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Cliff Walk

117 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #7 of 67 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking, City walk sightseeing
Description: A scenic 3.5 mile walkway that borders the back lawn of The Breakers and many other Newport mansions.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Started at Memorial Blvd. Metered Parking. Only walked as far as just past The Breakers, about an hour and a half. You don't get a great view of the houses because the pathway is set below them. Other than Breakers, which is well visible. Toilets at the Forty Steps. I suspect there would often be quite a queue. An easy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The cliff walk is a must to do IN Newport the views of the cliffs and the ocean are spectacular. I thought I would only see such a view in the movies

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massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It was a beautiful October day, quite warm. The views were wonderful, the mansions beautiful. I'd say the only problem there would be parking. It's onstreet parking, which is limited and you have to pay. We decided to walk from our Inn, which took about 20 minutes. There were men/women rest rooms, however only one was working and only held... More

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

A great easy walk with views to die for. Easy street parking with meters near the beginning of the walk.

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Cliff Walk is exactly what it sounds like: a long walking path alongside and high above the water in Newport. Every time we go to see the Newport Mansions, we also walk along the Cliff Walk, no matter how bad the weather is. It is truly a glorious walking path.

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Salt Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We had just returned from a trip to the Adriatic, which is phenomonly beautiful, but I have to tell you that our Atlantic Ocean landscape is beautiful, too! The views are fantastic and it was a beautiful day. We enjoyed the walk. We were confused, however, with the signage. It looks like it was backward...showing that the 3.5 mile path... More

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Recomend you park at Narragansett Avenue. There you will find street parking, toilets and the "forty steps". As you look at the sea turn right and follow the path. The path takes you between the mansions and the sea. Most of the way is paved. There are a few steps, tunnels, in places no path and you have to step... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Just visited the cliff walk again. The walk is beautiful snd has had many repairs done due to storm damage. Great for a fall walk along the cliff. Newly installed bathroom at the 40 steps entrance very convenient. Only disappointment was parking at same entrance is no longer free.

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Sparkling sunny day to stroll 3.5 plus miles along the ocean and view parts of or all of Newport's mansions. Quite a bit of scampering around rocks during the route, which was fun for us.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Extremely scenic views of the ocean, homes and mansions. Much of the walk is paved. Nice to see surfers on occasion. In the spring hundreds of daffodils!!!

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