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10 Summer Spots to Catch a Stunning RI Sunset

If you were to write up a list of “beautiful things” sunsets would surely be among them. The natural occurrence is utterly romantic, extremely “Instagram-able” and incredibly calming to watch. And guess what? It’s free and happens every single day no matter what! You can’t beat that.

So, as you continue to run around this summer from work to the pool to vacations and other obligations, take a moment to literally stop and watch the sunset. You won’t regret it. From state parks to sunset cruises, here are ten places to catch a stunning sunset in RI:

BRENTON POINT STATE PARK, Newport

Set on Ocean Drive, this is a favorite spot to catch the sunset. Parking is easy and there are plenty of benches to perch on while you watch. There is also a sprawling lawn perfect for setting up a blanket or picnic tables spread about if you want to bring food have a romantic meal. Local tip: get there early and you will most likely be delighted by a colorful array of kites in the sky!

CASTLE HILL INN, Newport

You don’t have to be an overnight guest at this gorgeous and luxurious hotel to enjoy the view. Drive over and grab a drink at their terrace bar to enjoy what The New York Times calls: “Quite simply, the best spot in town.”

GOAT ISLAND, Newport

This tiny island, which is notably home to the Goat Island Light, has a wonderful view of Narragansett Bay, Rose Island and Newport Bridge, among other things. See the sky get splashed with colors from this secret spot.

INDIA POINT PARK, Providence

This park is the only wide expanse of the Narragansett Bay’s shoreline in Providence open to the public. On average, it provides nearly 200,000 people a day with a dramatic view of the Bay. Head here to enjoy the sunset nearby all of the wonderful amenities Providence has to offer.

NAPATREE POINT, Westerly

Near the quaint shopping of Watch Hill, people buzz about seeing the sunset on this long beach. Listed as a #4 place to go in Westerly on TripAdvisor, reviewers call the sunsets there “exceptional” and “amazing!”

PROSPECT TERRACE PARK, Providence

If you’re seeking a more elevated view, this park sits high above the city of Providence. Try framing your sunset experience with panoramic sights of the sparkling city skyline!

POINT JUDITH LIGHTHOUSE, Narragansett

Built in the 18th century, this lighthouse has amazing views both during the day and at night. Sitting there and watching the sunset, with the lighthouse in frame, you’ll think you’re in a live postcard!

SACHUEST POINT, Middleton

TAKE A SUNSET CRUISE!

Various companies provide patrons with the opportunity to watch the sunset while cruising the seas of Rhode Island. We recommend stepping aboard the Adirondack II. Voted number one on Yelp, this charter will whisk you and your party away from everyday troubles with an experienced crew, relaxed setting and optimal views!

WATERPLACE PARK AND RIVER WALK, Providence

Filled with summer-long concert series, the spectacular WaterFire displays, gorgeous gondola rides and countless festivals, this hoppin’ spot would provide for a less-relaxing and more exciting way to watch the sunset. If you’re looking to paint the town red while you watch the sky get red this is for you!

 

Do you recommend a spot that’s not listed here? Please let us know in the comments below or tag us in the your pictures on social media!

 

 

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  1. How bout Sabin Point that a great spot also

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