The Conimicut Lighthouse is just offshore from the tip of Conimicut Point Park. Visitors may not enter the lighthouse, but it is a charming companion to a day of picnicking or tide pool exploration at the park’s beach. Nice for lighthouse fans to photograph. This lighthouse was built in 1868 because of the danger to mariners of the rocky waters between Rocky Point and Bristol. It’s light flashes every 2.5 seconds, and if the day is foggy, the lighthouse’s warning horn can be heard from a great distance over the water and in the city.
Warwick Neck Light
Location: Warwick Neck, Narragansett Bay
Accessibility: The station serves as Coast Guard housing and is closed to the public. Partial views are possible from the end of Warwick Neck Avenue; the best views are from the water. This lighthouse has served as the site of the Easter Sunrise Service hosted by the Shawomet Baptist Church since 1923. The facility: Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation. First lighthouse was built in 1827. In 1932, a new cast-iron light tower was built 75 feet closer to the water, but after damage to the foundation from the 1938 hurricane, the lighthouse was moved back to its present location. Light is green, occulting every four seconds; a horn blasts every 15 seconds.
Pomham Rocks Light
Location: East side of Providence River
Accessibility: The lighthouse is not open to the public. It can be seen from the East Bay Bike Path in East Providence. The facility: Owned by Exxon Mobil and leased to the American Lighthouse Foundation.