The Best Places to Shop in Westerly, RI
Who doesn't need a little retail therapy?
Apr 13, 2022 at 8:00 AM in Where to Shop
Situated on the southwest shore of Rhode Island, with a beautiful beach on the Block Island Sound, Westerly boasts ample small-town charm and a rich history stretching back to the mid-1600s. Whether you’re visiting to check out the shoreline, attend one of the summertime festivals or events, or explore the area’s historical attractions, if you find yourself with a bit of extra time in your itinerary, it’s worth checking out this town’s array of local shops. From toys to kitchenware, art to jewelry, you’ll find a little bit of it all — and all just as unique as Westerly itself.
To get you started, here are some of our favorite spots to shop in Westerly, Rhode Island.
This long-standing member of the Westerly shopping scene is the place to go for visiting foodies. The store is open every single day and offers more than 4,000 square feet of every kind of cooking gadget and tool you could ever need, plus appliances and food items. Find options from all your favorite brands, from Le Creuset to Nespresso.
Almost like two shops in one, you can find Remy’s Cycle and Ray Willis Toys offering bikes, bike repairs, toys and even pedicab rides all in one location. It’s a great spot for families to visit while in the area, for a special gift (or two!) for the kiddos
But for gifts for friends and family of all ages, go to The Eagle’s Nest Gallery, the area’s largest gift shop, offering a huge number of unique gifts for every occasion. Jewelry, chocolates, accessories, art, local foods, pet goods and more — it’s all on offer.
Purchasing a piece of fine art while on a trip is an excellent way to immortalize your fond memories. Owned by native Rhode Island artist Julie Brayton, the gallery offers not only gorgeous prints, but also art-centric items like accessories and clothing that have all been given a certain artistic touch. And if you're inspired to create your own masterpiece after browsing the gallery, you can sign up for a painting course!
If you can never quite pass up a little retail therapy that involves a brand-new outfit, stop into Three Islands, where this small boutique offers beautiful men’s, women’s and children’s clothing that reflects summers spent vacationing along Rhode Island’s gorgeous shoreline. Whether you need a flirty new sundress, something to wear as you stroll along the beach or something comfy yet still stylish to wear as you lounge about the hotel, you’ll find it here.