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Top Spots to Watch the Sunset in Rhode Island

If you’re looking for a location that provides the perfect backdrop to capture an unforgettable moment of peace and beauty, Rhode Island’s mesmerizing shoreline with its 300+ miles of coastline is your ideal spot. With plenty of small islands dotting the landscape, finding a great place from which to take in one of RI’s breathtaking sunsets is easy. To help provide some ideas on where best to enjoy these stunning sights, we compiled our favorite sunset spots throughout this blog post – so let us know yours in the comments below!

Best Places to See the Sunset in Jamestown, RI

Beavertail State Park

Beavertail lies on the southern point of Jamestown. The rocky coastline and Beavertail Lighthouse enhance any photos.

Jamestown Harbor

After watching a sunset onto the Newport Bridge in Jamestown Harbor, you can head up the road for dinner at the supercute treehouse in Simpatico.

North Road

You will likely drive North Road to get off Jamestown from Beavertail State Park.

Napatree Point is an extraordinary haven in Rhode Island that I frequently visit. Whether you are looking for a more leisurely stroll or a lengthy excursion, the Watch Hill Lighthouse and plethora of fascinating bird species make this place simply breathtaking. If you’re interested in capturing some truly special photos with lens ball photography like mine above, click on this Amazon link — as an affiliate, I’ll get commission if you decide to purchase one!

Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Newport, RI

Bowen’s Wharf

This area is a perfect spot to eat and shop and enjoy the sunset, as the entire waterfront is bathed in warm, golden light, and waterfront windows are ablaze with reflections of the sun.

An Sunset Cruise From Bowen’s Wharf

Make the most of your evening with a cruise along Newport Harbor . As you journey past lighthouses, harbor mansions, Clingstone and Jamestown; indulge in one complimentary “special drink” for added flavor! Sip on drinks from our well-stocked teak wood bar as you take in all that this incredible area has to offer. You can’t get a better view of the Newport Sunset then on a sunset cruise from Bowen’s Wharf.

Van Zandt Pier, Newport

The Newport Bridge creates an extraordinary backdrop to Rhode Island’s picturesque sunsets, including its renowned landmark. Stretching from this pier, it’s a vision you won’t want to miss.

Rooftop Bar at the Vanderbilt Hotel

The one time I have been here, the service was not very good, but you definitely can’t beat the view overlooking the Newport Bridge and the town.

The Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Narragansett, Rhode Island

Great Island, Narraganset

Picture this—make your way down Galilee Escape Road and you’ll be gifted with a stunning view of the sun setting over Great Island in Narragansett. Don’t miss out on this breathtaking sight!

Best Places to Watch the Sunset in North Kingstown, RI

North Kingstown Town Beach

Gaze at the stunning hues of North Kingstown Town Beach or Wickford Village, even though they face east rather than west.

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