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Beavertail Light and Park

Beavertail Rd., Jamestown, RI
401 423 3270
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Lighthouses
Activities: Sunbathing, Picnicking
Description: The site of America's third lighthouse and the first in Rhode Island dates back to 1749.
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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Waves crashing on the peninsula are something to be seen. Low tide you can scramble around the crumbling cliffs by the waters edge. Small aquarium open sometimes at lighthouse. Good couple hours spent outside with great views on all sides.

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful lighthouse and grounds with lovely sunset views. Nice rocky coast for hikes and great history of this and other light houses in the area

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Located at Beavertail State Park, we didn't realize that by reading Trip Advisor, FYI Worth seeing, excellent views with a great FREE Museum with lots of history! Bring your lunch & lawn chairs to sit out on the beautiful lawn or hike down the rocky shoreline, it's beautiful. Definitely recommend, ENJOY!

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Albany, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Doing some historical touring...and found this gem. I went there for the old fortifications, never expecting to find such a beautiful lighthouse, places to sit on the rocks and view the surf and ocean, and an outstanding museum covering lighthouses in RI. Excellent docents who knew their history and yet allowed me to explore on my own. Wished I had... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Beavertail Lighthouse is a must-stop if you are in Jamestown. The views from the park are beautiful in all directions and the lighthouse is in great shape. We were sad to miss out on the chance to go up into the lighthouse but will definitely be making a trip back to have that experience. The history of the site... More

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Went there by bicycle. from the lighthouse on the cliffs there are great views of the bay and the sailboats.

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went to hang out as a friend said this place was nice. I found the views to be incredible. The grassy areas are nice, room to fly kites and play ball or just sit and read or relax. I love to sit on the rocks and they are pretty easy to get down to. The bathrooms are white wooden... More

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Los Angeles, California
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202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We came across this little jewel by accident. Having taken the wrong road, it turned out to be a very good mistake. The small museum is so well set out and so full of interactive exhibits what I thought would be and hour turned into almost 3, and it could have been a lot more. This place is so worth... More

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Beavertail Lighthouse is a hidden gem in RI and many tourists miss this beautiful, quaint, and scenic place on their way to Newport. The area has something for everyone, whether it is the visit to the lighthouse for kids, an evening stroll at the shores, watching beautiful sunsets or great ocean views with waves hitting the breakers.

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USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Beavertail Point and Lighthouse has a very special place in my heart. It is a very peaceful, serene spot with plenty of areas to walk, climb, explore, and simply sit on the rock slabs and enjoy the extreme beauty of the spectacular ocean scenery. There are tidepools for children to explore and areas for picnics and romantic walks. The very... More

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