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Bowen's Wharf, Newport

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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.
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  • It might be a central location in Newport. Lots of cute shops and restaurants lined pretty. I think the best view in front of the sea, like sea tension rise place. Of October is little slow in the summer as is, saw quite a lot of tourists. Unfortunately, people of Asian descent have much welcome shop; Caring so window-shopping is not talked to well into the shop and was not served at all.
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  • We walked for a couple of hours and kept discovering new places to shop or drink not to be missed Well maintained amazing shops picked up a Scala Fedora  more »
  • We have visited this place several times over the years . . . enjoying the stores, which several are pretty cool, and worth visiting. In addition, there is a wide array of eateries and bars, to get fo...  more »
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  • I have been working with Bowen's Wharf and the Bowen's Wharf Marina for the past three years and it has been an incredible experience to say the least. From all of the staff to all of the tenants, everyone is a delight to deal with and it never really feels like "work". If you are looking for a great and authentic Newport experience, then I'd highly suggest taking a stroll through or tying your boat off at the Marina for some fun at Bowen's Wharf.
  • We enjoy the Clarke Cooke House for lunch or dinner. There's something for everyone there (both the seafood lovers and vegans in the family). Not a huge vegan choice but enough to get by. Great views of Newport harbor. Some cute shops, as well, including the Newport museums shop.
  • Quaint and friendly waterfront shopping area with lovely restaurants and wine bars. We've been consistently impressed with the quality of the food and drinks, and the wide variety of local handicrafts.
  • Great place to spend an afternoon with the family. You can take a boat ride, get on a fishing boat. Live music in the summer time. Good restaurants. We tried the 22 Bowens Grille (see reviews and photos for it) and it was a good food. Parking can be tricky to find, especially during the busy times.
  • I had my favorite beer battered cod and it was the flakiest most delicious ever my mouth is watering now for more if I lived closer i would be there tonight. Returning next year. Music awesome people friendly and prices were fair
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