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Cliff Walk, Newport

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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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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  • Nice walk along the ocean. Scenery was nice but not breath taking compared to other places we visited. They need more public restrooms. 
  • We only did part of the walk, from Rough Point down to the Breakers. Great sea views, be aware that the walk is rougher up near rough point, and easier near the Breakers. We walked it on a sunny day w...  read more »
  • We spent an hour walking along the cliffs. The view was wonderful We really enjoyed it and would definitely go back. 
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