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Address: 13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
Phone Number: +1 401-849-2243
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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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Energetic Atmosphere

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bellingham, MA
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Bellingham, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice walk around on a beautiful day. Loved looking at ALL of the many boats of All sizes. Close to many shops and food places.

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South Canaan, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the 2014 seafood festival which everything was excellent. Great food and company. Nice shops around.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very attractive area for a stroll around but the shops and restaurants were very expensive, better to go back into the town to eat and shop.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good shopping for clothes and RI souvenirs. Several restaurants and bars (Black Pearl and Wharf Pub)

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

So many shops and restaurants to see down here. There is even an arcade for the man child that may be drawn to such a place :-) The views are spectacular and if you have a whole day you could walk around down here.

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new jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Was fun to be able to take advantage of enjoying the seafood festival. There was different booths from various restaurants where you could purchase food. However, it was very crowded and difficult to maneuver through the crowds or find a place to eat once you purchased your food. But this area of town is very cute, with nice little shops... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Put this on the bucket list...the seafood offered is the best!!! Great good - great fall weather - and live music!!!

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

We were there during the Seafood Festival and it was great, lots of food, craft beers and live music. Nice shops to pop in and out of, great restaurants and sailboat ride to take.

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