Lighthouse (n.) : A tower containing a beacon of light to warn or guide ships at sea.
Otherwise known as historic structures that look great in photographs! Here are our great lighthouses in and around Newport and Bristol County (Plus, sneak a peek at which ones are available for tours):
Beavertail Lighthouse & Museum Jamestown, RI
USEFUL TIP: Check out when the scheduled openings are from the U.S. Coast Guard to ensure you can get to the top! The view won't disappoint.
Castle Hill Lighthouse Newport, RI
USEFUL TIP: visit at sunset photos for an unparalleled experiece!
Conanicut Lighthouse Jamestown, RI
FUN FACT: This lighthouse was featured in the film Moonrise Kingdom.
Dutch Island Lighthouse Jamestown, RI
Hog Island Shoal Lighthouse Portsmouth, RI
USEFULTIP: If you are taking the Prudence Island or BristolFerry you willpass right by this unique treasure.
Lime Rock (Ida Lewis Yacht Club) Light Newport, RI
The square granite tower that is Lime Rock Light was built in 1854. To reach it, the original keeper, Hosea Lewis, had to row 200 yards, which eventually proved to be nearly impossible during winter storms and poor weather. One year later, a permanent dwelling was attached to the building, which today stands as the Ida Lewis Yacht Club, named after Hosea's daughter who took over as lighthouse keeper in 1879 and saved more than a dozen people from drowning.
FUN FACT: The lighthouse is occasionally relit for private use during parts of the year.
Newport Harbor Lighthouse (Goat Island Light) Newport, RI
FUN FACT: The first structure built in this location was built in 1824, but later transported to Prudence Island in 1851 where it is known today as the Prudence Island Light
FUN FACT: This lighthouse is sometimes nicknamed,Chibacoweda, meaning "little place separated by a passage," due to its unique location.
Rose Island Lighthouse Newport, RI
FUN FACT: You can stay overnight on the first floor museum or become a keeper for night/week and stay on the second floor of the Lighthouse!
Sakonnet Point Light Little Compton, RI