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    Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

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Located on Narragansett Bay at the end of the historic Ocean Drive Castle Hill Lighthouse is an active navigation aid for vessels entering the East Passage between Conanicut Island and Aquidneck Island.

Park at the Castle Hill Cove Marina and walk across the street. Follow the sidewalk left and you will see a small sign that states "Castle Hill Lighthouse" on your right. Follow the short well beaten path to the lighthouse. You will hear the waves crashing and smell the fresh ocean air.

The lighthouse itself is closed to the public but the grounds are not. There is a series of stairs leading down to the lighthouse. Here you can go out on the rock, use caution.

From the area of the lighthouse you can view the Castle Hill Inn and the Newport Bridge. The lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

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Easy simple path to get to the back of the lighthouse but be careful walking on rocks around it as they can get very slippery. Be sure to bring a camera, you will get some amazing pictures.

20 days ago
20 days ago

Easy trip, nice Lighthouse with multiple vantage points to set up compositions of the lighthouse and Claiborne Pell Newport bridge. Sun sets across the water from the lighthouse over Beavertail, could also possibly be taken in a panorama

6 months ago
6 months ago

This is one of the best lighthouses in New England to photograph. The lighthouse sits right on the bay, on a rocky cliff which can lead to some amazing photographs both at sunrise and sunset.

10 months ago
10 months ago

This lighthouse is small but it has a beautiful view of the Newport bridge and a beautiful view of the water too.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Rebecca Nichols Explorer

I hike to push my limits both mentally and physically, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and just to get away from it all. Every chance I get you will find me in the mountains, on a kayak or ending my day by the campfire!

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