Jamestown is approximately 10 minutes from Newport and accessible by car or ferry. Also known as Conanicut Island, Jamestown sits perched at the mouth of the Narragansett Bay, crowned by historic Beavertail Lighthouse. Over the Pell Bridge to the east is Newport and over the Verrazano Bridge to the west is the mainland, Kingston. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Jamestown’s quaint village featuring unique shops and inviting restaurants, or spend the day at the beach, kayaking, fishing, by visiting a lighthouse or windmill, or exploring the historic forts.
Until the Verrazano Bridge, also called the Jamestown Bridge, was built in 1940, the only access to the island was by ferry.