Stopping to pose with fans as she shopped at Stop ‘N’ Shop and Marshall’s in Narragansett, Rhode Island, last Friday, Taylor Swift looked like the sweet girl next door. But her real neighbors are up in arms about changes that have come to Watch Hill, Rhode Island ever since she bought a $17M mansion on the beach there.
“Now that summer has come and people are getting ready to use the beach, people are really grumbling about having Taylor in town,” an insider tells RadarOnline.com.
“Her property line is at the path to the public beach and she always has guards patrolling the area,” the insider explains. “It’s making it such a hassle.”
At another area of Taylor’s property is a beach wall that local teens and surfers have hung out at for years. But now, “her guards are always asking them to leave,” the source says.
Taylor’s caution is understandable, considering a stalker was arrested for swimming up to her beach house earlier this month.
But, “If she wanted privacy, she shouldn’t have bought a house overlooking a public beach!” the source says.
And locals are making their displeasure known on Twitter:
“OMG its so sweet Taylor swift bought
that house in watch hill” said no east beach goer ever. #bye
— Abby Volk
Taylor swift picked the house right
next to the public beach. Not smart move.
— Megan Robinson
(@megrob23) May 30,
taylor swift wants to BUY the only
path to the state beach um NO
— ʷʰʸ (@chlamydiaboi) May 30,
Hey @taylorswift13 Tell your
guards to stop harassing people who have hung out on the beach wall for
— Matthew Brown (@mattbreezy860) May
doesn’t Taylor swift have a tour to
be on instead of invaiding my town and taking away my beach
Miranda Hall (@xmirandajeann) May 28,
So, Taylor Swift owns the Wall on
East Beach now, Eh? Hope she knows seniors are graduating soon. #intoxicatedteena
— Rakotoarisoa, C.(@C_rex218)
Hey @taylorswift13 thanks for
trying to buy our Watch Hill beach access path!! Sincerely, your angry
— Dean M. Felicetti (@DeanFelicetti) May
@taylorswift13 that beach has
been in public use for over 75 years and now you bought it and suddenly
anyone usuing the beach is harassing U
— Claus Emerling
(@jermanicus169) May 24,
So Taylor swift can go to the
Narragansett stop and shop today but can’t go to the beach without it
being roped off for her?
— Ashley Bishop (@bish401) May
@taylorswift13 You have 30+
guards surrounding your watch hill fortress. How humble! I can’t even walk
down the damn beach path comfortably
— Eric Zaccaro