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Bowen's Wharf

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
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Reviewed today

Great place! Lots of shops to browse and there is lots of lovely food. The people are very friendly. Great place to spend a couple or hours.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LeonaTC
Reviewed yesterday

Here's the thing. BOWEN'S WHARF has a lot going for it - plenty of places to eat or drink, no shortage of opportunities to take a sail or motor on the harbour/sound (please excuse Ausie/Brit spelling), and a place genuine admirers of SEACRAFT can get...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank blackeldo
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely, walkable area with beautiful views of Newport Harbor and surroundings. Historic buildings are well preserved and testimony to Newport's shipping history.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank M3145LXmelissan
Reviewed yesterday

We went to Bowen’s Wharf for the seafood festival. It was a beautiful day and there was lots going on. We thoroughly enjoyed the live music. There were endless places to get foot and drinks! There are plenty many places to get some souvenirs. We...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you have small children or have difficulty walking and need a car to get around, this area is not for you. The private lots cost about $8 AN HOUR, and three out of the 5 meters we tried wouldnt take credit cards. The 5th...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Like its near neighbour, Bannisters Wharf it has a bit of everything to attract tourists. A good, albeit busy and bustling place to wander around.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Peeceecee
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed walking around Bowen’s Wharf while in the area. Lots of shops and restaurants. Many restaurants are on the water with great views. Busy place!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a walk thru the wharf and ended up eating lunch on the water. Some nice restaurants with great seafood and some nice spots to grab a drink and listen to live music. Really busy on Saturday. It looks this the cruise ships drop...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lpokorski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! Lots of shops and food, easy to get around but a little difficult with a wheel chair. Would definitely go again

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank LoveGodscreations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spend a fair amount of time walking around, shopping, dinning and just enjoying the wharf area. There is something for everyone

Date of experience: September 2019
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October 2, 2018|
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Response from AJandCin | Reviewed this property |
Would be crowded. Make reservations to eat if possible. Walk a way to park car in garage. Can be a bit pricey.
September 24, 2017|
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Response from sanitationgirl2000 | Reviewed this property |
across the street is Thames street. Its like many blocks of parking Facing the main road which you will cross over to get to the wharf. Its VERY difficult to find parking. I was there at 10:30 and couldnt find anything on... More
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July 3, 2017|
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Response from Traci P | Reviewed this property |
Usually 6-7pm