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Castle Hill Lighthouse

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Address: Ocean Drive, Newport, RI

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simplicity and serenity

Following the map and hitting here without much trouble. Enclosed mostly within island coasts, waves are not fiery. To the west is Jamestown so sunset is not good to the last... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
simonfung888
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Guangzhou, China
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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following the map and hitting here without much trouble. Enclosed mostly within island coasts, waves are not fiery. To the west is Jamestown so sunset is not good to the last "set" but, I found the little coastal setting quite peaceful, especially when watching people fishing on the rocks. Time stands still:) Extremely photogenic too!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's not much to see here as far as land-bound structures go. It's a basic, old lighthouse and it's painfully apparent why it's located here. But the views from this vantage point are spectacular being as it is at the mouth of the east passage of Narragansett Bay. Every water borne craft going in and out of the Bay whether... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly the lighthouse is nothing special. It's a lighthouse and I've seen so many. But it's the area, getting there and the view once you reached it that is strikingly beautiful. It is serene and romantic. It's definitely work a visit if you're in the area.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We stayed at the spectacular Castle Hill Inn and walked to the lighthouse as the sun was setting. It is the best time of day to visit the lighthouse, as one gets many different visual perspectives ,and photos, of the lighthouse and landscape beyond. The area in general is calm, relaxing and scenic. It is a beautiful space in which... More 

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Hebron, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Wife & I and friends visited New England in the fall. A highlight of our trip was Newport Rhode Island -- especially sights like this old Lighthouse. It is worth the trip. Be sure to park next to Ocean Ave before you go up the hill to Castle Hill Inn. It is an easy walk up the hill to this... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

First the view is absolutely amazing. Second it is really hard to find. I would read the notes from everyone and add a couple of things. If you go to the inn you've gone to far. There is a grassy parking lot with a small booth next to it (it's by the coast guard marina). There is a paved path... More 

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Monson, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

As stated in most other review, this is not easy to find. My advise is to take the time to read other reviews because it was a huge help with the location. We parked near the marina and walked the path to the dirt path. The sunset was worth finding the light house. We took nice pictures of the sunset... More 

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Plainview, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had a hard time finding it, GPS kept saying you have arrived but it was nowhere in sight. Finally found someone who directed us to a foot path that takes you there. It's a short walk to the light house that is closed but a nice view and there is even a picnic table if you want to bring lunch.

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Brownsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to see a sunset while in Newport. We had no trouble finding it, but it's not marked very well. Park in the castle hill marina parking lot and take the trail up the hill to the light house. Spectacular sunset scenes

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

It is really a tricky proposition to find this lighthouse. I saw it on a map and that set me out on a quest to locate it. It is perched at the edge of the water near the resort. Once you find it, it does offer beautiful, expansive views of sail boats and such.

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