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A scenic 3.5 mile walkway that borders the back lawn of The Breakers and many other Newport mansions.
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117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659
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Reviewed yesterday

No visit to Newport is complete for me without at least a partial walk along the Cliff Walk. There are several entry/exit points along this cliffway, and depending upon how sure-footed are you on uneven paths, walkers can stay on the well-paved areas of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed yesterday

I echo all of the positive comments about this walk it is fabulous. We walked to the beginning of the cliff walk from the waterfront downtown about a mile and a half and then walked the full length of the cliff which would be another...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When in Newport you need to do this. Why wouldn't you?! It's a great view of the water and the back of beautiful homes. Wear good shoes as there is a part on the path that turns to just rocks. Still easy enough to walk,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jaci C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dress appropriately! It’s called the cliff walk for a reason! We started our walk from the chandler at cliff walk. It starts off easy with waves walkway but, before long you are literally walking cliffs! We wore hiking boots with good traction and sneakers with...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Travelingover50
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great way to see spectacular views in Newport. Some mansions can be seen too. Walk is sometimes on rocks. Wear good shoes!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cliff walk is a great way to see Rhode Island Sound. Most of it is paved or groomed for easy walking, however there are areas where you are off the path and walking on the rocks. Some of those areas are difficult as the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank F6187SOpatriciam
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had heard quite a bit about this since moving to the area and finally had the time and opportunity. Beautiful fall day, we walked from the 40 steps to Rough Point and back. Hard to estimate the actual distance as there are no mile markers...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank magill1986
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking views and before you know it you've walked a couple of miles. Park for free at the beach and walk up. Feel free to ask another couple to take your photo so it's not all selfies.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 470cpr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved it very pretty nice walking lots to see and benches to sit on great for taking pictures I enjoyed it very much

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Misskitty444
Reviewed 6 days ago

We like to hike and the Cliff Walk may be one of our favorites with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the beautiful mansions on the other. There were some places that were challenging with rocks to climb over but we had no problems....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Clarinda T
4 September 2019|
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Response from TravelerDSS | Reviewed this property |
I apologize but am unable to answer your question generally. A large part of the walk consists of a concrete surface, but you’d have to check the rules. However, the areas of the the path that consist of rocks are... More
Anup G
2 July 2019|
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Response from Kelly264 | Reviewed this property |
no restaurants, with the exception of one at the very beginning of the walk at the Easton's Beach end, can't remember the name, never been to it. The only restrooms are at Narraganset Ave, which also has some parking which... More
17 June 2019|
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Response from Christopher D | Reviewed this property |
Most of the mansions for public touring are not readily accessible from the Cliffwalk. Often there is fencing between the Cliffwalk and the mansion's lawns.