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Address: Newport, RI
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The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles...

The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles Newport.

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A unique part of our history

The drive along the coast is quite beautiful with a rocky view around each corner. But it's the extreme opulence that draws you in. The homes are out of this world, almost unreal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Steambush
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The drive along the coast is quite beautiful with a rocky view around each corner. But it's the extreme opulence that draws you in. The homes are out of this world, almost unreal. It's a pretty coast line. Like Maine but less dramatic. But I don't think there is anything in the US that compares when it comes to these... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place with the most beautiful view. A most see when in Newport. Great in any season. The first view is like arriving In Oz.

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Thank Barbaras4242
great barrington,ma
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69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The homes,real estate and spectacular views make this drive a must see any and every time you are in or around this historic town.Be sure you don't miss it. It is easy to find and you will be blown away at the sights

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take your time and make a few stops to enjoy the beautiful seaside drive. Take time to see some quiet tranquil spots. Stop and walk out on a quiet rock jetty like one at King's Beach. Try flying a kite. Stop to see Castle Hill Lighthouse and watch the boats move in and out. Take your time and enjoy the... More 

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Beijing, China
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very beautiful drive along the coast. You can park your car from place to place to enjoy the view, though many part of the drive is actually away from the coast.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really nice drive to take if you want some great views of the Rhode Island shoreline. There are several spots along the way to stop, but most of the beaches are private property. It's a great time if you're looking to go slowly and really take in the views.

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Lahaska, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rugged, rocky lovely coastline, fly a kite at Breton Cove Park. Check our Gooseberry beach. New Years Day, Polar Bear Plunge at 1st Beach.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The natural beauty of the ocean and shoreline, rocks and reefs speak for it self. The distraction is more and more houses on the land size reduces the natural open space it once had.

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Union City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before leaving Newport to head home after a wonderful weekend getaway, my husband and I drove along Ocean Drive Historic District... it was gorgeous! The mansions were exquisite, the views were breathtaking, it is definitely worth taking a ride to see!! I bet it is even more beautiful in the spring/summer time. We can't wait to take a trip back!... More 

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Washington DC
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554 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for nature, views, photo opportunities and have a couple hours, this gets my vote as a better option than walking the cliffs. The traffic can be slow on peak days. Weekdays early in the morning are best for traffic and pictures.

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