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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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Spectacular views and plenty of parking. Make it a picnic and enjoy the adventure on your journey. The cliffs are gorgeous, but be careful, the rocks are slippery and the waves... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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charlestown, ri, United States
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charlestown, ri, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Spectacular views and plenty of parking. Make it a picnic and enjoy the adventure on your journey. The cliffs are gorgeous, but be careful, the rocks are slippery and the waves can be huge.

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markus2229
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What a lovely state park. Stopped on a windy April day. Plenty of families, flying kites, walking etc... Lighthouse was really cool. Got there too late to visit as the museum was closed (off season). Amazing views of the waves and rocks, took wayy too many pictures. Will be back!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Historic lighthouse, quintessential rocky coast, great place for a picnic. Small lighthouse museum. Great for kids but please watch for slippery rocks. Parking lots, easy access.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

As a RI resident my entire life, this is our favorite place in the state. Not much to do except enjoy the beauty and smell of the ocean, explore such a historic lighthouse, and walk the rocks. Yet, time after time, my wife and children and I find ourselves going back for a picnic and walk. There is also a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I spend a lot of time up here walking and enjoying the beautiful sunsets and admiring the water and all the boats that go by. On a clear day you can see block island from here as well. The original Beavertail light is the 3rd oldest lighthouse along the east coast.

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Always a breeze! I walk my dog there at least once a week. Makes me happy to live on the island. It's a great place to walk and get a little exercise or you can find your spot on the rocks and just relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

When I visited Beaver Tail I was happy to see a wedding going on-During the warm weather there's always a wedding happening there. They have a little gift shop and they give talks on the lighthouse and its history-very nice.

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best water view in New England ! Light and keepers house has been renovated by an extremely able beaver tail light house association, great museum with the history of the third oldest lighthouse in the nation. Park is well kept and plenty of place for a picnic while watching ship traffic and sailboat races out of Newport

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We took a break from the Newport Mansions for lunch and to see the lighthouses. This was such a scenic area. It was open and we were able to climb it.So pretty! 49 steps & 1 ladder.

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Plainville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Located on Coanicut Island right next to Newport, RI , Beavertail is spectacular. Lighthouse, craggy shoreline, waves crashing on rocks, rambunctious tides, sailboat races from Newport, diverse marine traffic, gorgeous sunsets and all of it leaves you with a feeling of awe and gratitude for the opportunity to witness the splendor! A camera is essential, walking shoes or sneakers also,... More 

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