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“Lovely visit even in December”

Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The site of America's third lighthouse and the first in Rhode Island dates back to 1749.
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Beautiful small park a short drive from Newport. We had a lovely morning visit enjoying the bay views and the buildings which all had really interesting historical info plaques. Really helped to imagine what life would have been like as a lighthouse keeper out here. FYI - the small museum and gift shop were closed for the season.
Have a great visit!

Thank TravelCuties
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

When I lived in Jamestown, I would bike here every morning and watch the sun come up. The park was deserted and peaceful. In the summer it gets crowded, but there is lots of parking. Bring a chair and picnic and enjoy the ocean.

Thank brentpetersen
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

The views of the ocean are spectacular. The grounds are kept up very well, You can fish off the rocks and actually catch fish. I find it a very relaxing spot.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We went to Beavertail in the fall and it was well worth the drive t reach it. Beautiful views and a good walking circuit suitable for all. Highly recommended.

Thank LoveFrance08
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We saw several lighthouses on our trip to RI/MA and this was our favorite. We liked that you could walk right up to it if you wanted to. The surrounding shoreline was beautiful. We spent a lot of time walking around on the rocks. We also enjoyed the history since it's American's Third Oldest Lighthouse.

If you want to see a nice lighthouse on a beautiful setting put this one on your list. It's not to be missed!

Thank Eric S
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