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Cliff Walk, Newport
(4.7/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It was a bit chilly due to the wind but I took some great shots of some of the houses as well as the coastline. Will do it again sometime. 
  • My husband and I enjoyed the Cliff Walk today, and it was GORGEOUS!!! the ocean was clear and blue, and the mansions were spectacular! We ended up walking along the Cliff Walk for awhile, but then got...  more »
  • Not handicap accessible despite claims that some portions are. No flat place to park so good luck getting from your vehicle to the cliff walk.