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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 2013
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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Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of space to have a picnic. Clean and peaceful. A favorite spot for fishing. The Lighthouse is very interesting. There is also the tiny-est aquarium there, but so much fun for the kids. Pack a lunch and go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Over the last few years I have been visiting this park. I have never not loved it. The rocky cliff is fun to walk down, I never end up in the same spot. The trail is nice and well kept. The bathrooms are always clean when I go. It's very well maintained.

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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93 reviews 93 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We toured the Beavertail Lighthouse and Park on a warm springy day recently. It is such an educational and always interesting museum exerience for the entire family. There is a tank with aquatic life for the children to look at and identify. There is a lighthouse scavenger hunt that adults and children can enjoy. The view of Narragansett Bay from... More

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is an operational lighthouse with the surrounding area being a beautiful state park. You can drive right up and park right alongside the cliff and get out and sit or climb and enjoy the gorgeous view. You can see to Newport or Block Island or Narragansett. Just stunning!

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Oxford, Massachusetts
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

If you go to the Newport area DO NOT miss Beavertail Lighthouse and Park. It costs nothing, the view is beyond gorgeous, and there is nothing like laying in your chairs watching the breaking waves and constant parade of sail boats. Jamestown itself is a lovely island , much more lay back than Newport. If you do not see this,... More

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We love to ride bikes to Beavertail and fly kites. There are a number of WWII bunkers from the shore batteries that are of some interest. There is a great hands on aquarium for kids too. Fishing seems to be popular, but I've NEVER seen anyone catch anything there. I think there are better spots further north on the island.... More

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beavertail Lighthouse sits at the entrance to Narragansett Bay on Conanicut Island. It boasts a beautiful view of Newport as well as the mainland.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Great place to watch the sun and waves - or to watch a storm roll in! There is plenty of parking in the various lots around the perimeter, with plenty of room to sit on the grass overlooking the water, or take a walk on the rocks for the adventurous ones! The grounds are clean and well kept. The park... More

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Paterson, New Jersey
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I enjoy visiting lighthouses. This was my first visit to this particular lighthouse. It's a pretty lighthouse too. I like how it's positioned on the point. The road drives you around it in close view of it. I got out & walked around it. The park grounds were nice. Seen people fishing, walking & such. Even though it was quite... More

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This little gem is situated at the southern tip of Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay. Beautiful scenery of the ocean with plenty of trails among the rocks. Lots of parking and nice, clean Clivis (composting) bathrooms.

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