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The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles Newport.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It totally worthwhile to visit and drive around maybe even stop briefly to take pictures if they wind is not too strong.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MylleOking
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive from downtown Newport past historical Fort Adams, host of historical summer music festivals, and Hammersmith Farm, summer home of JFK and Jackie, leads to a beautiful stretch of road that includes Brenton State Park at the near end, sunning harbor seals on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roger B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful drive with amazing scenery. Interesting stops along the way as well. Very unusual Portuguese monument.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CCW60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is always a beautiful drive. Probably about six miles long. Spectacular scenery along the park and some amazing Newport houses. A part of the Newport experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mgerhardt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No trip to Newport is complete with put a drive down this road to make your jaw drop. Put the Zillow app on your phone so you can see the prices of the real estate! Mind boggling!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pageantportfolio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful drive with extraordinary mansions. Be sure to take the tours of the mansion and if you are there during the Christmas season - the mansions are decorated and are spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marie R
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth the short drive after you see all the mansions. I can't wait to come back in the summer and go for a run.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank E410BLjuliev
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Today was stormy along the shore. Waves crashed over the ocean wall. Other days the water will be so still, it looks more like a lake than the ocean. Regardless of the weather, a drive along Ocean Drive is a wonderful experience. You can park...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rods948
Reviewed December 14, 2018

We have been coming to The Drive since high school, and now well into our 60s we still love to walk the rocky shorelines, sift through the tide pools, fly our kites, run our dogs, and enjoy Dell's Lemonade. One of us trained for a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CodysFamily
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Suggest driving slowly, with hazard lights. Stop along the way. There are a few pull offs to view the vistas. We used the area map from the visitor center. We actually drove the Ten Mile Ocean Drive twice taking turns driving. Time well spent. Breathtaking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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myhiway
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Response from VAChuck | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we did not see this in time. But event is over and hope it went well for you!
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myhiway
July 26, 2018|
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Response from timemarches | Reviewed this property |
Beautiful as it all is, the traffic can knock you out. It won't be a quick side detour from your trip to PA. If you have the time to add one night to your trip, I would suggest doing that rather than exhausting yourself by... More
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Joanne R
July 23, 2017|
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Response from PapaGuru | Reviewed this property |
There really aren't any spots, the parking lot at Brenton Point offers access but the rocks are slippery and once you go in getting up is a problem. going in is best at Easton beach or in the harbor. there are a few places... More
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