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Address: 13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
Phone Number: 401-849-2243
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Welcome to Newport's premiere year-round destination! Brick walks, granite...

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 with all corners of the world, then and now, Bowen's Wharf is central to the city's commerce and culture. Bowen's Wharf: The Anchor of the Newport Waterfront!

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WOW, what a great Whaft with tons of shops and restaurants

Bowen's Wharf was just awesome, a great place to walk, site see the shops and boats at th marina. Buy a few things or have a great meal , Not to be missed if you are in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
Dante-Donna
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Yonkers, New York
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Yonkers, New York
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267 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Bowen's Wharf was just awesome, a great place to walk, site see the shops and boats at th marina. Buy a few things or have a great meal , Not to be missed if you are in the area.

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to walk around, peek into a variety of inteersting shops of all kinds, and get a good meal!

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Thank Freddrica
El Dorado Hills, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is where we picked up our sunset cruise so spent time wandering around and ended up eating dinner there as well.

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Thank Twinee65
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A bit more touristy, but it has great restaurants and shops with everything from fine art to t shirts to ice cream to coffee to all kinds of Newport stuff. There are bars, sailing excursions and lodging and people watching. A good place to be introduced to this great town.

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Thank Rich M
Seaford, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurants have a wait no matter what time of day and short sleeve are required for men, no tanks. Not convientant duing 90 degree weather. Even for lunch during the day

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Thank Justus22015
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really cute, fun spot. Lots of great people watching and the view is fantastic. We had a nice time relaxing and just chilling here.

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Thank jotossi
New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for a quick Newport Storm Amber on tap, got a little sun, a guy was playing Jimmy Buffet and Steely Dan songs. Place was packed with all kinds of people having a good time. Lots of sun, some shade umbrellas

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From restaurants to shopping this place has it all! We had dinner here two different nights and did some shopping as well. You can enjoy a drink or dinner with a view of the water if you wish.

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Thank Christine H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to just sit back and relax. We loved the shops and the different places to just sit and have a cocktail looking out onto the water.

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Thank Susan H
Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a little bit of everything going on at Bowen's Wharf. Great shops, wonderful food and you can't help but look at hte boats!

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