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Beavertail Lighthouse - Jamestown, RI - Photo Credit Eliza Newland
Beavertail Lighthouse

Beavertail Point, Beavertail Road Jamestown, RI Phone: 401-423-3270

Location: Conanicut Island, Narragansett Bay

Accessibility: The lighthouse is located in Beavertail State Park at the end of Beavertail Road, at the southern tip of Conanicut Island. There is free parking. The grounds are open to the public, and there is a museum and gift shop in the assistant keeper's house, operated by the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association. The tower is not open to the public. Museum hours: May 27 to June 10, weekends and Memorial Day, noon-3 p.m.; mid-June to mid-September, daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; mid-September to Columbus Day, weekends, noon-3 p.m.
The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Lighthouse built in 1856. Light flashes white every six seconds; fog signal is one blast every 30 seconds.
Rose Island Lighthouse - near Newport, RI - Photo Credit Discover Newport
Rose Island Light

Rose Island in Newport Harbor Newport, RI, 02840 Phone: 401-847-4242

Rose Island is accessible by ferry from Newport or Jamestown, RI. Check the website of the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation for information on tours and directions. Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation offers tours and overnight accommodations, as well as various annual events, including a summer clambake. Guided tours of the self-sufficient lighthouse and grounds, including the 200-year-old Fort Hamilton restoration project. Picnic tables and public toilets available; after Labor Day, group and school tours are offered by appointment.
Prudence Island Light (Sandy Point Light)
Prudence Island Light (Sandy Point Light)

Location: Sandy Point, Prudence Island

Accessibility: Prudence Island can be reached by ferry from Bristol. The lighthouse is a mildly strenuous walk of about a mile from the ferry landing. The tower is not open to the public. The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Lighthouse built in 1823 (originally located in Newport Harbor).
Sakonnet Point Light

Location: Little Cormorant Rock, entrance to Sakonnet River

Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. It can be seen from the beach at Sakonnet Point. The facility: Lighthouse built in 1884. Light flashes white every six seconds with red sector.
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Nayatt Point Light

Location: East side of the mouth of the Providence River, Narragansett Bay

Accessibility: The lighthouse and grounds are privately owned and are not open to the public. The lighthouse is best viewed from the water. The facility: Lighthouse built in 1856.
Lime Rock Light (Ida Lewis Yacht Club)

Brenton Cove Newport, RI Phone:

Loction: Newport, Rhode Island

Accessibilty: Building is now the Ida Lewis Yacht Club. The yacht club is not open to the general public on a regular basis. Best views are from the many harbor cruises in Newport. The facility: Station established in 1854.
Conanicut Light (North Conanicut Light)

Location: North end of Conanicut Island

Accessibility: This lighthouse is not open to the public and is best viewed by boat. The facility: Lighthouse built in 1886.
Castle Hill Lighthouse - Newport, Ri - Photo Credit Shutterstock
Castle Hill Light

Location: East Passage of Narragansett Bay

Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open but the grounds are adjacent to the Castle Hill Inn and Resort and are open to the public.
The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Lighthouse built in 1890. Light flashes three seconds red alternating with three seconds darkness.
Hog Island Shoal Light

Location: Narragansett Bay, west of entrance to Mount Hope Bay

Accessibility: This lighthouse is not open to the public and is best seen by boat.
The facility: The structure is privately owned; the light is an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. Lighthouse built in 1901. Light alternates three seconds white with three seconds darkness; fog signal is two blasts every 30 seconds.
Bristol Ferry Light

Location: Narragansett Bay, near Mount Hope Bridge

Accessibility: This lighthouse is not open to the public. It can be seen from the end of Ferry Road in Bristol near the Mount Hope Bridge. The facility: Station established in 1855.