Brenton Point State Park

Occupying the former grounds of one of Newport's grandest estates, Brenton Point State Park affords its visitors one of the most commanding and spectacular views on the East Coast.

Brenton Point State Park

Situated on renowned Ocean Drive in Newport, Brenton Point State Park offers commanding views of Narragansett Bay at its juncture with the Atlantic Ocean. Occupying the former grounds of one of Newport’s grandest estates, the park’s 89-acre site is ideal for picnicking, hiking, bird watching, fishing or enjoying the majestic views of the ocean. It also features the striking Portuguese Discovery Monument, a tribute to navigators.

Amenities & Experiences

Brenton Point State Park

Portuguese Discovery Monument: First dedicated in 1988, the monument was created in memory of Portuguese navigators and all those who assisted in the discovery of maritime routes. The original monument, designed by sculptor Charles De Almeida, was replaced in 2014 with an expanded granite version of the original structure, which was made of sandstone and unable to withstand the oceanfront weather. The reconstruction included a re-examination of the sculptor’s original work, featuring sixteen cylindrical bollards in a semicircle to represent the points of the compass.


  • Sightseeing
  • Birding
  • Saltwater Fishing
  • Walking and Running
  • Picnicking
  • Kite Flying
  • Photography


  • Pet-Friendly
  • Restroom Facilities (May 1 to October 31)
Brenton Point State Park Picnic Tables

Reserving Space

Scheduling a School Visit Planning a field trip or large gathering? Please contact the Park Office at 401-847-6740 to make arrangements.

Brenton Point State Park