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Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Jamestown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The site of America's third lighthouse and the first in Rhode Island dates back to 1749.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Park is on the southern tip of Jamestown. Free access. Lighthouse museum is open seasonally. Lots of parking and walking space. Looks ideal for scuba divers.

Thank grommit
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

One of the premier places I've experienced as a relatively new transplant from the Midwest. Again and again and again...... Probably the most beautiful and noisy, scenic beachfront I've yet to experience here in Rhode Island... There are not enough suplatives for the experience of Beavertail State Park/Lighthouse! Go.......and linger............. It is gourmet food for the soul.

Thank ProvidenceSteven
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Warmer day so we bundled up and parked at Fort Getty and biked through Beavertail State Park. Beautiful rock ledges. Perfect place for sunset in the spring . Museum and Keepers Cottage was closed - too early in the season plenty of signs/ info boards to read in the off season. The bike ride was easy and we will return again .

Thank Donna G
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Exit 136 as soon as you've crossed the Jamestown bridge, but before you cross the Newport toll bridge. Turn right and keep going straight all the way until you get there. There are excellent interpretive signs to tell you about the history of the 3rd US light house, the bay and the surrounding area. No trash cans. It is a carry in-carry out park.
The buildings are only open in the summer, but you can enjoy the signage and the views year round.

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Easy location to drive to while staying in Newport, maybe 25-30 minutes away. Recommend making it out there within an hour of sunset which will allow enough time to walk he point and see all angles of the bay and lighthouse. One of the most spectacular views ever. The lighthouse was closed for the winter so we couldn't explore inside but on a good note, there was a minimal crowd on a Sunday afternoon. Very windy on the point and colder than I expected, dress warmly. Free entry. Watch for deer on the drive in and out.

1  Thank SandDollar24
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