We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bannister's Wharf

Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 23 shopping in Newport
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Specialty Shops
Owner description: What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial days, is now the hub of Newport's harbor side shopping and dining, where... more » Owner description: What used to be the center of Newport's commercial seaport in the colonial days, is now the hub of Newport's harbor side shopping and dining, where you can find eclectic boutiques, sophisticated and casual restaurants side by side and cozy waterfront rooms. « less
Write a Review

60 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    29
    26
    5
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Union City, New Jersey, United States
Top Contributor
495 reviews 495 reviews
118 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A nice pier with several shops, bars, and restaurants in the heart of Newport. The Block Island Ferry leaves from nearby and several harbor cruises leave from here as well. Definitely checkout the deck chairs at the end of the pier by the Coffee Grinder in the morning for a relaxing way to start the day. Grab some lunch on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
43 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a great place to do some serious shopping...from J. Crew to locally made products...get out your credit cards! Parking is found in the lots nearby but come early when it is high season because it will be jammed packed!

Was this review helpful? Yes
US
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This area of Newport is along the water. The downside is that parking is hard to find during busy summer months, and as much as you would think you would be able to walk along the water, you cannot. The areas are blocked by boat slips and a hotel, which leaves the total experience lacking. The up side of this... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Havertown
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

If you've never been to Newport, RI...checking out Bannister's Wharf and Bowen's Wharf in Newport, RI is a must see! Newport RI has so many things to offer to everyone, shopping, site-seeing, historical buildings...a great place to visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We came here to catch our sailboat tour and found more to do than just sailing. There are many cool shops and places to eat. We ended up eating at one of the nearby restaurants after our sailing outing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lynn, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Nice place with shops but mostly closed due to holiday. Much more lively in the better weather months.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Franklin Lakes, NJ
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A great destination for shopping eating and people watching. Touristy but fun none the less. I like to grab a drink and people watch

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
365 reviews 365 reviews
208 attraction reviews
351 helpful votes 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

While you're in Newport visiting the mansions, make sure you make a stop at Bannister's Wharf. There are plenty of stores to browse around in with lots of restaurants too. The scenery is lovely right on the water and we even rented a boat and putted around the harbor with some gigantic private yachts to ogle as we just relaxed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bognor Regis, UK
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Plenty to wander about and look at, restaurants, shops with a relaxed atmosphere. I've been here a few times now and would highly recommend it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Mahwah
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

If shopping is your thing, you will find many fun stores to wander through. There are too many to select one in particular, but you do have a selection. Also, lots of restaurants for lunch or dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Bannister's Wharf also viewed

 

Been to Bannister's Wharf? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bannister's Wharf, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing