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Beavertail Lighthouse and Park

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Address: Beavertail Rd, Jamestown, RI
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+1 401-423-3270
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The site of America's third lighthouse and the first in Rhode Island dates...

The site of America's third lighthouse and the first in Rhode Island dates back to 1749.

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Nothing better on a sunny, clear day than Beavertail State Park

Its free, its beautiful and lots to see, explore the grounds of the old military battlements, the lighthouse and museum are a thrill (make sure you check out the times they are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
jericscherer
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Kingston, Rhode Island
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Kingston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its free, its beautiful and lots to see, explore the grounds of the old military battlements, the lighthouse and museum are a thrill (make sure you check out the times they are open). Bring beach chairs and a pizza or pack a lunch and watch the sailboats.

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoy the lighthouse museum and small aquarium. Watch the crashing waves and views of Newport to the East and Narragansett to the West. Bring a picnic lunch and walk around the park.

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grab a blanket, some chairs, and pack a picnic while you enjoy the GORGEOUS views of the ocean in RI! Make sure you wear or bring some walking shoes to enjoy the sights on the walking paths in the park. I'm a lifelong RI resident and my hubby kids and I make this a must do Summer afternoon trip every... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Be sure to take the time to explore the museum. The original light is in the museum. Also explore along the coastline.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Unbelievably beautiful, even in December. Wear good shoes and keep an eye on little ones. A short car trip from the bustle of Newport.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this Lighthouse even though we knew the museum was closed and we couldn't walk up inside it. I'm so glad we did! The surrounding area was simply beautiful! Rocky cliffs and waves crashing all around - stunning coastline and scenery! Lots of wonderful photo spots and a taste of the area's history from reading the signs posted out... More 

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Beaver tail has a beautiful view of the rocky shore of Rhode Island. The lighthouse and the site of the previous light house have significant history that is revealed in the small museum there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We just walked about and enjoyed the water view. Rained some this weekend, but nice. Water view Lighthouse neet Large area Parking good, remembers we were off seasons.

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Depew, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The day we left Rhode Island we decided to stop by Beavertail Lighthouse. It was cold and pouring, but definitely worth it. This is the quintessential New England coastline with waves crashing upon the rocks and an old lighthouse standing sentry. You only need an hour or so, but if you are going to Newport, it's worth the detour.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Take a blanket or chairs and plan to stay a while. I could have sat for hours watching and listening to the sea. Huge rocks adequate for a blanket and picnic lunch as well as lots of grassy areas. Not the prettiest lighthouse I've seen, but well-kept and interesting facts to learn.

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