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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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Concord, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
28 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After the Narragansett Bay Lighthouse tour, my husband and I took a drive to see the Beavertail Lighthouse up close. It was a nice drive to the park. A nice small museum. The Docent was very informative. There was a small building with some fish from the water there.

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Tannersville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Even though it was early in the season and a rainy day, it was beautiful. After awhile the fog lifted and we could see all the landmarks around us? Neat place,

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Jamestown RI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The" NOT TO MISS" nature experience in Jamestown RI. Breathtaking views and ample grassy area to picnic, relax and take in the sunset.

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New Mexico
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

On Jamestown island near Newport. Take the drive out here and enjoy the solitude. Jamestown is very quiet compared to Newport and a nice respite.

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