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Newport, Rhode Island

Brenton Point State Park

2.6 Miles Total - 26 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by Kirby Roberts

You can park you car near the entrance to the lot and walk across the street. On one side of the side is the seawall along the coast. Jamestown and the Beavertail Light to the west and Castle Hill to the north. You can go down to the Jetty and take photos or fish in the King’s Beach Fishing Area (There is a sign). The park headquarters building has restrooms. At the entrance of the trail are the abandon stables. While there are signs that say no trespassing people have been known to hop the fence - be advised there is a sign that says no trespassing and the building is in poor condition. There are several other grassy paths in the area off of the main road but the main path leads to a stone observation tower. The tower has been tagged quite a bit with graffiti but the view from the top is rather decent, overlooking the abandoned stables with the ocean view in the background. You can really get a 360 view from here. From Brenton Point you can up to Fort Adams State Park and grab lunch in Newport. I recommend planning a few things to do in this area!

"Occupying the former grounds of one of Newport's grandest estates, Brenton Point State Park affords its visitors one of the most commanding and spectacular views on the East Coast. The park is located at the point of land where Narragansett Bay meets the Atlantic, midway along renowned Ocean Drive. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, hiking, fishing, or just relaxing with the cool breezes and majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean."

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area


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