The Misquamicut Fire District was originally incorporated as the "Pleasant View Beach Fire District", by the Rhode Island General Assembly in 1915. In 1929 the name was changed to the "Misquamicut Fire District". The Misquamicut Fire District is located in the Town of Westerly, RI. bounded by the Weekapaug, Watch Hill, and Westerly Fire Districts with the Atlantic Ocean being the southerly bound of the District. The District Fire Station is located at 65 Crandall Avenue in Misquamicut. The District Fire Department is a volunteer organization. The District maintains and operates three private beaches for the use of residents, taxpayers and their guests. The three beaches are the Benson Avenue Beach, Lawton Avenue Beach and Clarke Farms Beach. The District also has a recreation complex consisting of basketball, tennis and volleyball courts.