Westerly is a town located on the southwestern shorelines in the County of Washington in the state of Rhode Island. The Pawcatuck River flows beside the town. Westerly is famous for its granite quaries. The Westerly salmon is a great delicacy around the worl. This has helped in the growth of the local fishing industry. There are a large number of beaches in the area and they attract a large number of tourists during the summer months. Tourism is an important part of the local economy and it helps other related industries to grow with it in the area.