Escape to the waterfront this spring!

Welcome to Newport's Premiere Year-round Destination. Brick walks, granite quays, and 18th century commercial wharf buildings bring you back to Bowen's beginnings as a thriving seaport in one of the finest natural harbors in New England. Trading with all corners of the world, then and now, Bowen's Wharf is the anchor of Newport!

By car, boat, or plane, Bowen's Wharf is within reach. Arriving at Newport's premiere shopping and dining destination is remarkably easy. Our centrally located parking lot is the most convenient place for your vehicle. We also offer free dinghy tie-up for those arriving by boat, and we are a stone's throw away from the Newport Gateway Center with shuttle and bus service to all major New England cities and airports. Cruise ship passengers land nearby and there is plenty of parking within minutes of our shops and restaurants.

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Bowen's Wharf Blog

The History of the Bowen's Wharf Anchor

Bowen’s Wharf is the Anchor of the Newport Waterfront! In terms of dining, shopping, or exploring all that Newport has to offer, Bowen’s Wharf acts as the perfect rendezvous point for all your waterfront activities. But in addition to acting as the “anchor&r ..

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Bowen's Wharf Welcome Center

Purchase your tickets at the Bowen’s Wharf Welcome Center for harbor tours and boat transportation and depart right from our waterfront docks! We also offer scooter rentals, vineyard tours, bicycle racks, and an array of souvenirs, gifts and useful items for locals and visitors alike.


Stroll though Bowen’s Wharf and visit our shops that offer something special for all ages. You'll find fresh bouquets, fragrant soaps and skincare, unique jewelry, the perfect gift, and the latest fashions for women and men.

Restaurants & Eateries

Bowen's Wharf is home to many excellent restaurants in downtown Newport, Rhode Island from fine dining to casual eateries. Browse through our directory of restaurants and cafes, many featuring outdoor dining in the summer months.


Visit one of our many gallery spaces and shops where the sale of original, one-of-a-kind works of art are exempt from state sales tax.

Harbor Tours & Transportation

Sunset sails, harbor cruises, parasailing, and ferry trips are all offered at Bowen's Wharf! Purchase your tickets through the Bowen's Wharf Welcome Center and you'll enjoy a fun experience on the waters of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.