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Cliff Walk, Newport

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Cliff Walk is a 5.6 km (3.5 mi) public access walkway that takes you along Newport’s shoreline. The walk is famous for its views, which combine some of the area’s most famous Gilded Age mansions with the striking natural beauty of the rugged coast. Though the majority of the walk is paved, the south end is not, and you will have to scramble on some rocks. It is important to wear walking shoes and tread carefully, as the fine sand that coats the rocks can make them slippery. Bring a bottle of water with you. Add Cliff Walk to your Newport travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Newport vacation trip planner.
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  • If you go to Newport, you have to do the Cliff Walk. It is a couple of miles long and passes by many of the great Newport Mansions. You can take (leashed) dogs and there are a number of places to park...  more »
  • I was there with family in July 2016. The summers of Newport is the best time to go there. No doubt, it is a pretty long walk, not arduous though. But the scenic beauty of this place is what will keep...  more »
  • It’s a nice walk with plenty of outstanding sights. Not a hard walk, but can be long if you park and walk out and back.