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“Not to be missed!”
Review of Ocean Drive

Ranked #4 of 83 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles Newport.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Ocean Drive begins at the end of Bellevue Drive and winds through some of the most picture perfect vistas of the Ocean along with some of the most stunning homes which overlook the coast line. Ocean Drive takes you over to Fort Adams State Park which gives you a different perspective of Newport from the other side of the Newport Cove. Please take your time to take in all of the views along the way. They are very special.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The views are stunning and the road is well maintained. Careful of cyclists (keep your speed to the posted limit) and the new little mini tour cars (kind of annoying). Stop at Castle Hill Inn for a drink on the lawn and a short hike to the lighthouse. Stop at Brenton Point State park to fly a kite or walk along the rocks for tidepooling. Very fun!

Thank Type-A-Mother
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Ocean Drive is a must do if you're in Newport. The blue water crashes against large rocks, giving it a distinct, wild characteristic. You can easily sit there, staring into the ocean, and find yourself at peace. There's a reason why the most powerful families in America came to Newport all those year ago. Ocean Drive is one of them.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Driving around Ocean Drive was just as good as biking (in my opinion). It was neat to see the different mansions and residences in the area and there were also a few good spots to stop and take some pictures!

Thank JD313
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I have driven Ocean Drive many many times over the years in all kinds of weather. It was memorable even during a torrential down pour, watching the turbulence of the ocean waves crashing against the shore! There a many amazing multi million dollar homes along the drive, but the scene stealer is always the beautiful coastline!
I also recommend the secret garden tour in Newport that happens twice year. I have gone many times and it is inspiring and provides a birds eye view of some of the lovely and creative gardens at homes Newport. There are few gardens included in the tour that are located on Ocean drive and the nearby homes on Bellevue avenue. All locations were very memorable and worth the entrance fee if you love architecture and gardening.

Thank Wendyyork
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