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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Cliff Walk and other Newport attractions using our handy Newport road trip website .
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  • I’ve done the cliff walk a few times before and it’s never boring! Magnificent view of the water. Along the way you will pass by the famous mansion in Newport, The Breakers! It’s a nice leisurely walk...  more »
  • Walked from our hotel, the Marriott, which took about 25mins. The cliff walk is 3.5 miles and took us about 1.5 miles. We’d been warned at the tourist information about the limited exits and the bould...  more »
  • Our family walked about 2 miles of the entire path and enjoyed it. There are some mansions you can see well from the walk, but others are rather hidden--but then you just enjoy the view of the ocean. ...  more »

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