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Cliff Walk

Address: 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840
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Newport Mansions Small-Group Day Trip from Boston
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Ranked #4 of 101 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking trails, Historic walking areas, Landmarks & points of interest, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: A scenic 3.5 mile walkway that borders the back lawn of The Breakers...
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Type: Hiking trails, Historic walking areas, Landmarks & points of interest, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: A scenic 3.5 mile walkway that borders the back lawn of The Breakers and many other Newport mansions.
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Allen, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

You get to walk through the "backyards" of many of the wealthiest mansions as you view the beauty on both sides of the path. The details are amazing as well as the natural beauty of the cliff walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This walk is a must if visiting Newport! Whether you enjoy a short stroll or a nice workout, the Cliff Walk delivers!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Walk or jog along the cliffwalk. Beginning at Easton's beach, it is an easy walk on paved paths with some stairs. As you get past Narragansett st, it becomes more challenging with dirt paths and rocky shoreline. There is no loop, so plan accordingly.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A Great and tiring hike in RI. It was a little tough hiking over all the rocks and it was a misty day. But well worth it for the amazing views and mansions.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

First of all I am a long time (22 yrs.) resident of Beautiful Newport. Clif Walk is one of the most visited attraction here. The 3.5 mile walk accommodates over 1/4 of a million people each year. The panoramic views are endless with the ocean on one side and the guilded age mansions on the other. Tourist and local joggers... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Most folks only know the first half-mile or so, from 1st beach southward to Salve Regina. The locals know that the Cliff Walk continues for another few miles along some of the most beautiful coastline in the world. Great views of Newport's mansions too. Expect to spend two hours at a brisk walk, or have a friend pick you up... More 

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We didn't have chance to take the Cliff Walk this trip but we have in the past. It's a wonderful way to view the mansions and get in a good walk as well. In better weather we'll go back and do it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The end by Easton beach is an easy walk for quite a distance. Great views and amazing scenery. The opposite end is a bit more challenging of a walk; rock climbing and balancing a good portion of the way. Sneakers or walking shoes a must. On a hot day bring water however there were kids along the way selling bottled... More 

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Albany NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took the cliff walk from the beginning of the trail until it stops being a trail and becomes a climb over rocks. It was in October and the day before we had rain but this day was beautiful. We watched surfers riding the waves and passed gorgeous mansions whose lawns slope right down to the path. It's not a... More 

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Burlington, Connecticut
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful way to see some of the mansions, college and ocean. Good exercise as you can spend a couple of hours doing the entire walk and get fresh air. The condition of the walk is a little erratic in parts but a good pair of sneakers will suffice. Bring water.

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