- The list below includes 218 free or cheap things to do in or near Westerly, Rhode Island, including 107 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Parks, Bowling and Playgrounds.
- From Wilcox Park to Napatree Point, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Westerly and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Groton, Narragansett, Montauk and Mystic.
The southern most point in Rhode Island, Napatree Point, is a 1.5 mile stretch of sand that now serves as a public beach and nature preserve. Visitors to the point enjoy strolling its length to see ospreys and the federally endangered piping plover.
Featuring an antique carousel, Watch Hill Carousel & Beach offers visitors scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is within walking distance of the downtown, which has shops and a lighthouse for visitors to see.
The Gingerella Sports Complex has a number of soccer fields that are used regularly by youth sports leagues. The complex also has a skateboard park, playgrounds for small and older children, and covered picnic tables.
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Misquamicut State Beach is a public clear water beach very popular among local residents and visitors alike. Visitors to the beach commonly enjoy activities like jogging, swimming, having picnics, or fishing in the ocean.
The Westerly Town Forest is a wooded area that is very popular among visiting hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Numerous hiking trails are available for visitors to enjoy the scenery and wildlife along the paths during their hike.