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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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Beautiful in any season

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Super place to catch the sunset, picnic with family, walk the dog and connect with the sea. Great views of many historic areas. The British and French fleets fought here, German U-boats stalked Allied shipping, America's Cup yachts race offshore. Nice combination of human and natural history. Be sure to catch the lighthouse museum or the little aquarium (summer).

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Newport, Rhode Island
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52 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Jamestown treasure for sure.. A beauty .. You have to walk it... Picnic it .... Visit , explore experience .... Some super views and geology... Mucho parking available too... '

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Latham, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Stopped at Beavertail on a recommendation from our hotel desk clerk. Even though it was cold there was a good crowd. The view is great, park is very clean. Lots of fisherman on the rocks braving the cold. Can't imagine what the crowd is like during warmer weather. If you a lighthouse buff this a place to stop.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

As a photographer, this Light offered many wonderful vantage points for taking photos, with my favorite view being from the rocks near the ocean. The park is lovely and the lighthouse is well kept.

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