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Cliff Walk, Newport

#1 of 29 in Outdoors in Newport
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Hiking Trail
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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  • The view from the cliff along the coast of Newport, RI is a sight not to be missed. Get ready to immerse yourself in a beautiful walk, surrounded by the sound of the ocean hitting the rocks and the.....  more »
  • I highly recommend doing the cliff walk. My husband and I walked just a little bit past the rough area. The ocean views and mansions were breathtaking. Beware we were there in April and there is a...  more »

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