Transient Moorings and Dinghy Docks

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Transient moorings in Newport Harbor are on a first come first serve basis. Mariners can inquire to availability by hailing the Newport Harbormaster on VHF. Channel 16.

Sunset over Newport Harbor (Photo credit: Bill Coogan)


  • Transient dockage can be found at the Ann Street Pier or Perrotti Park. Dockage is on a first come first serve basis.
  • Transient Dockage Rate = $.50/ft/hour. No Overnight Dockage available at these locations.
  • Both docks can accomodate vessels up to 40' LOA

Mariners may hail the Newport Harbormaster on VHF Channel 16 for further information.

Perrotti Park  401 845-5817


Ann Street Pier/ Maritime Center 401-845-5870 or 401-845-5816

Click on the link to view a chart of Newport Harbor: Npt Harbr Chartlet



Public dinghy docks, driftway storage and rack storage

Public Dinghy Docks can be found in the following locations:

  • Ft.Adams
  • Sail Newport
  • King Park*
  • West Extension Street*
  • Ann Street pier
  • Bowens Wharf (privately owned dock)
  • Perrotti Park
  • Inn at Long Wharf
  • Elm Street Pier (Loading Dock, 20 min. time limit)

*Please note that West Extension Street and King Park are the only overnight dinghy docks. All others are daily, transient dinghy docks. Dinghies left overnight will be ticketed.

King Park Dinghy Rack. Permit Required


If you are interested in purchasing a sticker for your kayak or dinghy please read the information below.


Due to the high demand and popularity of the King Park Rack, Pump Station Rack, Willow Street Rack,  rack space will be allotted by a lottery system.  You must be a Newport Resident to apply. If you wish to obtain a space on the rack, you must enter the lottery.  Applications for rack space will be accepted Feb 1-Feb 28. The lottery drawing will take place on Monday, March 4th, 2019 at 9:00am at the Newport Harbormaster Office, 39 Americas Cup Avenue (Perrotti Park). Application below:     


 Washington Street Driftway Storage

If you would like to store your dinghy or kayak at one of the driftways, you may purchase a sticker for any of the Washington Street driftways starting on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Harbormaster Office, located at 39 Americas Cup Avenue. The office is open 8:00am-4:00pm.

  2019 Driftway Storage Application                              

 Dinghy storage is available at the following driftway locations:

  • Battery Street
  • Cherry Street
  • Chestnut Street
  • Cypress Street
  • Pine Street
  • Popular Street
  • Walnut Street
  • Willow Street

If you have questions regarding the dinghy driftway storage or the rack storage please call our office at 401-845-5815 or 401-845-5816. Email:








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