Here is a list I’ve compiled of my favorite top outdoor locations in the Newport County area. These areas offer great photographic opportunities year round, and many in both the morning and late afternoon. Many of these locations, such as Sakonnet Point and Sachuest Point, are best explored in the early morning, while others offer the best light around sunset.

1. Melville Pond, Portsmouth, trails & pond
2. Sakonnet Point, Little Compton, pre-sunrise
3. Point Judith, Narragansett, pre-sunrise
4. Beavertail Point, Jamestown, shoreline and trails
5. Abby School, Portsmouth, shoreline sunset
6. Walk from Brenton’s Point to Castlehill Lighthouse, Newport
7. Fort Barton, Tiverton, tower and trails
8. Indian Ave., Middletown, Spider Beach
9. Mt. Hope Bay Trail, Portsmouth
10. Rough end of Cliffwalk, Newport
11. Colt State Park, Bristol sunset
12. Glen Manor House, Portsmouth, trails to town pier
13. Sachuest Point, Middletown, pre-sunrise trails to sunrise @ coastline
14. Jamestown shoreline, sunrise – south of Newport Bridge
15. Brenton’s Point causeway, Newport – sunset