocean House, a must see when visiting Watch Hill.

by Tab H. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2022
The Watch Hill Docks are in a good location. I don't care much for the main office staff. John, the senior guy at the dock is very attentive and helped us out. This is a good place for a couple of nights where you can visit two different beaches. The docks are across from the 2 block street full of boutiques. Food is limited with one nice restaurant (Olympia Tea), bakery, deli, counter ice cream / grill place and a small sandwich / bar sit down restaurant. There is also the upscale Ocean House for fine dining that was very good

by Jeff B. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2022
Great place. Looking forward to going again real soon.

by Lynn C D. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2022
The dock master John is great. The slip is on Main Street Watch Hill a beautiful town.

by Gene M. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2022
Unbelievable. From the nail biter channel to the super welcoming, friendly and clear dock folks. Town is awesome. We have bikes so got to explore a lot.but many great places in walking distance. A+

by Allen B. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2022
… Very pleasant stay on the main town square. Recommend Olympia Tea Room Restaurant steps away from the dock.

by Craig M. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2022
Excellent place to stay, great docks, highly recommend

by Richard M. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2022
Absolutely love it here. To be able to step off your boat and be right in town is great. Everyone is so friendly and helpful here too

by James A. - Verified user on Jul 04, 2022
Expert guidance got us in and tied up in just a few minutes. Perfect location in the center of town and close to beautiful beaches. A perfect getaway vacation.

by Robert K. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2022
Great location. Nice staff. Not so good Wi-Fi.

by James G. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2022
Great location to Town and hotel. Needs restroom facility though. Tough for over one night stay.

by Jim B. - Verified user on Jun 19, 2022
Great Dock Master Very helpful

by Michael P. - Verified user on Oct 13, 2021
Great location, nice docks with good power and water all with a beautiful sunset. John was more then welcoming and helpful tying us up. We will definitely be back next season

by john H. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2021
10/3/2021 We had another great stay at Watch Hill Docks. Jimthe dockmaster is awesome. He guided us easily into our slip and got us squared away with power and a recommendation for dinner and the beaches. This is an awesome spot but should note they have no facilities. We had dinner at the Olympia Tea Room which was awesome. We definitely will be coming back in 2022.

by Bernard A. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2021
Watch Hill Docks were just what we were looking for in a short visit. Both Dockmen were helpful & the town is right there with a great restaurant Olympia’s Tea Room.

by Patrick D. - Verified user on Sep 14, 2021
Great trip. My only complaint is that there are no restrooms or showers. It’s definitely a one night stay unless you have great shower on your boat…..we do not.

by James M. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2021
As always a great place!

by Steve T. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2021
Very helpful dock hands and nice facility.

by Ken C. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2021
Watch Hill, docks are right in the middle of the town. Dockmaster is friendly and helpful. Beautiful quiet location. No facilities at the dock due to restrictions by town.

by John G. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2021
Had a wonderful 2 night stay. Staff was excellent facilities very nice and was before all the bridges so no need to worry about waiting. Bring a dinghy as there is a great tie up in town which is very close.

by Peter D. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2021
Best dock, great people at a wonderful location. Thank you to John, Jim and Charlie

by Robert A. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2021
WHD is a great small dock right in the heart of town. Watch Hill is an adorable destination. It’s my favorite

by John l. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2021
Great location and helpful Dockmaster

by Bob K. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2021
John the dock master could not be better!!!

by Thomas W. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2021
Great spot. Perfect location

by Ray M. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2021
We had a great time the crew and staff were very helpful great spot

by John L. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2021
Awesome location, awesome help from the dock master!

by Everett S. - Verified user on May 20, 2021
Awesome place!!!........................................................

by David H. - Verified user on Oct 05, 2020
John is the best. We are rookies at other than our own marina and John was very helpful....when we arrived and when we left! Thanks John!

by Alex M. - Verified user on Sep 18, 2020
Middle of town very convenient dock. Don’t forget the lobster rolls at Bay Street deli and a cocktail on the veranda at Ocean House. Too bad the deli is closed.

by Warner H. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2020
First visit and won't be the last! Friendly staff and great location

by John B. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2020
Great place to be. Walking distance to everything. Had our bikes so we were able to explore the surrounding area which is beautiful. Marina is small but dock master was very helpful and pleasant. Will definitely be back!

by John K. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2020
Great staff. Heads and showers would be great

by Vanessa C. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2020
So great. Ice, power. Great service. Thank you.

by Anthony L. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2020
Beautiful destination, dog friendly and wonderful small town

by Mathew F. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2020
Very attentive staff Perfectly protected from the weather. Splendid, special town; we’ve been before and definitely will be back again.

by Kelly L. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2020
We always love staying at Watch Hill. There is no better dock staff and more quaint town. Could not be more pleased.

by Paul S. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2020
Our stay at Watch Hill Docks was very pleasant and Jim the Dock master was extremely helpful and cooperative.

by Richard d. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2020
Loved it! Adorable town. Low key. Truly nice people.

by Chad S. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2020
Couldn’t ask for better service or a better place to stay. Truly a special destination.

by Paul K. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2020
Great little boat basin right in the middle of town with a very short walk to a beach. No amenities. But, if you are self contained, it is perfect.

by Peter N. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2020
What an incredibly welcoming and helpful staff! They were extremely professional and did require notation of every guest in case it is necessary for contact tracing. If you want to be in the thick of watch hill, this is the spot!

by Alan D. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2020
Such a great place. Great location. Beaches are awesome!

by Jeffrey J. - Verified user on Jun 29, 2020
Always a pleasure to be on the water and in Watch Hill. Staff very helpful.

by Art M. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2020
Great location, lots of activity, nice beach. Walk to Ocean House

by james h. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2020
No showers and toilets, no hoses on the docks. $150 per night is too expensive for a marina with none of the basic amenities you would expect. The dock master is very nice and helpful.

by James C. - Verified user on Jun 15, 2020
This is one of our favorite locations. It’s such a pretty town and it’s so relaxing. John and Jim take great care of Watch Hill Docks. Staying with them is like staying with family. The location is key to enjoying every part of time including the beaches. We highly recommend this marina for any length of stay. John and Jim will take great care of you and you will have a great experience.

by Mike S. - Verified user on Sep 25, 2019
Very expensive, especially for midweek after Labor Day. No head, no showers. Power and water available. Dock personnel were great. We will not return because of cost.

by RIta L. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2019
We enjoyed our stay here. Jim help us tie up and was helpful and pleasant; convenient location into town however it is surprising for the dockage cost, that there are no toilet or shower facilities available, only water and power.

by Mikel P. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2019
Friendly helpful staff ,great location beautiful views!

by Rebecca L. on Aug 16, 2019
Great central location to access everything in Watch Hill, shops, eateries, and beaches are all easy walking distance. Scenic harbor. Docks are fixed/basic, however, no showers, laundry, recycling, or other amenities are offered here.

by Hugh E. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2019
Cozy spot in the heart of town. Quiet at night.

by Edward K. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2019
Classic spot, helpful dock staff. Fixed docks but only 2 foot tide range.

by Gary C. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2018
Great time! Very friendly staff, very helpful. We will be back next year! Thank You

by Anonymous - Verified user on Aug 30, 2018
Bare bones, pilings water and electric. The town park is near and nice and there is a good restaurant 200 yds away.

by Robert W. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2018
Beautiful place, will be coming back!

by Anonymous - Verified user on Aug 16, 2018
Great stay, location and setting perfect. Dock master very friendly and helpful.

by Joe S. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2018
Very nice with an accommodating dock crew

by Anthony I. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2017
Fantastic place.. will be back!

by Frank M. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2017
Great place, but be sure you bring plenty of dock lines and long ones. Fender boards are a help. The docks are fixed and a slightly unusual set-up with finger piers not perpendicular to the main dock. There are no cleats so all lines go around poles. The dockmaster is very helpful, and knows the best tie, but you will need more gear than you are used to if you are normally at a floating dock with cleats.

by Donald H. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2017
Great service No Wi Fi

by Anonymous - Verified user on Jul 14, 2017
Always pleasant here. The dock is quite adequate, the dock people helpful, and everything is within walking distance.

by Karen & DAVE S. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2017
Beautiful area, great dock master!

by Bob C. - Verified user on Jun 17, 2017
John and his staff always extend fine hospitality. We look forward to staying at Watch Hill Docks in the future!

by Anonymous - Verified user on Jun 05, 2017
Always enjoy my stay here. John the dock master is extremely helpful.

About Watch Hill Docks

We are located in the heart of Watch Hill Cove just steps from the charming village shops, fine restaurants, and renowned beautiful beaches of Watch Hill. Whether you explore Napatree Point Beach, Foster Cove and Little Narragansett Bay a short dinghy ride away, fish off the breakwater at Watch Hill Lighthouse, body surf at East Beach or enjoy a homemade ice cream cone from St. Clair Annex, there is something for everyone in Watch Hill.

We are affiliated with Frank Hall Boat Yard, just up the Pawcatuck River, which can help you with a haul out or any other service needs you may have. Our Dockmaster looks forward to welcoming you.


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