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Castle Hill Lighthouse

Ocean Drive, Newport, RI
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Best view by boat

This lighthouse is accessible by the Castle Hill Inn, but your best view of the light will be from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
A bit out of the way

Thanks to those who shared information about finding the lighthouse. Short walk along a path and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Belchertown, Massachusetts
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Ocean Drive, Newport, RI
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Elida G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is about a 3 minute hike from the parking at castle hill marina to the lighthouse. A little anticlimactic that it is right there, but at the same time it is nice that it is so easy to find. Not much to see, short...More

Thank RhodyTraveler401
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's quite hard to find as it's in the grounds of the Castle Inn. At sunset it is amazing, so make the effort to walk on the rocks to get a unique view of the lighthouse in the setting sun.

Thank Mickigirl1310
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

view from the light house was very pretty, kind of confusing to find the path to it but was worth it.

Thank lilacmegan
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This lighthouse is on the property of the Castle Hill Inn. Though a sign said not to trespass, we took our chances because we needed to see this lighthouse and add it to our lighthouse passport. It's a short walk to get to it. It's...More

Thank moose444
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Castle Hill Lighthouse isn't open to the public but it is accessible. And the views of Narragansett Bay and the East Passage between Conanticut Island and Aquidneck Island are spectacular, well worth the trip. Be sure to bring a camera. Built in 1890 on land...More

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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?????
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
Melissa R
26 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.