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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...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s one of the most famous spots in Newport for a reason — along with adjacent Bannister’s Wharf, Bowen’s is a one-of-a-kind place for shopping, dining, and people-watching. Given that it’s right on the water, it makes sense that you feel connected to the sea...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the place where you'll find all your shops, restaurants and bars. Easy walking distance to hotels and easy to get around.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spend quite a bit of time wandering around here. It is a good place to eat, shop and enjoy the Newport ambiance.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place to spend time. Many shops, galleries, coffees spots and restaurants. Of course every thing is on the expensive side. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a sailing cruise.

Thank Yelena892
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely LOVE Newport, RI!!! Being sailors from the Midwest (Michigan), we love the atmosphere of everything boats and water. In my humble opinion, this is the sailing mecca of the East Coast and quite possibly the entire United States! Bowen's Wharf gets you right...More

Thank ScottB3321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to walk through and look at all the restaurants and shops and people watch. If you are lucky enough to get a chair or bench to sit down you can people watch for hours. Lots of restaurants and shops too.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking around Newport visiting the restaurants and shops was a great experience. We took a delightful harbor cruise. Bowens Wharf is easy to locate.

Thank bcdelorme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to walk around so e really cool shops thames street was really cool there is a great park to sit and relax in some cool art shops definitely worth the stop.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great visit to Bowen's Wharf. Several fantastic restaurants, lots of shops, plenty of people watching, and great views of the harbor and hundreds of sailboats. Try to park on the street or in one of the nearby lots. We never parked on the wharf...More

1  Thank serenitywriter
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A must see while in Newport! Great for walking around, eating, drinking, shopping, people watching, dessert, music, everything! Very close to the Newport Marriott. Prob about an 8 min. walk along the harbor. Very family friendly, happy, friendly atmosphere. Loved walking around here with our...More

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charm478
24 September 2017|
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Response from sanitationgirl2000 | Reviewed this property |
across the street is Thames street. Its like many blocks of parking Facing the main road which you will cross over to get to the wharf. Its VERY difficult to find parking. I was there at 10:30 and couldnt find anything on... More
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Natalie S
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Response from Traci P | Reviewed this property |
Usually 6-7pm
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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.
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