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Beavertail Light and Park

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Address: Beavertail Rd., Jamestown, RI
Phone Number: 401 423 3270
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Activities: Sunbathing, Picnicking
Description: The site of America's third lighthouse and the first in Rhode Island dates...
The site of America's third lighthouse and the first in Rhode Island dates back to 1749.
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Picturesque lighthouse & Area

We love lighthouses and this one was extra special because I can't walk very far and this lighthouse you can drive around!! Great for all of us with limitations!! The fog horns... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Greenwood, Indiana
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Greenwood, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We love lighthouses and this one was extra special because I can't walk very far and this lighthouse you can drive around!! Great for all of us with limitations!! The fog horns were massive and sticking out the side toward the sparkling ocean. Word of warning, you can only go inside the lighthouse from mid June to Labor Day. It's... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stunning views! This park is a great place to picnic, fly a kite, explore the rocks, or just relax in the sun.

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charlestown, ri, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Spectacular views and plenty of parking. Make it a picnic and enjoy the adventure on your journey. The cliffs are gorgeous, but be careful, the rocks are slippery and the waves can be huge.

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markus2229
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What a lovely state park. Stopped on a windy April day. Plenty of families, flying kites, walking etc... Lighthouse was really cool. Got there too late to visit as the museum was closed (off season). Amazing views of the waves and rocks, took wayy too many pictures. Will be back!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Historic lighthouse, quintessential rocky coast, great place for a picnic. Small lighthouse museum. Great for kids but please watch for slippery rocks. Parking lots, easy access.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

As a RI resident my entire life, this is our favorite place in the state. Not much to do except enjoy the beauty and smell of the ocean, explore such a historic lighthouse, and walk the rocks. Yet, time after time, my wife and children and I find ourselves going back for a picnic and walk. There is also a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I spend a lot of time up here walking and enjoying the beautiful sunsets and admiring the water and all the boats that go by. On a clear day you can see block island from here as well. The original Beavertail light is the 3rd oldest lighthouse along the east coast.

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Always a breeze! I walk my dog there at least once a week. Makes me happy to live on the island. It's a great place to walk and get a little exercise or you can find your spot on the rocks and just relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

When I visited Beaver Tail I was happy to see a wedding going on-During the warm weather there's always a wedding happening there. They have a little gift shop and they give talks on the lighthouse and its history-very nice.

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best water view in New England ! Light and keepers house has been renovated by an extremely able beaver tail light house association, great museum with the history of the third oldest lighthouse in the nation. Park is well kept and plenty of place for a picnic while watching ship traffic and sailboat races out of Newport

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