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“Great place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bowen's Wharf

Bowen's Wharf
13 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840
401-849-2243
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Ranked #1 of 26 Shopping in Newport
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Malls, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Welcome to Newport's premiere year-round destination! Brick walks, granite quays, and 18th century commercial wharf buildings bring you back to Bowen's beginnings as a thriving seaport in one of the finest natural harbors in New England. Trading with all corners of the world, then and now, Bowen's Wharf is central to the city's commerce and culture. Bowen's Wharf: The Anchor of the Newport Waterfront!
Candia, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

It's amazing to just people watch while walking around this area and Bannisters Wharf. Lots of cute shops and little outdoor cafes for just coffee, or a raw bar with drinks.

Visited May 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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“Atmosphere Galore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

All the wharfs are great. Restaurants, shops, boats everywhere. We went on Memorial Day and it was packed but fun. A little ice cream, a beautifully behaved actual black lab outside The Black Dog shop, the huge boat anchor for my daughter to climb on....just great atmosphere and a perfect day out.

Visited May 2013
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Ma.
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“Wonderful area for sightseeing and shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I personally like to walk a;long the water side and look into the Black Dog Shop and have a relaxing cop of coffee at the coffee shop behind the store. Pastries are great and the boats that are tied up there make you think of the 18th century waterfront you read about. We always look forward to this annual trek plus the Boat Show.

Visited October 2012
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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“New Year's Day walk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Walked around on New Year's Day but not much going on. Been here before when it's bustling in the summer. On the harbor, of course.

Visited January 2013
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Keene, New Hampshire, United States
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“Went to 22 on Bowen's Wharf”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

we had a really nice dinner on Bowen;s Wharf. it was a short walk from the Marriott and the restaurant was really close and the food was excellent and the service was as well. We had a really nice night there. the shops were open Labor Day week and there were a lot of shops open and had a lot of nice wares for sale.

Visited September 2012
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