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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 good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
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"black pearl"
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"harbor tours"
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"chowder"
in 8 reviews
"quaint shops"
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"lots of shops"
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"walk around"
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"great place to walk"
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"downtown newport"
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"new england"
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"sunset cruise"
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"boats"
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Very touristy area with lots of shopping near the waterfront. It wasn’t really worth it for us in terms of the views or general experience if you’ve never been to Newport. If we were to visit again we wouldn’t come back to this area (there...More

2  Thank Stephanie M
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to sit by the water and enjoy iced coffee. This is a very relaxing place to sit and unwind.

Thank sushiguy79
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Bowen's Wharf is part of the Historic Port area for tourists. Despite of the regular traffic, the buildings are somehow rundown and roads full of potholes. It seems that the place fails to attract locals.More

Thank Leon L
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Bowen's W, Marketing Director at Bowen's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Dear Leon, Thank you for your comments. Indeed, the transition from winter to spring this year has been challenging, especially so because of the weather! Our 200-year old buildings are often being repainted and repaired. We're wrapping up two store renovations and our neighbors are...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Location parking is sparse so you will likely park elsewhere and stroll here There are some nice restaurants, galleries and gift stores here Marina area was pretty empty in March which made for some nice photos

Thank JZoopa
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Bowen's W, Marketing Director at Bowen's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

So glad you enjoyed taking photos around downtown!

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Very nice outdoor shopping/restaurant area. Lots of small shops and good looking restaurants. Parking could be a challenge in season.

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Love this area the most. Its charm is so American, thats what I love about it. the shops are gorgeous with unusually wonderful.

Thank Sallyb73
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

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

1  Thank peter l
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Bowen's W, Marketing Director at Bowen's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

"Hat's off to you!"

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

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 food and drink, ranging in price to fit...More

Thank Mark G
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Bowen's W, Marketing Director at Bowen's Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Well done, the Illuminated Boat Parade and Bowen's Wharf Block Party are a festive way to start the holiday season!

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

We enjoyed the little hike to this special spot. The sight was truly breath taking. What a perfect place to stop with a picnic. The steps to the light house will get your heart pumping a little bit faster but are quite safe. The waves...More

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Sliders, Chowder and fries - we were in a hurry and the place was heaving so not the best way to check things out but the staff at the Wharf Bar were fine and the food was okay.

Thank hayman2
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charm478
September 24, 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
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Natalie S
July 3, 2017|
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Response from Traci P | Reviewed this property |
Usually 6-7pm
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Daryl007_11
May 20, 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.
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