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Castle Hill Lighthouse

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Address: Ocean Drive, Newport, RI

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Fun walk but could use better signage

Beautiful view once we found the trail to get to the lighthouse. There is a picnic table there if you wanted to bring a lunch. You do need good walking shoes as the trail is dirt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful view once we found the trail to get to the lighthouse. There is a picnic table there if you wanted to bring a lunch. You do need good walking shoes as the trail is dirt and rocks.

Thank ML7kc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice lighthouse, had a bit t of trouble to find it. Follow the signs for castle hill inn but don't go all the way to the inn. Park in the lot of the right where you see a lot of cars on the grass. If you go all way to inn, just turn around and go back like quarter mile.... More 

Thank Michele D
Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful view once you get there . Not very well marked great for walking .park in dirt lot on right and you will see a dirt path across the street , do not take paved path

Thank bobbyraymitchell
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

if you want some amazing scenery and great views this is a secret gem, it is a short walk down a shady path to this small lighthouse where you can get some fabulous pictures, you can walk down on the rocks and sunbathe or there is even a picnic table near the lighthouse to sit or eat. It is very... More 

Thank billcarroll289
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Slightly out of the way but definitely worth it for photographers or fans of great views. It's a great place to visit anytime of day, but I would go near sunset. You can park at Brenton Point State Park for free, but it's a bit of a hike from there. If you go down the road towards Castle Hill Inn,... More 

Thank Jacob K
Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was difficult to find but once you find it, it's breath taking! Such a romantic spot surrounding the water! Very happy we found it!

Thank Pugmum15
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't enjoy shopping, so after visiting the mansions of Newport we decided to hunt down this quaint little lighthouse. There were no signs directing you to the path, we explored until we happen upon it, but that was sort of fun too. We spent about 30 minutes just exploring and enjoying the peace and quiet.... we never saw another... More 

Thank Kimberly A
West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to get some food and eat it at the lighthouse, little picnic with the kids. We all LOVED IT. It is a short walk through the woods.... there is only one picnic table, but plenty of room to lay out a blanket. The views were phenomenal. A nice and easy way to kill couple of hours...avoid the hustle... More 

Thank resko99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must see, before or during sunset. Park your car right at the end of ocean drive. Easy walk before castle hill

Thank Adeline M
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lighthouse was the reason that I went to Rhode Island for vacation this year. Parking was easy and there is a short walk to the lighthouse. Once there you can get very close or climb the rocks to get a little further away. I took some very beautiful pictures.

Thank LouiseSP2013

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