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Beavertail Lighthouse and Park

Beavertail Rd, Jamestown, RI
+1 401-423-3270
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Haven't been here since 1975 and it's still breathtaking

I came to Beavertail Park numerous times in the 1970s, with a car load of friends. It was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Neil W
Hull, Massachusetts, United States
Beautiful lighthouse and ocean views.

I recommend visiting Beavertail Lighthouse when traveling to Newport via Routes 95 and 1 then onto... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ron S
Providence, Rhode Island
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The site of America's third lighthouse and the first in Rhode Island dates back to 1749.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“on the rocks” (47 reviews)
“small aquarium” (21 reviews)
“light house” (25 reviews)
Beavertail Rd, Jamestown, RI
+1 401-423-3270
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I came to Beavertail Park numerous times in the 1970s, with a car load of friends. It was magnificent then and still beautiful today. There were many seals competing for fish with the fishermen on Monday. It's fair to say that the seals won!! Take...More

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 5 days ago

I recommend visiting Beavertail Lighthouse when traveling to Newport via Routes 95 and 1 then onto route 138. Beautiful views. Maybe an hour detour (or more if you like) off of Route 138. The lighthouse is open for climbing a few days each year. There...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 5 days ago

There's just something about lighthouses that draw you back time and time again, even if you have seen it eight time--which we have. Beavertail Lighthouse and Park, at the entrance to Narragansett Bay, is special, partly because it has the park, so even in seasons...More

Thank Marjorie S
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We found the lighthouse closed for the season, but the park is very pleasant, plenty of birds in the water, dogs & kids & people watching galore. Remarkably clean restrooms. Free.

1  Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Purposely drove about 45 minutes to see this museum and it was closed, It was super windy, but at least we can say we were there.

Thank Gemma C
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The area arounf Beavertail lighthouse has always been a crowd favorite during the passing of a storm. The gale force winds could knock you over, while the salt spray will sting your eyes. Fun huh ? Actually if you are not foolhardy and do not...More

Thank JL G
Reviewed 24 September 2017

It was very, very foggy on the day we visited here, but even though the beautiful view other reviewers talk about was blocked; there was a serene eeriness to the area as the waves crashed against the rocky shore. It was so peaceful just to...More

Thank gemcityer
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We plan a visit annually to Beaver Tail Lighthouse State Park. We bring our beach chairs IPad , newspaper and a packed lunch to enjoy the amazing surroundings. Don't miss this experience and you too will make this an annual trip!

Thank kdhill84
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Ocean on three sides, rocks, waves, boats, and history. Grassy expanses, views of Newport and Narragansett.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

A beautiful view and a nice place to walk around and sit on the rocks. A small lighthouse museum and aquarium are there (open mid-June to Labor Day- by donation although it's not compulsory). Interesting history; you can also read the placards outside the lighthouse....More

1  Thank AleeM314
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18 May 2017|
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Response from Sunny O | Reviewed this property |
The one-way road is the only 'paved' area and traffic is slow, I have seen strollers on the road, but other areas are grassed and any paths are rocky and not suitable for strollers.
Rachelle S
25 February 2017|
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Response from amf660 | Reviewed this property |
The lighthouse offers seasonal admission.
16 July 2016|
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Response from Colleen B | Reviewed this property |
This park does not have beach or lifeguard. It is not a place to go to swim.