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Bowen's Wharf, Newport

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Pier / Boardwalk
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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TripAdvisor
  • Bowens Wharf is off the main street near the waterfront in Neport. It is know for it's many shops, but also for the atmosphere of being near the ocean. Cruise ships count this as their first stop. Par...  more »
  • Even if you have no shopping to do, it's a quaint and pleasant place to walk around - so unlike sterile gigantic malls. Within view of water or grass or neat-looking buildings at all times. There is a...  more »
  • All the stores were so cute and they had a variety of of stores with lots of good sales. We had lunch in a cute place.  more »
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  • Nice place to walk around to explore with family and friends. Plenty of restaurants and places to shop. A little bit expensive but atmosphere is very nice.
  • Great shopping area in downtown Newport. We always head here for the Christmas tree lighting. Great views and tons of fun. Hit the Black Pearl for hot buttered rum!
  • Nice area to explore with friends or family. Little shops and eating areas. Plenty to do!
  • Great views! Fabulous shops to poke around in.
  • Great Little Store, with some nice hand made crafts and gifts.