Oceancliff Resort

Ocean Drive, Newport, Rhode Island, 02042, United States
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Historic Ten Mile Ocean Drive

by Gypsystravels

Today, Newport's Ten Mile Drive combines the history of a wealthy summer community with a fabulous Newport recreational treasure of public parks and miles of public access shoreline to rank as one of the most popular "drives" in the country.

"The Historical Ten Mile Drive"

1. Starts at The Elms on Bellevue Ave.[just south of Memorial Blvd.] and runs south to Narragansett Ave. [there is a red light at this intersection].

2. Turn left [east] onto Narragansett Ave. and drive down to Ochre Point Ave. [[[while you are on Narragansett Ave. you may like to continue to the end of the street to visit the famous Forty Steps on Cliff Walk. If you can find a parking space this is probably the best segment of Cliff Walk and you can walk along the ocean side of Ochre Point Ave. through the campus of Salve University and through the gate to the Breakers – 20 min. round trip.]]]

3. Turn right onto Ochre Point Ave. where a number of the historic estates are located and now owned and used by Salve Regina University: Ochre Court, Vinland, Vinland Gate House — and where the The Breakers mansion is.

4. When you reach the end of Ochre Point Ave. turn right [west] on Ruggles Ave. to drive by Ochre Lodge, Althrope Carriage House, Althrope, Fairhome Carriage House, and Stoneacre Carriage House [more of the estates currently used by Salve University].

5. At the intersection of Ruggles and Bellevue Ave. [Fairlawn] turn left [south] on Bellevue Ave to drive by Beechwood, Marble House, Rosecliff, Belcourt Castle, and Rough Point. For an illustrated map segment dated 1939 click here.

6. At the end of Bellevue Ave. [the Avenue itself turns right and continues to a small rotary drive at the end of Cliff Walk where the secret, but public, Reject Beach is]. Turn right onto Coggeshall Ave. and take the first left onto Ocean Ave.

7. On Ocean Ave. drive along the ocean by Bailey's Beach [private], Hazard Beach [private] and Gooseberry Beach [open to the public, pay parking]. Continue on by the "Cove," [for a 360-degree photo of the "Cove" These are large photo files and may take a minute or two to load], and then King's Beach [state], Brenton State Park [360 of Brenton Park], and the Inn at Castle Hill. [[[Brenton State Park is a large park with decent parking and is great to spend a couple of hours to picnic or sail a kite or just hang out on the rocks and enjoy the ocean. ]]]

8. Turn right onto Castle Hill Ave., drive north to the first intersection and go left onto Ridge Rd. to go by the U.S. Coast Guard Station and past Ocean Cliff.

9. At the end of Ridge Rd. go left onto Harrison Ave. to go by Hammersmith Farm [Jackie Kennedy's summer home which unfortunately is no longer open to the public] and Ft. Adams. Ft. Adams is an ideal place to view Newport Harbor, and investigate Rhode Island Public Sailing Center Sail Newport and the Museum of Yachting. The Fort is open for tours. The view of Newport is spectacular.

10. At the next intersection turn left and then left again onto Halidon Ave. to go by the New York Yacht Club. For this illustrated map segment dated 1939 click here.

11. Continue right onto Wellington Ave. to go by the Ida Lewis Yacht Club [Lime Rock Light] and Newport's King Park [for a 360 photo of the park click here] with its statue of Rochambeau who brought the French army to Newport to help Washington win the Revolutionary War. King Park is the southern end of Newport Harbor and the Newport Harbor Walk. [360 of King Park]

Now you are back in downtown Newport and traveled as interesting a ten miles as you can!

The following information was obtained from the following website - http://www.newportharborwalk.com/


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Travel Tips for Newport

More Fine Houses

by Geoff_Wright

There are so many beautiful old houses in Newport that it was difficult to chose between them. Actually, I took far more photos than I thought, so I will place some of them in a Travelogue.

This is another fine house, on the Historic Houses Register.

Spoilt For Choice

by Geoff_Wright about Dockside

You won't go hungry in Newport, but you may have to wait for a seat! When we visited in early October, even before the Fall crowds, the dockside restaurants and cafes were rather crowded. That didn't bother us though, it was fun to do some 'people watching', and find somewhere else a little less crowded.

Suprisingly, very good pizza

by Gypsystravels about Via Via

Via Via is a very good pizza place here on Thames Street with a wide range of overn brick oven pizza, pasta, soup, salads and sandwiches.

Ferni and I were getting ready to leave Newport and decide to stop here and grab a late lunch. As you enter the pizzashop the counter is all the way in the back with tables before you get to the counter on either side. There is a large board with the menu above the counter and you place your order and wait to be called. I had a slice of pepperoni pizza, while Ferni ordered two regular slices. The slices where quite large and yummy. Ferni had an orage soda, I had a pepsi. The slices were about $2.75 for the pepperoni and $2 for the plain.


by chodearm

I have a thing for dipping into this life of over-abundant luxury. First, the gold-coast mansions of Long Island introduced me to this interest, next I headed to the casles of Germany and finally I witnessed cavernous spaces overdone with Italian Renaissance style. Overdone isn't meant to carry negative connotations, this summer cottage of Cornelius Vanderbilt II is an intriquing sight. The attention paid to detail far exceeds what I have investigated in LI mansions and actually hold a bright light to the whimsy creations of Ludwig in Germany. Set high up on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic, this retreat sits bold but finished with taste abound. A tour guide will take you on an hour long endeavor through many of the main quarters, but only after paying a hefty entry fee of $15.00


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Address: Ocean Drive, Newport, Rhode Island, 02042, United States