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Bowen's Wharf

13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-849-2243
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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. Bowen's Wharf: The Anchor of the Newport Waterfront!
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-849-2243
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place to see Harbor and to also shop, have coffee, ice cream or a nice meal. Lots of art galleries in the area.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sailmaker's shops, sail-drying lofts and a whole array of buildings that were essential for a busy maritime experience are what you'll find on historic Bowen's Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island. Brick walls, granite quays and 18th century commercial wharf buildings bring you back to the...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has some stores to walk around and look at. you might find a candy store to drift into but honestly its really nothing to say you must go and see or do. If its a nice day its window shop,but theres not all...More

Thank sanitationgirl2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bowen's Wharf is right on the water, with a schooner at the dock just feet from the restaurant. Very limited harbor views, but the food is reliably good and the menu is varied.

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vibrant area right on the waterfront with lots of shops and restaurants catching the tourists off the big cruise ships. Quite upmarket and a bit on the expensive side, but worth the premium.

Thank jandlUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has tons of restaurants and little shops. It's so cute to walk around and grab a bite to eat or even have a drink. It's right by the water which makes for very pretty scenery!

Thank job117125
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Newport experience and worth a visit for lovely al fresco dining and quaint shops. Awesome boats and fabulous people watching.

Thank LuxeTraveller23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to step out and get coffee or sweets. Great for a few photos and lunch. Ties this in with a tour of the area or before you go to the Sachuet Wildlife Preserve at the point!

Thank jwreed12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One cannot say they have visited Newport's waterfront if you have not strolled around Bowen's Warf and the surrounding area. Don't miss it.

Thank KirD
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Coffee Shops, Sweet Shops, ofcourse Sea Food, and unique shops make up this waterside wharf. Very close proximity to other wharfs and Thames St.

1  Thank Dina M
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24 September 2017|
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Response from sanitationgirl2000 | Reviewed this property |
across the street is Thames street. Its like many blocks of parking Facing the main road which you will cross over to get to the wharf. Its VERY difficult to find parking. I was there at 10:30 and couldnt find anything on... More
Natalie S
3 July 2017|
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Response from Traci P | Reviewed this property |
Usually 6-7pm
20 May 2016|
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Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
Just steps away from Bowen's Wharf is the Black Pearl on Bannister's Wharf.Nice atmosphere,great clam chowder.