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Beavertail Light and Park

Address: Beavertail Rd., Jamestown, RI
Phone Number: 401 423 3270
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Sunbathing, Picnicking
Owner description: The site of America's third lighthouse and the first in Rhode Island dates back to 1749.
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Type: Lighthouses, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Sunbathing, Picnicking
Owner description: The site of America's third lighthouse and the first in Rhode Island dates back to 1749.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Super place to catch the sunset, picnic with family, walk the dog and connect with the sea. Great views of many historic areas. The British and French fleets fought here, German U-boats stalked Allied shipping, America's Cup yachts race offshore. Nice combination of human and natural history. Be sure to catch the lighthouse museum or the little aquarium (summer).

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Newport, Rhode Island
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Jamestown treasure for sure.. A beauty .. You have to walk it... Picnic it .... Visit , explore experience .... Some super views and geology... Mucho parking available too... '

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Latham, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Stopped at Beavertail on a recommendation from our hotel desk clerk. Even though it was cold there was a good crowd. The view is great, park is very clean. Lots of fisherman on the rocks braving the cold. Can't imagine what the crowd is like during warmer weather. If you a lighthouse buff this a place to stop.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

As a photographer, this Light offered many wonderful vantage points for taking photos, with my favorite view being from the rocks near the ocean. The park is lovely and the lighthouse is well kept.

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This small, quiet, beautiful, and free state park and historic light are hidden gems. There's a walking trail at the first parking lot, simple but always clean rest facilities, and plenty of grassy area for walking your leashed dog or just taking in the gorgeous ocean view. Pack a couple of lawn chairs, stop in Jamestown Village at Slice of... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We have to laugh at ourselves sometimes. For years we would rush past Jamestown to get over the Pell bridge to Newport and beyond - always casually wondering what this little island was like, but not taking the time to explore. No more! Jamestown is one of the most charming little shoreline villages you will find anywhere. Beavertail Light and... More 

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Alachua, Florida
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My wife and I love visiting lighthouses and were lucky enough to catch Beavertail open for a visit. Beautiful views and wonderful volunteers!

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Somerville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We arrived too late to visit the museum, but the park provides a great view of the sunset over the water. The lighthouse is charming and the park was quiet.

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Bayville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was a spur of the moment decision on a bright sunny October afternoon. Beavertail sits on the end of Jamestown, in a smallish park with trails along the bay and ocean. Recently restored and opened to the public, the all volunteer preservation group has really done amazing things with not just the building, but the informative and interesting (and... More 

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Take a lawn chair and just sit and wait for the sun to begin Setting .. Rocks below are flat so many folks walk down and sit on the rocks caution is advised tour the museum docent is very Knowelegable of the light house history

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