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Bowen's Wharf, Newport

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Pier / Boardwalk · Hidden Gem · Shopping Mall
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.
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  • This place has the look of the old fishing wharfs. The wharf has a lot of good shopping and restuarants. The downside you have to pay for parking.  more »
  • Nice way to spend the afternoon. Views of the bay with fun shopping and restaurants on the water. The shops were interesting with some items specific to Newport. Highly recommend.  more »
  • I love this place. We go there every single time we visit Newport. I used to live there during the summers. It's a great place for cocktails, seeing the marinas, having dinner... or just walking hand in hand with the one you love. It's romantic and it represents the essence of Newport. The Landings restaurant and its associated bar/ restaurant offer some of the freshest seafood around. Bowen's Wharf on Americas Cup Avenue gives you a glass full of Newport flavor all in one place. Go there, enjoy... and also go down the street to Thames street... most restaurants and ice cream shops are there. Go and enjoy. And as always... be nice to each other.
  • A must do for your trip to Newport! Has awesome views. Make sure you make it to all ends of the docks to see all the beautiful boats. Have lunch at The Lobster Bar on the patio that overlooks the water!

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