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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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  • If you're in Newport for more than a half day, I wouldn't miss the Cliff Walk. You can start at either end or in the middle--where it passes the ends of some streets. The view is certainly pretty enou...  more »
  • Wonderful way to walk off post thanksgiving calories. Did a leisurely stroll on a balmy fall day where we took in the views of the water and the houses. Absolutely beautiful and manageable for all age...  more »
  • Squeezed this in at the end of a busy day in Rhode Island- only had an hour of daylight left so took the walk from the beach to the 40 steps and back. Lovely views out across the bay. Safe and easily ...  more »

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