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The marked scenic route along the dramatic Atlantic shoreline that circles Newport.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (231 reviews)
“pull over” (43 reviews)
“mile drive” (68 reviews)
Newport, RI
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We explored Ocean Drive by night unintentionally and drove it again the next morning. The views were spectacular!!! Fun to dream about living there!

Thank tdrf
Reviewed yesterday

Great views and nice 10 mile bike loop. Can stop in at Castle Hill for a drink on the lawn or just power it our and get some exercise. Traffic was not a problem.

Thank Erinlee401
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the most stunning views in the world! On weekends in the summer bring a kite and join the dozens of novice and experienced kite flyers who come from all over the world

Thank Cynthanny
Reviewed 3 days ago

Drive this and dream of living along this beautiful drive of estates and ocean. Enjoy a stop at the beach at the end.

Thank bhfoodie2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Also called 12 mile drive, it winds around the peninsula of Aquidneck Island which includes Newport. it makes a great bike ride as well. Halfway around, a State park right on the water is where a lot of people fly kites and picnic. Al the...More

Thank vagabond3025
Reviewed 6 days ago

Four seasons of greatness. Lots to do and see. Always lots to choose from. Comedy, dining or just drinks overlooking the Newport Bridge.

Thank Debbie3074
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though we toured the mansions of Newport we really enjoyed the ocean drive. We did it the day after a huge snow storm in an intermediate-sized car. The road was plowed and passable, even after the massive snow fall. We enjoyed the views of...More

Thank tallmich
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to include this in your trip to Newport, any time of the year. It's an easy, enjoyable drive with beautiful ocean views on one side, and stunning homes on the other. You can also take one of the trolley tours (highly recommended) that...More

Thank LaFontaine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this walk as a family leaving early in the morning by 6 AM and parking at one end of Bellevue. A good 14 miles back --- bring water and a snack and it was great. Good bathrooms at Fort Adams as a half...More

Thank anywhereonearth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ocean Drive is just a great thing to do any time of the year. We drove it in October and again in December on a very cold day. The views are incredible! We stopped briefly to walk on the rocks but it was bitterly cold...More

Thank Cttraveler66
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Joanne R
23 July 2017|
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Response from PapaGuru | Reviewed this property |
There really aren't any spots, the parking lot at Brenton Point offers access but the rocks are slippery and once you go in getting up is a problem. going in is best at Easton beach or in the harbor. there are a few places... More
22 May 2017|
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Response from CaptainDG | Reviewed this property |
We love visiting the Castle Hill Inn and Restaurant on the drive, adjacent to the Coast Guard station. Overlooking the Bay and ocean, the front lawn is the site of numerous concerts during the summer, like a movie scene... More
Lisa G
24 February 2017|
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Response from 125rsd | Reviewed this property |
This is only a foot path on a rocky ledge if the sea! Padlock your bike at the end of the street at the entrance to the cliff walk.