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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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  • My wife and I enjoyed walking the easy/paved 1.25 miles or so of the Cliff Walk. I wasn't aware of the history of the Breakers - interesting, particularly the past few years' debate on the new...  more »
  • In nice weather this is a wonderful walk along/above the shore with great views of the ocean on one side and mansions on the other side. Some mansions are partially obscured while others are fully...  more »

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