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Newport, RI, Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive, Newport, RI, at sunset (photo by Eric H.) 

Article and photo by Eric H.

The several miles of winding roads at Ocean Drive, in Newport, RI, afford the New England traveler some
of the most spectacular, scenic Atlantic Ocean views at the New England coast. While the drive is simply stunning, we also recommend exploring the great outdoors here, whether it be some sunning and swimming at Gooseberry Beach, or fishing, hiking, picnicking at Brenton Point State Park. As the day winds down on Ocean Drive, you might be lucky enough to see a spectacular sunset, like the one pictured above.  Also noteworthy is the mid-point of the drive where the Narragansett Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. It's one of those "you just had to be there" scenarios -- the written word cannot fully describe the vast, panoramic scenic coastal glory. The bottom line is that if you enjoy ocean views, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better place than Ocean Drive.  Another wonderful aspect about Ocean Drive is that the rest of Newport extends the travel fun with its other main attractions: the famous mansion tours, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the 3.5 mile Cliff Walk with wonderful ocean views the whole way, Easton's Beach and some of the best local shopping (boutiques, galleries, old-fashioned gift and clothing shops, etc.) and waterfront seafood dining (try the Black Pearl at Bannister's Wharf, downtown!) in New England.

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