Comfort Inn At Atlantic Beach
28 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842
Phone: (401) 619-2800
Fax: (401) 619-2814
Cliff Walk offers a legendary view of the ocean and some of the famous Mansion Row homes from Newport's gilded age. The 3.5-mile path lies just above the rocks where water meets shore. The views are breathtaking, but this is a real hike, you will need to be sharp-eyed and nimble, wear very good walking shoes, and be prepared to climb over a few rough spots. The Newport Historical Society conducts guided tours for seven dollars every Saturday morning at 10am, from May to September.
Boats, equipment, accessories and a wide range of expert services for boating and sailing are offered by this team of professionals.
A quiet pause in a busy day can be found in the restful green trim and polished mahogany of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum. Founded in 1747 on the principle of establishing good for mankind, and designed by American architect Peter Harrison, it is the oldest lending library and the first public classical building in America. Today, both members of the library and the public enjoy books, lectures, plays and exhibits in a true Athenaeum spirit. Guided tours daily with donation.
The Newport Art Museum and Art Association is located on Bellevue Avenue in the Griswold House, The Cushing Gallery and the Gilbert S. Kahn Building. Historic and contemporary artistic treasures, paintings, furniture and ornaments depicting the heritage of Newport are housed on 2 acres focusing on Rhode Island and southeastern New England. The Museum offer lectures, concerts, shops and an art school. From February through may, the Annual Members' Juried Exhibition is on display.
Sachuset Beach, sandwiched between First and Third beaches, is referred to as "Second Beach." Surrounded by reedy dunes, the beach is not accessible from the main road so unless traveling by foot you will have to pay for parking to collect seashells. Water sports are allowed. On a clear or cloudy day you can spot a few die-hard surfers who claim that this beach has the only surf worth riding in Newport.
The Elms was built in 1901 as the "cottage" of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind and eventually became known as another summer residence for the burgeoning population of the nouveaux riches at the turn of 20th Century. Modeled after the mid-18th-century château d'Asnieres outside Paris, The Elms showcases the Berwind's collections of art and ceramics. Now a historic landmark, you can learn its history and appreciate turn-of-the century gracious living. Admission: $11 adults, $4 children ages 6-17. It opens daily at 10a.
This site is very popular with bird watchers and features a great variety of shore birds, other birds, and many other types of wildlife.
Perfect for a corporate or private charter, this is the best way to see Narragansett Bay and Newport. Try the Classic Cruises of Newport where the 72 foot schooner, Madeline, or the high speed motor yacht from the prohibition era, Rumrunner II, can tour you around the waterways or in the bay for an ideal and memorable experience.
The IYRS is a non-profit institution devoted to imparting skills related to the history of preserving, restoring and maintaining yachts. As the yacht capital of the world since the 1800s, Newport is the perfect backdrop for a weekend class or an evening workshop related to the fundamentals of seamanship and yacht construction. Learn a new appreciation for the science of navigation, engine installation and maintenance, woodworking skills and the boating industry at the 2-acre waterfront campus.
Ever fantasize about sailing in an actual America's Cup winning yacht? Well, you can bring your fantasy to life with the 12-meter racing yachts available for charter at America's Cup Charters. Choose from the variety of sailing adventures for corporate team building, a private charter for weddings or birthdays, client entertaining or leisurely sunset cruises along the ocean for a traditional Newport experience. And yes, their yachts have won the America's Cup!
The Norman Bird Sanctuary is the perfect venue in Newport for bird watching, hiking and family outings. Located just beyond Newport's Third Beach, the park blends ponds and woodlands with ocean breezes and sandy terrain. Trail maps and public restrooms are available at the entrance to the park, along with ample parking. There are over seven miles of trails, allowing visitors to bird watch from designated posts or enjoy views of the sea from the rocks and hills. Admission is free.
If you have the inclination to participate in the watersport culture that fuels Newport, this may be your place to explore. Not only do they rent equipment and vehicles, they also offer custom boat tours, fishing trips and parasailing tours. Want to just kayak? Jet ski? Try your hand at sailing? Or do you feel more like beginning with just a dinghy? Go ahead. If you are a landlubber, Adventure Watersports also rents out bicycles, mopeds and for the brave, motorcycles.