From some of the most historic sites in the country to panoramic ocean views and architecture that will absolutely take your breath away, you're going to want to get up close and personal with this Classic Coast of ours. 

Feel free to park your ride in these lots, streets and somewhat secret spots, get out and enjoy the view. Here's everything you need to know.

 

 

PARKING LOTS

NEWPORT GATEWAY CENTER LOT

23 America's Cup Avenue, Newport
The Gateway Center serves as Newport's main transportation hub, with buses and trolleys departing regularly. Park your car in the lot and get on a trolley to travel throughout town worry-free.

Bonus: The Newport Visitor Center is located just inside with experts waiting to answer your questions on everything Newport -- where to eat and stay, what tours to take, events to appeal to whatever excites you and more.

Cost: 
  • November 1 - April 30: Free 
  • May 1 - October 31: $2 for the first half hour; $1.50 for each additional half hour.
  • Newport Residents: 3 hours free, once per day. (Resident Sticker required) 
Pro Tip: Receive the first half-hour free with validation from the Newport Visitor Center. 

 

​Hours of Operation:
  • Daily: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM

 

 

MARY STREET LOT 

Located between lower Mary Street and lower Church Street
The Mary Street lot offers more than 100 parking spaces, plus a public restroom open daily in season and operates on a Pay & Display system; pay at the display stations and place your receipt on the dashboard in your car.


Cost: 
  • November 1 - April 30: Free 
  • May 1 - October 31: $3 per hour; $20 per day; $30 overnight (good until 9:00 AM the following day)
  • Newport Residents: Up to 3 hours free, once per day. (Resident Sticker required) 
     
Hours of Operation: 
  • May 1 - October 31: 24 hours; Restrooms close daily at 8:00 PM

 

 

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EASTON'S BEACH LOT

Easton's Beach, Memorial Boulevard
The Easton's Beach lot is accessible from Memorial Boulevard. Seasonal parking passes are available to both Newport residents and non-residents for a fee at City Hall.

 

Cost: 
  • Memorial Day - September 1: $10 per car, weekdays. $20 per car weekends and holidays

 

Hours of Operation:
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

 

 

TOURO STREET LOT

The Touro Street parking lot is accessible from Clarke Street and offers 30 available spaces. Parking is limited to three hours. The lot runs on a Pay & Display parking meter which accepts coins, bills and credit cards. Simply select the number of hours you will be parked, make your payment and then place the receipt on your dashboard. 
 

Cost: 
  • November 1 - April 30: Free 
  • May 1 - October 31: $1.25 per hour 
  • Newport Residents: Up to 3 hours free, once per day. (Resident Sticker required) 

 

Hours of Operation: 
  • Daily: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

 

 

LONG WHARF LOT

The Long Wharf parking lot is accessible from America's Cup Avenue, and, like Touro, is a small lot of approximately thirty spaces. Parking is available for a maximum of nine hours per day. Payment is operated by a Pay & Display machine, which accepts coins, bills and credit cards. Simply select the number of hours you will be parked, make your payment and then place the receipt on your dashboard.
 

Cost: 
  • November 1 - April 30: Free 
  • May 1 - October 31: $1.25 per hour
     
Hours of Operation: 
  • Daily: 24 hours

 

 

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METERED PARKING

  • November 1 - April 30: No fee for parking at meters, but a 3 hour limit is in effect until 6:00 PM daily.
  • May 1 - October 31: Metered parking is in effect 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM daily. 
     
Cost: 
  • Downtown meters: $1.25 per hour, 3 hour limit
  • Beach meters on Memorial Blvd: $2 per hour, 3 hour limit 

 

Note: all meters accept coins or credit cards

 

METERED PARKING AT CLIFF WALK

Parking for Cliff Walk and Forty Steps is located at the end of Narragansett Avenue with a pay-by-plate parking meter. Parking is available for up to 4 hours. Enter your license plate number and make your payment - there's no need to put a receipt on your dashboard. Machine accepts credit cards, dollars and coins. 

 

 

HANDICAP PARKING

Handicap parking is free in designated handicap spaces on public streets and city-owned public lots. The meters do not need to be fed and parking stickers are not required.

 

 

FREE PARKING

Various locations throughout town exist without metered parking if you can find an available space, including Spring Street, one block up from Thames Street, Broadway and Wellington Avenue, located on lower Thames. 

 

 

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

The Residential Sticker Parking Program, in effect from May 1 - October 1, designates specific streets as Residential Sticker Parking streets which means that parking is restricted only to vehicles displaying a residential parking permit. Keep an eye out for signs on the streets where these restrictions are enforced as the rules vary from street to street.

 

 

 

 

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