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Castle Hill Lighthouse

Ocean Drive, Newport, RI
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Great Lighthouse On Private Property!

Loved it! Once I figured out how to get to the good parts! So tranquil. I fell asleep on the rocks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leah W
Shhhh you’re not suppose to be here

Park the car in a covert place and dress in camouflage in case you need to dive for cover to avoid... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
JZoopa
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Dublin, Ireland
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Ocean Drive, Newport, RI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! Once I figured out how to get to the good parts! So tranquil. I fell asleep on the rocks while listening to the lovely sound of the sea. Wroth the trip!

Thank Leah W
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Park the car in a covert place and dress in camouflage in case you need to dive for cover to avoid any of the highly trained security personnel you may hear coming towards you... This quaint lighthouse is one of the simpler I have come...More

1  Thank JZoopa
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Went for an overnight. The room and views were breathtaking. Had afternoon tea and breakfast and the views from both rooms were wonderful.

Thank stevendenker
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Signs all next to trail - didn’t want to take the chance but got beautiful pictures of it from in front of the castle hill inn!

1  Thank Colleen C
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This lighthouse is easy to access. Just follow directions listed in the other reviews. I won't repeat them here. It's not a super impressive lighthouse. You can't go inside. It's not especially tall or uniquely designed. But, it is beautifully nestled at the base of...More

Thank JDBonthemove
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

This lighthouse is accessible by the Castle Hill Inn, but your best view of the light will be from the water. The light is included in the Rhode Island lighthouse tour.

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Thanks to those who shared information about finding the lighthouse. Short walk along a path and we were there. We took a couple of pictures and we were on our way

Thank bobpanek
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited the Castle Hill Lighthouse on a perfect day. First we spoke to someone directing cars at the Castle Hill Inn, explaining that we only wanted to visit the lighthouse. The inn employee said that it would be fine and asked for us to...More

1  Thank Elida G
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is a very quick little walk from the Castle Hill Inn parking lot. If you park toward the back of the lot you'll see an opening for the trail that will bring you to the lighthouse. There isn't much out there so after you...More

Thank BrussoDallas
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Viewed from the cruise ship. Interesting lighthouse.. We have been watching lighthouses on our cruise from Quebec to New York. Curious how there can be so many designs and shapes. Castle Hill is unique and worth a boat ride to view.

Thank Cavydad
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Aleddie717
10 November 2016|
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Response from Kimberly A | Reviewed this property |
We parked on the side of the road and took a trail to the lighthouse....there wasn't a soul around...if you are willing to chance it, you can maybe just go for it?????
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MaineNewYork
26 September 2016|
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Response from LouiseSP2013 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall how well you can see Beavertail from Castle Hill, but I stopped on my way home. If you don't take the second bridge as you leave Newport and head to Jamestown it's not a far drive. The area is beautiful...well... More
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Melissa R
25 September 2016|
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Response from LouiseSP2013 | Reviewed this property |
The lighthouse is located on the same property. If you park at the far end of the parking lot, there is a short path that will take you to the lighthouse.
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