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Cliff Walk, Newport
(4.7/5 based on 3,400+ 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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  • We had a blast just walking and talking to the other people on the walk. We went in October, the weather was perfect nice breeze off the ocean. 
  • We were kind of strapped for time and were only able to do the "green" portion of the walk - the easy one! The day was cool and clear, making for a great walk along the ocean. For the most part, the o...  more »
  • This is a wonderful place to walk to see both the ocean and all the grand "cottages" along the way. You can see much more along the walk than from the road. I have walked it for many years when I visi...  more »