Stunning scenery is synonymous with Newport. From scenic trails and miles of unspoiled coastline to bustling wharves and buildings steeped in historic charm, Newport boasts some of the most picturesque sights in the world. Here are the 11 most Instagrammable spots in Newport County. #NoFilterNeeded
Castle Hill Lighthouse
The crème de la crème. The cream of the crop. Would referencing it as the Taj Mahal of Newport be going too far? Maybe. But that will not stop us. If you didn’t capture a shot of Castle Hill Lighthouse while you were in Newport, did you actually come to Newport at all? #CastleHillLight
The Claiborne Pell Bridge
The Pell Bridge is so Instafamous that overtime it has developed it’s own hashtag and is now warmly regarded as #ThatNPTBridge. Day or night, from Newport (Tip: the Van Zandt Pier is perfect for an up close and personal shot) or Jamestown, the 46 year old bridge is a sight to behold – obviously.
Colt State park
Tucked away in the quaint town of Bristol, Colt State Park is often referred to as the “gem” of the state park system. Stone walls, curving drives along one of the state’s most spectacular shorelines and 464 acres of sprawling lawns come together to create the most worthy of Instagram sights.
Also known as Peabody’s Beach, Third Beach in Middletown is situated on the other side of Sachuest Point and set in a cove – perfect for catching a scenic photo equipped with all the elements – water, earth, fire (otherwise known as the sky in this case).
The Cliff Walk
One of Newport’s most beloved attractions, The Cliff Walk affords breathtaking scenery with 3.5 miles of rocky coastline on one side and Gilded Age mansions on the other. Cue the newsfeed envy.
A little unexpected, yes, but trust us: pair the view of First Beach from the upstairs deck with a lobster roll or a stuffie and you’ve got yourself a winner. Plus the kid in us can’t get enough of that face-in-a-hole outside.
Much like anywhere else in adorable Bristol, Bristol Harbor will leave you scrambling to find your phone to capture the moment. Endless ocean mirrors the sky for a photo bursting with color.
Once occupied as a coastal defense battery and training camp during the American Revolution, Fort Wetherill in Jamestown sits atop 100 foot high granite cliffs across the water from Fort Adams State Park with unparalleled views of Narragansett Bay. Perfect for reveling an infamous NPT sunrise (Side note: the actual fort has become a graffiti masterpiece.)
The historic 10-mile drive is filled with picturesque views of mansions and endless coastline. Park your car at Brenton Point and enjoy the heavenly oasis.
Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum
Ranked by Yankee Magazine as one of the five best public gardens in New England, Blithewold is a 45-room English-style manor mansion situated on Narragansett Bay in Bristol and boasts five vibrant and lavish gardens.
We will allow these photos to speak for themselves.
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