The Beach and the Cove
While High Society was being filmed in Newport, actress Grace Kelly stayed at the Inn at Castle Hill. Recently engaged to Monaco’s Prince Ranier III, she found that the Inn’s secluded location suited her real-life role as a chaste princess-to-be. During her residence at the hotel, she unwound by swimming in the protected cove beneath the Harbor Houses, climbing down by the path and scrambling over the rocks to reach the water. A path to the beach has since been cleared, and guests at the Inn can swim in the same waters of the bay like royalty. On the other side of the 40-acre property, an exclusive stretch of sandy beach off Ocean Drive is reserved for guests with beach chairs, umbrellas, divine views, and attentive staff service. Pick your way carefully out on the rocky jetty for a romantic front-row seat of the sunset.
By Ann Shields, AFAR Staff
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590 Ocean Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA