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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Middletown, RI
Phone Number: +1 401-364-9124
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A rich variety of habitats from salt and freshwater marshes, to grasslands...

A rich variety of habitats from salt and freshwater marshes, to grasslands to sandy beaches and dunes make this 242-acre nature refuge an excellent destination for outdoor and birding enthusiasts.

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Peaceful Refuge

We originally discovered the Sachuest Point Refuge after seeing some beautiful photographs taken by a family member. We planned a visit based on their recommendation and were not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
LandBPres16
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We originally discovered the Sachuest Point Refuge after seeing some beautiful photographs taken by a family member. We planned a visit based on their recommendation and were not disappointed. It truly is a beautiful and peaceful refuge away from the "storm" of tourism in the Newport area. We've since visited several times, both in peak summer season as well as... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoy watching the beautiful sunsets from the comfort of our car in all types of weather. Clean, safe and restrooms in season.

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Thank InstrinsicScholar
Cape Cod
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a Saturday afternoon in November to try and see some Harlequin ducks. The weather was just too nice. Nothing was close to shore, but we did see several interesting sparrows, and a mockingbird. The problem with trying to bird here is the paths are covered in tiny gravel which crunches under every step. It makes too... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointing from a bird watching point of view, but still a lovely, and very easy walk on flat paths. Difficulty level - easy. About 4.5 km (2.7 miles) from the main building, return, doing the ocean view and flint loops. A couple of viewing platforms on the way around and plenty of beach access. Popular for fishing.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to walk and fill your lungs with the sea air. Bring your camera to capture the magnificent views of wildlife, birds and spectacular ocean views.

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Appalachia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived on a blustery October day with dramatic weather on the horizon. Intrepid, we set off along the ocean view trail. Waves crashed on rocks, curtains of blue grey rain drifted over the water in the distance. We got wet, eventually. BRACING! Gorgeous.

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Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was up in Rhody visiting my sister at college. I was over doing the normal tourist attractions in Rhode Island and the weather was beautiful in Mid-October. We packed a water bottle and headed over to Middletown for an easy walk at Sachuest Point! It was pretty quiet for the middle of the day on a Sunday. The busiest... More 

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Thank Colleen P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a great place to just unload your thoughts while hiking an ocean front trail. Pack a refresher drink, good shoes, and some sun screen... You will want to take it slow to take it all in.

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maine usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a morning here on one of the most gorgeous days in October. WTched fishermen and had a fabulous walk around the point. Nice visitors center.

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Ballston Spa, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The day we were there was quite busy with many fishing. The paths were easy to follow and we chose the ocean view path. Not much sign of wildlife but spectacular views. A wonderful way to enjoy nature and get away from the crowds in Newport. The visitor center was helpful. Go there first to know what birds to look... More 

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