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Bowen's Wharf

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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 2 days ago

Wonderful little area to stroll, and take in the spirit of Newport. Little shops and galleries, and of course, plenty of places to eat. Make sure to get coffee at the end of the adjoining Bannister's wharf at the Coffee Grinder, and definitely look inside...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank schoonerbum
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Drove past Newport on way back to Providence. Parked car and walked around Bowen’s Wharf where there were many tents and exhibits selling yachts, engines, etc. BTW the America Cup for sailing starts from Newport. Nice harbor town to walk and a lot of seafood...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk around them all about 8 wharfs there , food , gifts , sights all around , deck eating , deck drinking haha

Date of experience: August 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bowen's Wharf designates itself as "The Anchor of Newport". With its vast history and 18th century commercial buildings, it is worth a visit. Here you will find shops, dining and of course, the water and boats. We did a quick walk through, not finding much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KimGTravels
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Be prepared to pay top dollar for food and gifts along the wharf. It has great views and many eating establishments and gift shops but it is a bit pricey and VERY crowded in the summer, especially on weekends.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Michael H
Reviewed August 17, 2019

It's a good place to visit as long as you prepare for lots of tourists and long lines for dining (at least in summer). Would have loved to have had a bit more sideway along the water.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sharon C
Reviewed August 15, 2019

Great place to go and walk around. So many shops to go to and the restaurants are just as good. Everyday we went to Bowen’s for one of our many meals

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

We visited Bowen's Wharf on a beautiful summer afternoon. There are many waterfront restaurants and some cute little shops. It's a fun and lively place to take a stroll or stop to grab a bite to eat or do a little shopping. One of the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank vaca-fun-4-ever
Reviewed August 10, 2019

We visited here to find somewhere to enjoy lunch in the sunshine and ended up at the Saltwater restaurant (See my other review). There are many shops & restaurants to enjoy here.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 007_Richard_E
Reviewed August 4, 2019

Great place to shop and grab a bite to eat, view boats on the water and people watch. This is the spot where you can purchase tickets to some of the cruises around the bay.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Vacayfever
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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