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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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A STATE PARK WITHOUT A FEE?

Okay, this surprised us that such a nice State Park did not require any fee! Amazing. Great area with pretty sites and historical facts all in the same location! Museum is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Okay, this surprised us that such a nice State Park did not require any fee! Amazing. Great area with pretty sites and historical facts all in the same location! Museum is very nice and the small aquarium is quaint.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Came here at the end of the day with my teenagers and walked down to the ocean and around the park. The high tide was coming in and was speculator to watch. Families and fisherman were throughout the park. Everyone seemed like they were having a great time. The sunset was spectacular last evening. One of the best nights of... More 

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haddam, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We have been here dozen's of times and just love it. If you are looking for a place to put a chair in the sand, skip this one it's all rocks with a fantastic view of the water. Always plenty of parking.

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Flemington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went here with some friends for a few hours. I Wish they would have taken me here the day before with a picnic lunch. People were hiking, swimming and scuba diving. The view is breathtaking.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great place to come relax. Unfortunately we were too late to catch the museum or go in the tower, but it was still a great trip. Beautiful views and you can walk down on the rocks and see the waves crashing. Nice place to see a sunset. No charge to get in the park. Definitely recommend checking out.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Call ahead and check when the tower is open. The little light house museum is interesting. The aquarium is only one room with about 20 small tanks, but will interest kids-especially the tiny lobster. The rocks are great for scrambling on, or many folks just took a sand chair and enjoyed the sun. DO NOT expect to swim or get... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A sign said "third oldest lighthouse". We missed the museum that closed at 4pm. So we walked around the park enjoying the peace and tranquility. Lovely view to the east to Newport and Aquidneck Island and west to the mainland and Point Judith.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

its a beautiful spot, you feel like your on the open ocean , its all free , parking and admittance .The TOWN IS CHARMING also .... some of the food not so great so pack a lunch and spend some time bring a chair ! aquarium and video of the history of the light hose and the hurricane of 1938.

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Darien, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a very beautiful spot. We stopped in the morning as we were heading home. I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to watch a sunset from here. Make sure to go into the lighthouse. The docent obviously loved ta;king about the history of the lighthouse and all the lighthouses in the area. A must see.

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Islip, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is definitely worth the drive down to the end of the point. The lighthouse is one of the first built in the US (the original light is gone now, but its foundation remains) and the rugged coastline scenery is incredible.

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