Point Judith Lighthouse, Narragansett

3.9
#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in South County
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.
Using our international travel planner, Narragansett attractions like Point Judith Lighthouse can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
Create an itinerary including Point Judith Lighthouse
map
Point Judith Lighthouse Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
233 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • Was lucky enough to visit on a nice clear day. Great views of the water in different directions. Next time we'll picnic there.  more »
  • It's really too bad that the lighthouse is surrounded by an imposing chain link fence that even inhibits getting a good photograph of it. On the good side, there is a good-sized free parking lot with ...  more »
  • we drove to this light after the ferry. The view from the ferry was distant and not very clear. The light is nice , the signage to the light is very good.  more »
Google
  • It is a very beautiful light house. It's a United States Coast Guard base. Unfortunately you can not go on the property to touch or stand next to the light unless you have an appointment. Still Amazing to see from a distance.
  • Such a beautiful location. On a warm summer day the cool sea breeze is magical. Wrap up warm though if the weather is colder !
  • Best veiw of the ocean and the bay!
  • I grew up in R.I. and moved away 40 years ago. While back here to visit family, I decided it was high time to visit with my wife and kids for the first time. Excellent stop. I wonder how many people in R.I. have never been here either. There is a small footpath to the right of the lighthouse fence which leads to the beachhead where you can see Block Island.
  • My husband and I got Married standing right at the lighthouse. We went back after 5 years and will be there in Sept for our 10 th Anniversary. Even if we can't get up to it any more it will always be our special place. It is absolutely beautiful. It will always be our special place.

Plan your trip to Narragansett

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Narragansett

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Narragansett by other users

9 days in Rhode Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Narragansett BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Rhode Island BY A USER FROM BELGIUM June, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Narragansett BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Narragansett BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Narragansett BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Narragansett BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Narragansett BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Rhode Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Narragansett BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Narragansett BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in New England & New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans