Newport Lighthouse

How easy is it to view New England lighthouses? I found it is not as easy to get a peak was you would think.

There are many reasons they are difficult to view. Some are on islands off shore. A few I tried to get near in Massachusetts or Rhode Island are on private land or rich people own the land with the best views of them. You have to get permission from the landowner or try to find a spot to view them from a distance. In one area of Massachusetts the roads were private in these areas of mega mansions. You were allowed to drive on some of those roads, but you were not allowed to park on them or walk in the parks in their neighborhood, which most likely gave you a good view of a certain lighthouse.

This lighthouse is on private land near Newport, Rhode Island and I asked permission to walk to it on an island. They allowed access starting around 7 a.m. That happened to be good timing sky and light wise.

This lighthouse was decorated for Christmas, which made it all the more special.

I am glad they do allow access to this one if you ask during certain hours but I wish more were accessible to view. If you get to Newport, Rhode Island, check this one out, but ask permission first.

10 thoughts on “Newport Lighthouse”

      1. Usually they do. Those who lived close to the ones north of Boston thought I could go right up to one that is in a rich neighborhood. I really couldn’t due to the signs. No parking in the streets or your car will be towed. No parking near the Lighthouse or your car will be towed. No walking on the Lighthouse grounds and no walking on the beach next to it (unless you are a neighborhood resident). Maybe the locals ignore all that. I didn’t want to chance it.

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