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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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English first
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460 reviews 460 reviews
56 attraction reviews
443 helpful votes 443 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

There's not much here except benches and a lovely view, but what else do you want in summer? Some to read and enjoy the sea air. Bring an umbrella if you need shade.

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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

An excellent family destination for exploration of the marine environment/ New England coast. For children 10-18 a crawling over the rocks and tide pools can be an excellent opportunity for adventure and learning. Imagine you are intrepid explorers or pirates finding a route over the cliffs and rocks. Crawl though the short cave in the cliff we named "The Devil's... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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210 reviews 210 reviews
62 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Head here late in the day or early evening, and you'll have a lot of the park to yourself. Climb down to the ocean, explore tide pools, and roam the rocks. During the day the lighthouse is open for tours, but we were too late for that. Nice place to visit.

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Huron, Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Jamestown area is so peaceful and reminds you of days gone by. Beaver tail State park was a beautiful view of the area. Loved watching people fishing and walking along the rock formations. The surf was beating against the rocks. You look out to islands and peninsulas all around. You can drive right up to the lighthouse. The tour of... More

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Farmington, Minnesota
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous. Craggy ocean-carved rocks, American history, surreal marine-life, and local knowledgeable friendly docents who grew up at this very spot. Free. We went Sunday afternoon and lighthouse was open...so we climbed to the top which I recommend!

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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