We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All reviews sachuest point ocean view on the rocks bird watching visitor center nice walk the loop free parking walking trails poison ivy wonderful spot access points my favorite place wildlife refuge great nature short hike climb down
This attraction is free to enter, has free parking and has clean restrooms. Trail should be suitable for people of all abilities (if have mobility issues, call and ask). There are areas you can climb down rocks to get closer to the water. Bring camera...More
There are ocean trails and wooded trails that intersect. If you arrive early you may see some deer but try to keep your distance so they won't get scared. Water fowl and regular birds are usually in abundance and in the winter you might even...More
One of my favorite places in Newport. Away from the hubbub of Thames St and America's Cup way. Gorgeous views of the Rhode Island Sound and the Sakonnet River. Gentle hiking trails lead around the point and down onto the rocks. Lots of bird life....More
There's no admission to the National Wildlife Refuge. No special footwear required. It was a beautiful day for a walk along the coast of Rhode Island. No crowds when we went on a Wednesday around noon. You have the view of the ocean for the...More
This is a great place to go to see beautiful vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. Walking trails provide a place to explore. Never crowded once you're on the trails. In the winter this is a prime spot for birding.
The info center itself was well-presented with knowledgeable, friendly staff. The trails were well-kept, wide, and seemed to be of a surface that handicapped people would be able to navigate. Birds were all over the place; the trails were well-marked; the views were spectacular.
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
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 rules). It's an especially dramatic spot at any time of day with 360 views. If you want to photograph local fishermen casting for stripers and other fish at the Point, late afternoon or early evening are good times to visit there. Non-stop, it's only about a 15-20 minute walk from the headquarters (but there are plenty of nice views along the way!).
This is also an active bird migration area. While birds are active at all times of day, near sunrise or sunset are probably "best" times to photograph them.
If you want other sunset views, you might continue on the main Ocean View loop trail towards Island Rocks -- it's nice to face the Sakonnet River late in the day with the setting sun behind you.
Finally, the Flint Point Trail is also nice, but less dramatic than the Ocean View Trail.