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Brenton Point State Park, Newport

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Brenton Point State Park is a public recreation area occupying 89 acres (36 ha) at the southwestern tip of Aquidneck Island in the town of Newport, Rhode Island. The state park offers wide vistas of the Atlantic Ocean where it meets Narragansett Bay. The park lies adjacent to the Newport Country Club, part of Newport's Ocean Drive Historic District. It is managed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Parks and Recreation, and is overseen by the staff at nearby Fort Adams State Park.

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  • Brenton Point State Park is a nice area along Ocean Drive where one may park for free and enjoy the sights and sounds of the mighty ocean. There is an open area where one may stroll or fly kites... 
    Brenton Point State Park is a nice area along Ocean Drive where one may park for free and enjoy the sights and sounds of the mighty ocean. There is an open area where one may stroll or fly kites...  more »
  • So much fun to sit and watch the kites and fishermen. Waves were really breaking. Lots of sailboats passing by. We brought our own lunch to picnic there. 
    So much fun to sit and watch the kites and fishermen. Waves were really breaking. Lots of sailboats passing by. We brought our own lunch to picnic there.  more »
  • Lovely place to visit for a while. Pack a picnic and some chairs (benches available there) and enjoy the views. We were there on a day with large ocean swells and the surf breaking over the rocks... 
    Lovely place to visit for a while. Pack a picnic and some chairs (benches available there) and enjoy the views. We were there on a day with large ocean swells and the surf breaking over the rocks...  more »
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  • Amazing area. Great for kite flying with a vendor on site that sells amazing kites!! We always spend the day here snacking, walking around the mansion, playing near the water. My family loves it here we go every year. Just bring some yard games, music, kites and charcoal and you have a day full of fun and relaxation.
  • Brenton Point Park is located at the tip of the Ocean Drive surrounded by water on three sides. It has an amazing view of the sea and the coast of Newport. The park has picnic and BBQ accommodations and plenty of space for your little ones to run around. If you have some time to kill and want to spend a few hours outside this is a perfect place to visit with your family.
  • Brenton point is a wonderful place to go and relax with the family. It also happens to get really great wind for kite flying. Home of the annual Newport Kite Festival in July. The grassy field works nice for tents and cook outs. Parking surrounds the park though can get busy at times. The panoramic view of the ocean is picturesque especially when boats are sailing by. The waves crash up on the rocks which are fun to explore. Many people go fishing too. Lots to do. (and it's free)
  • Love this park! The views are stunning. We held a large picnic here in August, and it was nice and cool being surrounded by the water. There are grills and picnic tables that are first come first serve. I recommend getting there early afternoon if you want to use them. Parking is limited, and it gets very crowded around 1pm in the summer.
  • Very nice sunset view, the park was clean kids had fun. Flying kits is a good time pass activity here. A Stroll along ocean Ave watching the sun set and the passing boats was nice.

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