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Bowen's Wharf

13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-849-2243
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Picture perfect

We walked for a couple of hours and kept discovering new places to shop or drink not to be... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
peter l
An excellent combination of shopping and eating/drinking establishments in the heart of it all.

We have visited this place several times over the years . . . enjoying the stores, which several... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Mark G
Port Washington, New York
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Welcome to Newport's premiere year-round destination! Brick walks, granite quays, and 18th century commercial wharf buildings bring you back to Bowen's beginnings as a thriving seaport in one of the finest natural harbors in New England. Trading with all corners of the world, then and now, Bowen's Wharf is central to the city's commerce and culture. Bowen's Wharf: The Anchor of the Newport Waterfront!
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  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We walked for a couple of hours and kept discovering new places to shop or drink not to be missed Well maintained amazing shops picked up a Scala Fedora

Thank peter l
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We have visited this place several times over the years . . . enjoying the stores, which several are pretty cool, and worth visiting. In addition, there is a wide array of eateries and bars, to get food and drink, ranging in price to fit...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We enjoyed the little hike to this special spot. The sight was truly breath taking. What a perfect place to stop with a picnic. The steps to the light house will get your heart pumping a little bit faster but are quite safe. The waves...More

Thank wintermoth
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Sliders, Chowder and fries - we were in a hurry and the place was heaving so not the best way to check things out but the staff at the Wharf Bar were fine and the food was okay.

Thank hayman2
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were staying next to this wharf, very glad we did. Resturants, shopping and things to do all in one place.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Shopping! Eating! And more shopping. Tourist central of the Newport harbor area. Can’t miss. Just look for the crowds of tourists.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 20 October 2017

If you go to downtown Newport you will definitely see Bowen's Wharf. It has several restaurants, I recommend The Lobster Bar, and lots of little shops. Be sure to walk down this wharf & take a look - you'll get magnificent water views along the...More

Thank miffie98
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Bustling, tourist and hard to bypass, this seems to be the center of the main Newport area. Some good restaurant though (of course) pricey. The shops mainly had a boaty feel (of course, again). Do pop into the old sea-mans' mission and visit the chapel...More

Thank shenandoah1506
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Definitely geared to the visitor, with lots of places to eat and shop. You can sign up for harbor tours as well. I enjoyed walking around, vendors were friendly, there is a limited amount of parking available. Not particularly crowded on a late September weekday,...More

Thank Solotravel-lover
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great part of Newport not to be missed. Lots of cute restaurants and shops. Just a great place to stroll around and get a bite to eat. In the summer months this place is hopping! We hit this area at least a couple of times...More

Thank Dave A
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24 September 2017|
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Response from sanitationgirl2000 | Reviewed this property |
across the street is Thames street. Its like many blocks of parking Facing the main road which you will cross over to get to the wharf. Its VERY difficult to find parking. I was there at 10:30 and couldnt find anything on... More
Natalie S
4 July 2017|
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Response from Traci P | Reviewed this property |
Usually 6-7pm
20 May 2016|
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Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
Just steps away from Bowen's Wharf is the Black Pearl on Bannister's Wharf.Nice atmosphere,great clam chowder.