Town is great, marina staff was friendly and informative, docks are dated,
easy to find mooring....harbormaster was raised on vhf and it was quick and simple.
A very pleasant surprise. First time in Bristol. There is a lot to do. If Newport is busy, Bristol is a great alternative. Lots of live music and great restaurants. Very boater friendly, but no fuel.
The "slip"we were promised turned out to be an outside floating dock completely exposed to the fetch from Narangansett Bay coming into Bristol Harbor, so it was completely unacceptable because of the wave action. We opted for a mooring which was so far out that is was very uncomfortable. I would NEVER recommend Bristol Harbor to anyone. The "harbormaster" was off on vacation or "gone home early" in the middle of the weekday in August! WHAT A RIPOFF.
Good mooring tackle, rolly with prevailing southerly winds.
Bristol Harbor offers some of the most beautiful sights and attractions in all of northern Rhode Island. Our town docks are only a short walk away from countless historic shops and restaurants right in the heart of Bristol. With plenty to see, you're guaranteed to enjoy your stay here in Bristol Harbor. Along with being only a short bike ride from the Herreshoff Marine Museum, guests from all over come to enjoy the oldest Fourth of July parade in the country! Whether you're staying on a mooring or at the town dock, Bristol has plenty for you and your family to enjoy and excellent time in town!