The perfect jumping off point in an idyllic location
The ocean breeze, beautiful sunrise and sunset views, and picturesque little towns are what make summering in New England so desirable. With thousands of miles of coastline, the East Coast of the United States offers a wide selection of coastal destinations, each with its own special character. Some are known for their arts and culture, others for their resplendent beaches or remote solitude, while some are known for their historical charm, or proximity to town.
Newport, Rhode Island is known as “America’s 1st Resort,” the “City by the Sea” and the “Sailing Capital of the World.” It is known worldwide as one of our nation’s most beautiful and historic coastal cities. In Newport, you don’t have to trade the conveniences of urban living for proximity to the waterfront. For those seeking an idyllic setting with stunning architecture, access to the water, yachting, fishing, tennis, golf and equestrian facilities, and cultural events, Newport offers something for everyone.
Located in the heart of historic downtown Newport: The Marina at Brown and Howard Wharf
The Marina at Brown & Howard Wharf is located in the heart of historic Newport, RI. Nearby is an impressive array of restaurants, sight-seeing attractions, galleries, museums, boutique shopping as well as a bustling nightlife.
Guests of our marina often find that vehicular transportation around town is not required. Our location is perfectly situated due directly off historic Thames Street and within easy walking distance to yacht clubs and all other attractions that the City of Newport has to offer.
Tennis enthusiasts can walk to the esteemed International Tennis Hall of Fame for a round of tennis on one of the grass, hard or clay courts or tour the Hall of Fame museum.
History buffs can walk or bike down the glamorous Bellevue Avenue, which is lined with the elaborate Newport Mansions, many of which are open to the public for tours. These enchanting “summer cottages” of the Gilded Age can also be seen from another vantage point: the Cliff Walk, which offers 3.5 miles of coastline to explore. Venturing in the opposite direction will bring visitors to Touro Synagogue, America’s Oldest Synagogue and a National Historic Site. Alternatively, they can contact Old Port Marine for launch service to Fort Adams, a massive fortress standing guard at the entrance to Narragansett Bay which today is both a fascinating place to visit and an extravagant venue for private events and festivals.
Foodies will rejoice at close proximity to legendary establishments and newer additions to the Newport restaurant scene. A visit to the Clarke Cooke House, the Black Pearl, and The White Horse Tavern (America’s Oldest Tavern) is part of all that is quintessentially Newport: clam chowder and a burger, topped off with “Snowball in Hell”. Newer establishments like TSK, Stoneacre Brasserie, or Newport Restaurant Group’s latest Bar ‘Cino remind you that trendy hot spots continue to abound – innovating and delighting diners at every turn. Importantly – each of these destinations are steps from The Marina at Brown and Howard Wharf and our marina concierge is ready to assist you with reservations.
Live in unparalleled luxury at the Vanderbilt Residences
Adjacent to Brown and Howard Marina is an elite residential community, Vanderbilt Residences, which features 16 extraordinary harbor-front residences. Vanderbilt International Properties Ltd. is currently listing a newly renovated penthouse in this superb oceanfront location.
This exquisite penthouse residence is beautifully designed with loads of natural light and stunning views, boasting a private rooftop deck. Situated overlooking the Marina at Brown and Howard Wharf – residents receive preferred rates and guaranteed dockage – sailing and yachting enthusiasts would be hard pressed to find a more suitable location to drop anchor.
For our most discerning yachtsman and boating enthusiasts looking to have it all – and more – in their summer destination, the Marina at Brown and Howard Wharf in Newport, RI is not a hard sell!