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“Great Lighthouse Visit in RI”

Point Judith Lighthouse
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Owner description: Visitors can visit the grounds and enjoy the view, but the lighthouse itself is closed to the public.
Manchester, New Hampshire
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212 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Great Lighthouse Visit in RI”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

This lighthouse was a neat little stop during a day down in Rhode Island. It was only about 15-20 minutes from the URI campus (our final destination for the day) so we decided to check it out beforehand.

The drive there was relatively easy and it was neat to see the lighthouse pop into view as you drive down the road. It is still a US Coast Guard station, so you basically park right next to the Coast Guard house on site. You can walk up to the lighthouse but can't go in. However, it is definitely still a cool site to see. We even rocked a little along the rocky shoreline to take in a couple different views of it. It was one of the few lighthouses I found in that area that was open to the public, so I would definitely recommend it if you are down there!

Visited March 2014
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Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Checking out wedding location”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

We are planning on having our wedding here in May. The location is very post card perfect. Love the area.

Visited March 2014
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Baltimore, USA
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267 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“What a view!”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Perched right next to the coast guard station this light house still works, as does the fog horn. Very beautiful views from the adjacent park. Amazing this is all still free!

Visited January 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Awesome Winter Surfing Destination”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

When I was in college, I would go to Point Judith early in the morning to surf. It's a rock reef break - a little dangerous at the peak or on a big day, but a very nice spot if the waves are good. AND I saw seals many times. Lovely spot anyway, but particularly fun for surfing in Rhode Island (when it's not too crowded).

Visited November 2012
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Indianapolis
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210 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited the Point Judith Lighthouse while visiting in Newport. It is a bit difficult to find but worth the trouble to get there. the lighthouse is surrounded by a park that that is on the New York Sound. It would be harder to find a more lovely spot for a lighthouse! It did not appear that you could actully go in to the lighthouse. People picnic on the large rocks near the water.It is a very quiet and serene setting.

Visited August 2013
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