ocean drive in newport, rhode island
10 miles of commanding coastline meets one winding road on Newport’s iconic Ocean Drive. Start your journey just off historic Bellevue Avenue and continue along for an undeniably tranquil journey with heart-stopping views. You’ll pass by Gilded Age mansions, Hammersmith Farm where Jackie Kennedy grew up, Brenton Point State Park, Fort Adams State Park, and Gooseberry Beach, a favorite summertime spot. Don’t forget to roll the windows down to catch the soothing sound of rippling waves meeting the shoreline.
- Calendar of Events
- Summer on The Coast
- Top 10 Things To Do
- Free Things To Do
- Boating + Sailing
- Cliff Walk
- Ocean Drive
- Arts + Culture
- Entertainment + Nightlife
- Family Fun
- Farms + Orchards
- Historic Places
- Outdoor Recreation
- Rainy Day Activities
- Spa + Wellness
- Water Sports
- Wineries + Breweries
- Explore + Save
Is there an entrance fee?
You can’t put a price tag on nature’s allure. Ocean Drive is free and open to the public.
When is the best time of day to visit?
The real magic here happens at dawn when a sunrise palette paints the sky and you’ve got the road all to yourself. Sunset is also a popular time to visit, but you’ll want to get a head start as the road tends to get busy.
Where does Ocean Drive start?
You can start your journey from multiple locations.
- From downtown: Begin at the intersection of Thames Street and Wellington Avenue.
- From Bellevue Avenue: Begin at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Coggeshall Avenue, at the very end of Bellevue Avenue
Best Fairs + Festivals This Summer
Summer on The Coast: name something better. We'll wait.
Insider's Guide to Newport's Best Beaches
Whether you're looking to bask in the water or sink into a beach chair with your toes in the sand, these beaches have just what you need: sand, sun and the perfect amount of sea breeze.
Baseball in Downtown Newport
Now it's time for you to root root root for the home team, #GoGulls.
Outdoor Concert Series Happening This Summer
Live outdoor music and summer go hand-in-hand, especially on The Classic Coast where waterfront parks and historic gardens set the stage for open-air performances.