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Castle Hill Lighthouse

Ocean Drive, Newport, RI
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we saw this on the trolley and boat tours. nice little lighthouse but not the most impressive thing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
Best Spot in Newport

So relaxing and quiet, my favorite spot. A little hike onto the rocks, but well worth it. Bring... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Enfield, Connecticut
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Ocean Drive, Newport, RI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we saw this on the trolley and boat tours. nice little lighthouse but not the most impressive thing to see in Newport

Thank timriordan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So relaxing and quiet, my favorite spot. A little hike onto the rocks, but well worth it. Bring your sunscreen~!~

Thank vandalgirls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice trail walk to get to the lighthouse. Beautiful views ,and the lighthouse was well maintained . Great spot for pictures!

Thank Donna O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a hidden treasure. Have to go through the woods (about 1/2 min)to find it. It was raining that day therefore couldn't enjoy it much. Will go again!

Thank Wil R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I love lighthouses this one has a special location. If your looking for a grand dinning experience Castle Hill Inn is just a walk away. Fantastic views, excellent food and service is great.

Thank mimitls2017
Reviewed 12 May 2017

You need to drive the Ocean Drive before you leave Newport!! Its beautiful no matter the weather! We have seen Ocean drive, in all seasons. Great photo spots. There are parking spots so you can get out and walk, climb the rocks near the ocean,...More

Thank donnaa855
Reviewed 11 May 2017

There are probably plenty of other more spectacular lighthouses in the area, but I find myself coming here with out-of-town guests because it's easily accessible from our Ocean Drive excursion and really no one is ever here! Makes it fun for kids and adults alike...More

Thank hill65
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We love to track them down, visit and photograph them. Fortunately, they're all over the east coast.

Thank David Z
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Another hidden gem in Rhode Island Love looking at light houses around New England beautiful peaceful view

Thank negirl2017
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Short walk to the light house provides a glimpse of a iconic structure that belongs to Rhode Island! Breathe in the ocean air and feast your eyes on a structure built in 1890!

Thank barefootmagic
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The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn
760 reviews
.26 km away
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3.80 km away
Nearby Attractions
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1.55 km away
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39 reviews
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Do we need permission to have a 15-20 minute wedding ceremony there beside the lighthouse, if it's just the two of us and the officiant? Is this considered private property?
10 November 2016|
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Response from Kimberly A | Reviewed this property |
We parked on the side of the road and took a trail to the lighthouse....there wasn't a soul around...if you are willing to chance it, you can maybe just go for it?????
Are you able to get a good view of the Beavertail Lighthouse from the Castle Hill Lighthouse? I'm interested in photographing both.
26 September 2016|
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Response from LouiseSP2013 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall how well you can see Beavertail from Castle Hill, but I stopped on my way home. If you don't take the second bridge as you leave Newport and head to Jamestown it's not a far drive. The area is beautiful...well... More
Melissa R
why did the directions send me to castle hill inn ans restaurant?
25 September 2016|
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Response from LouiseSP2013 | Reviewed this property |
The lighthouse is located on the same property. If you park at the far end of the parking lot, there is a short path that will take you to the lighthouse.