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Address: 13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
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+1 401-849-2243
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Welcome to Newport's premiere year-round destination! Brick walks, granite...

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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Brick walkways, Old-Time Atmosphere, Modern and Old-Time Architecture/Stores

Even if you have no shopping to do, it's a quaint and pleasant place to walk around - so unlike sterile gigantic malls. Within view of water or grass or neat-looking buildings at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Paulette999
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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even if you have no shopping to do, it's a quaint and pleasant place to walk around - so unlike sterile gigantic malls. Within view of water or grass or neat-looking buildings at all times. There is a CHARGE FOR PARKING at most lots. If you keep looking you can find a spot elsewhere. It appears some stores will give... More 

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Bluffton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the stores were so cute and they had a variety of of stores with lots of good sales. We had lunch in a cute place.

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North Hampton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Bowen's wharf is a must see for any visitor to Newport. Between the shops and restaurants, you'll find something to amuse yourself with. There's a lot for kids, too, in terms of ice cream, candies, and boats to look at. In the summer there is usually something going on - a band playing or what not.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great Restaurants, gift shops, sailing excursions,...and public restrooms. I ate at 3 restaurants hugging Bowen's Wharf, all excellent; bought some cool stuff from one of the gift shops, and made this wharf one of my daily stops for food, relaxation, and brewskis before continuing my tourist activities. Oh yes, and the public bathroom is right there; remember...its going to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This really reflects the heart and soul of Newport, great atmosphere any time of day, but my favorite is during sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

So many bridal parties while we were there. The scents from the restaurants on the wharf though were out of this world. Lots of people, shopping, food, booze, great place to walk around.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Gorgeous at night during the Christmas season, but shops close around 5 pm. so you have to come early. Shops seem to be directed to more wealthy folks. Also, beautiful galleries.

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Love Bowen's Warf,.There's always something going on here. The shops are great, love the seafood fest . Hanging out here is the best.

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Bellingham, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We go to Newport a couple of times a year and the atmosphere at Bowen's Wharf is just so festive and lively. There are many choices, whether you want to just stroll, shop at the adorable shops, get an ice cream, have a drink or a great dinner at the nearby restaurants or just people watch, it is one of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I love visiting coastal places and it's always nice to find good wharf areas like this one. I really enjoyed my visit here. It's nice to walk around. There are many shops and restaurants. Too bad we visited in October. I can see this place really hoppin' during the Spring and Summer time. I wish I could've done one of... More 

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