JamestownUnited States of America

In this cozy town on Conanicut Island find one of America’s oldest lighthouses, historic farms and a pretty stretch of Narragansett Bay coastline.

Jamestown is a township stretched across a narrow finger of land in the heart of tranquil Narragansett Bay. Extending 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) from top to bottom and just a mile (1.6 kilometers) wide, Conanicut Island packs plenty of interesting attractions into its narrow shores. Spend some time exploring the island to find a town with charming houses, historic estates, sheltered marinas and tree-fringed beaches.

At the southernmost tip of Conanicut Island you’ll find one of the country’s oldest lighthouses at the Beavertail State Park. Check out the lighthouse’s museum and climb to the top to see unparalleled views of the point where Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet. You can also walk or cycle the network of trails in this park or check out a small aquarium.

Experience more of Jamestown’s spacious tranquility at Fort Wetherill State Park and hike, fish or picnic on the park’s stunning granite bluffs. Fort Getty Recreational Area has some peaceful campsites, while Mackerel Cove Beach has excellent swimming spots.

Learn about Jamestown’s pastoral heritage at Watson Farm, an 18th-century farmstead that is open to visitors, and stop by the historic Jamestown Windmill. Other artifacts from Jamestown’s early days can be seen at the Jamestown Fire Museum. Nearby, the Jamestown Library has a great playground for children of all ages.

Take a ride on the scenic Jamestown-Newport Ferry and get fantastic views of the boats coming and going from nearby Newport Harbor. Make sightseeing stops at Rose Island or Fort Adams to take heritage tours or go for a swim at the beach. Ask the locals what’s biting and join them at casting a line into the surf that breaks on the island’s southern tip

Reach the coastal township via the major route that passes through the southern section of Rhode Island or catch the ferry from Newport.

Make Jamestown a stopover on your travels between Newport and southern Rhode Island.

Where to stay in Jamestown

Jamestown which includes golf

Shoreby Hill

When in Shoreby Hill, you can plan a visit to Fort Adams State Park and Thames Street, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Shoreby Hill
Fort Wetherill State Park showing general coastal views

The Dumplings

If you're spending some time in The Dumplings, Fort Wetherill State Park and Fort Weatherill are top sights worth seeing.

The Dumplings

Vacation Rentals in Jamestown

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Open for Weddings!! Inquire FOR Rates//the Barnacle Overlooking Narragansett Bay
Open for Weddings!! Inquire FOR Rates//the Barnacle Overlooking Narragansett Bay
Jamestown, RI

Situated in Jamestown, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fort Wetherill State Park and Jamestown Fire Memorial Museum. Rose Island Lightouse and Jamestown ...

1/5 (2 reviews)
False advertising from shady lister

"Don't believe the pictures. Aside from the ariel shot from the outside, the house looks nothing like the photos. This is false advertising from a shady owner. If you have any issues, Homeway has said that they are not responsible and will leave you to deal with the owner. The house is filthy and ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

Open for Weddings!! Inquire FOR Rates//the Barnacle Overlooking Narragansett Bay
 Jamestown : Cozy Cottage in town close to beaches/parks & Near Newport
Jamestown : Cozy Cottage in town close to beaches/parks & Near Newport
Jamestown, RI

Situated by the ocean, this historic cottage is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Jamestown Fire Memorial Museum and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Rose Island Lightouse. Thames Street ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
“4-day Stay”

"Had a nice, short but sweet, 4-day vacation. Very nice kitchen, comfy beds, beautiful pool & relaxing deck area. Steve was helpful and accommodating, easy to reach for answers to some questions since it was our first time visiting Rhode Island. 👍"…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Jamestown : Cozy Cottage in town close to beaches/parks & Near Newport
Luxurious, Private & Detached Coastal Cottage Loft - 900 Ft. to Beach
Luxurious, Private & Detached Coastal Cottage Loft - 900 Ft. to Beach
Jamestown, RI

Situated by the ocean, this historic apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Jamestown Fire Memorial Museum and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Beavertail State Park. ...

5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Weekend getaway

"The pictures don’t do justice to this well-appointed and tastefully decorated small apartment. It was impeccably clean. The bed was super comfy, lines and towels soft and the shower strong. Bedroom is well ventilated; despite the hot weather, ceiling fans and open windows (it is a quiet area) were ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Luxurious, Private & Detached Coastal Cottage Loft - 900 Ft. to Beach

Popular places to visit in Jamestown

Beavertail Lighthouse
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Beavertail Lighthouse

Learn about the local history of Jamestown with a stop at Beavertail Lighthouse. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Jamestown Windmill
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Jamestown Windmill

Appreciate the steadfast architecture of this 18th-century structure standing high on a hilltop in the heart of Conanicut Island and learn about its antique technology.

Fort Wetherill State Park
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Fort Wetherill State Park

Stand on the high granite bluffs of this scenic state park and former defense battery to check out stunning coastal views and spot yachts and ships sailing by.

Brown University
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Brown University

4.5/5(427 reviews)

Walk around the campus of Brown University, a top college in Providence. Attend a sporting event or visit the shops in this family-friendly area.

Dunkin' Donuts Center
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Dunkin' Donuts Center

4.5/5(309 reviews)

Catch an event at Dunkin' Donuts Center during your trip to Providence. Wander around the area's the college campus or experience its acclaimed theater scene.

The Breakers
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The Breakers

4.5/5(787 reviews)

Find out about the history of The Breakers, a well-known monument in Bellevue Avenue Historic District. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in the area.

Top things to do in Jamestown

Sailing Excursion - America's Cup 12 Meter Racing Yacht
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Sailing Excursion - America's Cup 12 Meter Racing Yacht

$98
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98% of travellers recommend
Newport Cliff Walk Self-Guided Walking Tour
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Newport Cliff Walk Self-Guided Walking Tour

$6
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Scenic Newport, RI Self-Guided Driving Tour
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Scenic Newport, RI Self-Guided Driving Tour

$8
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Jamestown

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Adrienne

Jan 28, 2020

The food at every restaurant we visited in town was excellent

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Newport showing general coastal views and rugged coastline

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Newport Bridge showing a bridge

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