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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 1 week ago

This wharf is a little touristy but its not cheesy. Don't miss eating the chowder at The Black Pearl - we sat at the bar overlooking teh wharf.The Madeleine Sunset Cruise was a highlight as well.

Thank MegWesternAustralia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bowen's wharf has wonderful restaurants and shops and is hopping in the summer! We popped over for lunch and continued to come back every day we were in Newport. There is a lot to do and right in the heart of downtown Newport, so definitely...More

Thank akat1983
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to go fishing, eat or shop, this is the place for you. In the heart of Newport Bowen's Wharf is a great place to start within walking distance of many other sites.

Thank MamaRowe .
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always crowded. There's great souvenir shopping and many high end boutiques. A great place for lunch, drinks and dinner. Sit out and watch the people, the boats, the Sailors, etc.

Thank moosella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved walking around Bowen's Wharf. So many great restaurants, bars, shops, and people watching!

Thank Anna-Claire W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply nice place to visit while in Newport. You can not miss it is just in the center of town when you see a huge harbor with yachts and ships - you are right there. June month is perfect time to visit Newport and enjoy...More

Thank tk3232
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a small place there are a plethora of shops, restaurants, boat excursions. the vibe is exciting. Everyone is happy. It is fun looking at the yachts in the harbor.

Thank smurawski
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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Natalie S
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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.