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Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Middletown, RI
+1 401-364-9124
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Great views

Excellent spot to see and experience. The lookout is amazing!!! You can see all the creatures... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Great walking paths

We love walking here, there are a few paths you can take and all have great views. On our walks we... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Timothy F
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“sachuest point” (22 reviews)
“snowy owls” (7 reviews)
“ocean view” (7 reviews)
Middletown, RI
+1 401-364-9124
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent spot to see and experience. The lookout is amazing!!! You can see all the creatures frommthe area as wellbas the many shells. We enjoyed the whole experience.

Thank WaterburyCt_
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We love walking here, there are a few paths you can take and all have great views. On our walks we have seen a mink, butterflies, rabbits and tiny, tiny (non-scary) snakes plus many beautiful birds.

Thank Timothy F
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Although this isn't the longest of trails, it is enjoyable none the less. A great spot to bring the kids for a quiet walk, or to do laps of the trail around the point. I ran here a couple of times on a recent visit,...More

Thank RockyMountainAnt
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Our first stop after checking in at hotel was at this NWR. We have been there several times in the past and it is always a must do for our trips to Newport. There is a very nice visitor center with several exhibits plus a...More

Thank westie2
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a great place to explore any day. lots of walking trails and a great visitor center with good exhibits. Lots of free parking and easy access. A great place right on the water.

Thank GenotheViking
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I happened upon this place to take photos for the state, and it blew me away. I'm from the area, been NEAR this place a million times on the way to Newport, but didn't know Sachuest existed. Honestly, it's one of the state's biggest yet...More

Thank BostonTravelBoomer
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful spot right after the beaches. Any hiking trails and spots to take wildlife/nature photos. Inside exhibit has turtles and stuffed birds and lots of wildlife pictures for sale-plenty with snowy owls. We chose this activity on a partly rainy day as...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Sachuest Point affords a lovely walk on the side of the ocean and, most of the time, good bird viewing. This is a relatively small facility.

Thank Eugene M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Beautiful visitor center with plenty of information, binoculars, restroom and even a gift shop. Many trails to hike and explore this ocean point beauty. Flowers, greenery, birds, and just spectacular ocean views of many areas around Rhode Island. Well kept trails, scenic view points and...More

Thank lljjbb
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Love this refuge. The coastal views are breathtaking, the birdlife is prolific and there are several trails to enjoy. You can even fish from the rocks if you wish. Great place to get away from it all and commune with nature.

Thank mediadon
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20 August 2016|
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Response from DGandSAG | Reviewed this property |
In some ways, the "best" spot is at Sachuset Point itself, which is between shoreline access points 2 and 4 on the refuge map that you can get at the headquarters or can download online (can't list the URL here due to TA... More
12 March 2016|
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Response from jazanana | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea. Don't remember seeing any dogs. Look for a website - might be info there.
Ling N
28 February 2015|
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Response from lks08 | Reviewed this property |
Its open, check on visitors center hours, sure it would be rough going with all the snow, trails aren't cleared. But some good viewing if you're up to it. Skis or snow shoes???