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Point Judith Lighthouse

1470 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Fri 8a-7:30p
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
  • No Wifi

“As seen in Moonrise Kingdom”

The Point Judith Light is located on the west side of the entrance to Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island as well as the north side of the eastern entrance to Block Island Sound. The confluence of two waterways make this area busy with water traffic and the waters around Point Judith are very cold and dangerous. Historically, even with active lighthouses, there have been many shipwrecks off these coasts. Three light structures have been built on this site. The original 35-foot (11 m) tower, built in 1810, was destroyed by a hurricane in 1815. It was replaced in 1816, by a 35-foot (11 m) stone tower with a revolving light and ten lamps. The present octagonal granite tower was built in 1856. The upper half of the tower is painted brown and the lower half white to make the light structure a more effective daymark for maritime traffic. In 1871, ship captains asked that Point Judith's fog signal be changed from a horn to whistle. This change distinguished the Point Judith light from the Beavertail Lighthouse, which used a siren to announce fog. A whistle could also be heard more distinctly over the sounds of the surf in the area. Point Judith Light was automated in 1954.

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Reviewed by
WorldTraveler

  • 57 Reviews
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January 02, 2018
Rated 4.0

Beautiful viewing area of the ocean. One solo surfer was braving the cold November waters. The lighthouse was lit while we were there. I believe there is a Homeland Security office right beside the lighthouse. It doesn't look like much of a swimmer's beach, but you can't beat the views of the ocean. There were benches to sit, relax, and listen to the crashing waves. This is a place I would return to!

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FoxkehSpark22

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July 16, 2015

Currently blocked off by Homeland Security, so you can't really get close to it at all. There's a small parking area off to the side where you can overlook the ocean and any boats in the water. However you can't swim, due to them having it roped off with signs posted "Dangerous Drop Off Keep Back".

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FoxkehSpark22

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July 16, 2015

Currently blocked off by Homeland Security, so you can't really get close to it at all. There's a small parking area off to the side where you can overlook the ocean and any boats in the water. However you can't swim, due to them having it roped off with signs posted "Dangerous Drop Off Keep Back".

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Point Judith Lighthouse

1470 Ocean Rd
Narragansett, Rhode Island
02882 USA

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Open now until 7:30 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking

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