Point Judith Lighthouse, Narragansett

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The Point Judith Light is located on the west side of the entrance to Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island as well as the north side of the eastern entrance to Block Island Sound. The confluence of two waterways make this area busy with water traffic and the waters around Point Judith are very cold and dangerous. Historically, even with active lighthouses, there have been many shipwrecks off these coasts.Three light structures have been built on this site. The original 35ft tower, built in 1810, was destroyed by a hurricane in 1815. It was replaced in 1816, by another 35-foot stone tower with a revolving light and ten lamps. The present octagonal granite tower was built in 1856. The upper half of the tower is painted brown and the lower half white to make the light structure a more effective daymark for maritime traffic. In 1871, ship captains asked that Point Judith's fog signal be changed from a horn to whistle. This change distinguished the Point Judith light from the Beavertail Lighthouse, which used a siren to announce fog. A whistle could also be heard more distinctly over the sounds of the surf in the area. Point Judith Light was automated in 1954, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
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  • Beautiful viewing area of the ocean. One solo surfer was braving the cold November waters. The lighthouse was lit while we were there. I believe there is a Homeland Security office right beside the li...  more »
  • The Point Judith Light is in the south end of Narragansett, RI, located west of the entrance to Narragansett Bay, and east entrance to Block Island Sound. Historically, it has been the site of numerou...  more »
  • We sighted the lighthouse at the entrance of the city, and continued until she, the place has a small parking lot and if you can enjoy a beautiful sunset, but don't have access to the lighthouse and all around him, the place is all surrounded.
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  • Best place to watch the sun set and moon rise at the same time. Better with local seafood take out.
  • Beautiful scenery definitely will go back there soon. Love being by the ocean. Very clean place
  • Is now a Coast Guard station with limited access. Couldn't go in, sad. Try in summer.
  • Peaceful nature loving people can enjoy the sunset and sunrise on the shore of bleed blue Atlantic. This place is bit windy. You need a pullover to protect yourself. There is a byke track so any one can go by byke. This light house is protected area by USA Navy. You can not ride inside the light house. Parking area is not much big and constracted. View towards the blue see is really eye soothing. There is few wooden bench where you can sit and enjoy the beauty. It is a perfect place to refresh your lazy and tired mind within a sec.
  • This is the best spot for sunsets, sunrises, moongazing, stargazing, and oceangazing. From pretty much anywhere you can see the entire ocean, and it's really just breathtaking. On cold days/nights, you can even just park and stay in your car - there's a great view of the ocean right from the parking lot.

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