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Bowen's Wharf

13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-849-2243
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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-849-2243
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great spot! Many boutique shops and restaurants. If you wall all the way to the end, you will find a great spot to relax. A few Adirondack chairs and a tiny bakery/sandwich shop. Enjoy!

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bowen's Wharf area of downtown Newport is really what made me feel like I was in a seaside town. The cobblestone streets and various indoor/outdoor pubs and restaurants really set the tone for me personally. There are random outdoor bars that may fit 20...More

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from the Hotel Viking to Bowen's Wharf, truly enjoyed the walk, Newport comes to life at dusk! So much to do, the sailboats, the yachts, great little bars and shops.

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bowen's Wharf is a delightfully lively place in Newport. There are lots of shops and restaurants as well as opportunities to sail and take charter boats out. It's a great place to people watch and stroll. There is plenty of parking but you have to...More

1  Thank KBD87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bowen's Wharf was the center of activities in Newport twenty years ago and it still is today. It is the heart and soul of the tourist district of Newport. There is much, much more to the city but you will either start at Bowen's or...More

Thank Fpos9001
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This wharf is a little touristy but its not cheesy. Don't miss eating the chowder at The Black Pearl - we sat at the bar overlooking teh wharf.The Madeleine Sunset Cruise was a highlight as well.

Thank MegWesternAustralia
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Bowen's wharf has wonderful restaurants and shops and is hopping in the summer! We popped over for lunch and continued to come back every day we were in Newport. There is a lot to do and right in the heart of downtown Newport, so definitely...More

1  Thank akat1983
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you want to go fishing, eat or shop, this is the place for you. In the heart of Newport Bowen's Wharf is a great place to start within walking distance of many other sites.

Thank MamaRowe .
Reviewed 8 July 2017

It's always crowded. There's great souvenir shopping and many high end boutiques. A great place for lunch, drinks and dinner. Sit out and watch the people, the boats, the Sailors, etc.

Thank moosella
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We absolutely loved walking around Bowen's Wharf. So many great restaurants, bars, shops, and people watching!

Thank Anna-Claire W
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Natalie S
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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.