Visiting Newport

The City of Newport is located at the southern end of Aquidneck Island in Narragansett Bay, about 30 miles southeast of Rhode Island's capital of Providence.  The City is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the south, Narragansett Bay on the west, and by the Town of Middletown on the northeast.  Newport is 11 square miles in size, with 7.7 square miles of land and 3.3 square miles of inland water. Location is readily accessible to the west by Interstate 95 via the Jamestown and Pell Bridges, and to the north by Routes 24 and Interstate 195 via the Mount Hope Bridge and the Sakonnet River Bridge.  

Easton's Beach

Boasting Atlantic-facing waves, close proximity to Newport's famed Cliff Walk, historic carousel, aquarium, and snack bar, discover why Easton's Beach is a favorite for locals and visitors alike!

  • Easton's Beach Rotunda
  • Save the Bay Aquarium
  • Parking & Directions

Newport Harbor

Whether you're traveling by car, train, plane, or boat, visitng Newport is a breeze. Map your route to the Classic Coast here. 

Public Amenities

​There’s a lot to explore in Newport! With 35 parks, 8 historic cemeteries, the famous 3.5 mile Cliff Walkand numerous athletic facilities, there’s a lot to see and do. Visit the Parks and Open Space page to learn more about each location managed by the Buildings, Grounds & Forestry Division, and download the Newport Parks Explorer app (for iOS and Android) to take Newport with you!

Discover Newport

Discover Newport is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the nine townships of Newport & Bristol Counties (Jamestown, Little Compton, Bristol,  Warren, Tiverton, Barrington, Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth) as a premier destination for business and leisure travel.  Discover Newport operates the Newport Gateway Visitor’s Center and the Bristol Visitor’s Center, which both offer admission tickets to area attractions and events, maps, brochures, local information and a convenient place to park.

Currently in Newport