Newport RI Day 2
More stunning scenery in the "City by the Sea"
Newport RI Day 2 started off with a little exercise and sightseeing.
I figured since I'd be eating well on this vacation, I might as well get in a few bike rides to burn some of those calories.
I started off at the intersection of Thames Street and Wellington Avenue, and passed many Newport RI attractions (King Park, Ida Lewis and New York Yacht Clubs, Fort Adams) along the way.
On the right, just after Castle Hill, there's a grassy area where I stopped for awhile. This is a great spot to take a break and enjoy the cool ocean breeze and view of Narragansett Bay.
If you really need to cool off, you can walk down the rocks (just be careful, they can be slippery) and dive in for a quick dip.
To the left, there's a small beach area where some people go instead of the crowded Newport RI beaches. This is also a spot where people come to fish.
As I continued along the road, I came upon Brenton State Park on the left. This park is a popular place for kite-flying and cookouts.
Parking is free, and there is plenty of room to spread out with your family and enjoy an entire day here.
As I continued my bike ride, I came across many amazing homes with ocean views to die for.
Be sure to pull over and enjoy the views in each direction
As I continued my bike ride, I passed Hazard's, Gooseberry and Bailey's beaches. Bailey's Beach is where the elite families used to (and still do) bathe during their summer visits to Newport.
This small beach is a great alternative to the larger (and more crowded) public beaches. The waves aren't bad, and the water here usually has less seaweed than the other beaches.
This is also the end point (or you can start here if you like) of the famous Newport Cliff Walk.
By this point, the Ocean Drive has turned into historic Bellevue Avenue.
At the end of the road, you can go left or right and see more of the Newport Cliff Walk.
No matter how many times I come out here, I am always amazed by the beauty of this historic, 10 mile drive.
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