Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive, Newport: Address, Ocean Drive Reviews: 4.5/5

Ocean Drive
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The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles Newport.
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PapaKMichigan
Downingtown229 contributions
Dec 2021
you can find yourself captivated by the views around every corner and sunsets are amazing, they go fast so find the perfect spot, you might need to hit that perfect spot a second night. landscape will blow you away...maybe some homes to...haha
Written December 23, 2021
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David M
Warwick, RI499 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
Monday after Thanksgiving - Looking for something to do on a rainy day on a Rhode Island “shutdown day” we decided to take in Ocean Drive. It was a “wild and woolly” day with 50 mph winds and driving rain but if anything, that enhanced the scenic beauty of this Newport coastline drive. Seeing all the beautiful properties along the way adds to the enjoyment. Time of the year and nasty weather also meant no traffic - bonus! If you have GPS or a map you can continue to find your way past Ocean Drive along the coast into Middletown. Not as dramatic but nice drive.
Written November 30, 2020
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TYPSUKR
Arlington, VA723 contributions
Aug 2021
After doing the full Cliff Walk in the morning, we took a bit of a more relaxed approach to the afternoon, when we did the "10-Mile Drive" along Ocean Drive. Moving along at a leisurely pace, you get ample views of the Atlantic Ocean side of Newport, with many opportunities to pull for the road for additional viewing/photos/etc. The drive also takes you along more of the famed mansions of Newport. The road is busy with hikers, bikers, and sightseers, so take it easy, and keep your eyes on the road at all times.
Written September 7, 2021
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dlep13@verizon.net
Warwick, RI23 contributions
Sep 2020
A nice leisurely drive past some of the most elegant houses, estates, and mansions I've ever seen. The opulence, architecture, and panoramic views that many of these homes have is mind blowing. Its obvious no expense was held back when they were built. Nice to be extremely wealthy. Midway through the drive there is an area to park across from the water and take in the view of the bay. Pleasure and commercial boats pass by on their way in and out of the bay. Many people fish off the rocks, some people fly kites in an open field adjacent to the parking area. Great place to bring your take out lunch and relax gazing out at the water.
Written September 10, 2020
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Ama424
19 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Driving along this path was the highlight of my trip. We drove once during a cloudy day with light rain and then during a clear sunny day both had its beauty. We loved looking at the homes and making a few stops along the way. Near briton there were kites flying and Del’s lemonade truck to enjoy... stopped at one point to take a dip and enjoy the water.
Written June 29, 2020
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CATTSAR
Provincetown, MA21,394 contributions
Jun 2021
The day was gray and showery so we did the ride. The drive offers some great views of the mansions as well as some spectacular views of the water. There are many opportunities to get out an investigate. We particularly enjoyed the area around the Green Bridge. This is something that can be easily tailored time wise to your availability and can surly be done on more than one occasion.
Written July 12, 2021
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BerkshireBaylin
Sandisfield, MA55 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
If you long for idyllic ocean views comprised of crashing surf amidst rocky outcroppings with a backdrop of sunshine sparkling on the water like diamonds, you need look no further than Ocean Drive! The views are spectacular!
There are plenty of places to pull over, including Bretton Pt State Park. In the off season, you can park for free at many of the private, "members only" beaches and no one minds. If you are shell hunting, this isn't the place to go. Even after a big storm, there was nothing there...probably due to decades of previous beachcombers.
Hoping to get a glimpse of the rich and famous? You easily could as the area is dotted with estates values in the multi-millions; however, you probably won't know who is who. The locals seem to blend very well with the visitors. If you need restrooms, there are some at the state park and also in the Fort Adam's Visitor center.
Written November 14, 2021
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Aleisa M
Roswell, GA12 contributions
Aug 2021
I started the morning with a Viking Overview Tour, but once I learned my way around Newport, I drove the route again later, stopping all along the way for photos and more in-depth exploration. There are beaches that regular folks can go to, and there was parking available on the sides of the road. Whether getting into the water or just looking at the Atlantic, it was wonderful!
Written August 28, 2021
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Ann W
Bethlehem, PA455 contributions
Sep 2021
We always enjoy the Ocean Drive when we visit Newport. The scenery is beautiful. There is no cost involved and it doesn't take a lot of time.

On this trip we did the Ocean Drive first upon our arrival in Newport, early in the morning. We decided to return later in the day to enjoy our lunch at a picnic table.

It was very pleasant.
Written October 11, 2021
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Mylilblueshoes
West Hartford, CT169 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
This was a very nice drive. Much better than the cliff walk during the pandemic. Safer and same views. There were lots of places to pull off and get out and distance from others. We packed lunch to picnic. Lots of photo opportunities. The only thing that was bothersome was we had to pull over to let those from the area to pass. We were obviously sightseeing and they lived there. So they would be “in your trunk” while you’re driving.
Written August 2, 2020
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