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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!
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  • Poor1%
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13 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI 02840-3004
+1 401-849-2243
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice, conveniently located with lots of restaurants and shops. Easy to walk. Some parking on site and more on the street, although this is within walking distance of many hotels. Sailing tours leave from the wharf, too.

Thank serenitywriter
Reviewed 1 week ago

right on Thames street, this is an outdoor wharf area with many (10 plus) restaurants and several higher end shops. several pubs and bars as well. also is the place to pick up boat tours.

Thank timriordan
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you travel Newport has to be on the list. What a place! The waterfront is loaded with restaurant gems and the views are spectacular! Bowen's Wharf we saw by water, the best advantage of all!

Thank AliceMA007
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a parasailing and sailing tour that left from this vibrant marina area with lots of shops, restaurants, and water activities. A fun place to visit.

Thank Marie121316
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is exceptionally beautiful! Amazing scenery! Boats filled the harbor while savory smells linger everywhere you turn! Seafood. Sweets. Mexican flare food. Shops all around! Perfect place to sit and relax while watching the ships sail out to open waters.

Thank KristataAndJerry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint place to walk around. There are not many shops, but you can definitely find a nice place to eat or make reservations for sailboat and other tours.

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was on my list to visit but I was little disappointed. A few upscale shops and some restaurants. You can take a boat tour from here. It took us 10 minutes to walk around and then we left.

Thank lois p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Bowen's Warf, but were disapointed that there weren't many shops...mainly just restaurants. There were many more shops across the street (maybe this is part of the warf? but most were closed.

Thank eatsleeptour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a late reservation, but the staff was up to it and we closed down the place. The food was wonderful and everything as fresh and tasty. It's a must try in Newport.

Thank Traveler00101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wharf was small but attractive with nice shops and several restaurants, but be prepared for high prices.

Thank Laura C
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The best restaurant around Bowen's Wharf.
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.