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Cliff Walk

117 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #7 of 66 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had not been on the Cliff Walk for years a it was a must to do it again. To me a good time to take this walk in summer is the late afternoon or early evening. Then you don't have to contend with too many people or the sun. Always much too see, Mansions, the ocean, and surfers to... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is a great walk - but about 1/3 of it is over boulders & loose rock. We did around 5 miles because the bus (#67) wasn't running its usual route due to road work so we had to walk back to Marble House to catch it. You see a great deal more of the "cottages" (and I use this... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We stayed right near the Cliff Walk so went several times. Go as early in the day as possible since afternoons get very crowded and it's hard to walk. Mornings are peaceful and empty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A must do event on every trip to Newport. We enjoyed the views of the water and the views of the mansions. Save some cash park on a side street near Salvation Army.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A beautiful mini trail on the eastern edge of Newport, Rhode Island. Parking and entrance is free. Entire walk is about 1-2 hours. Certain parts are treacherous and slick so do not walk if raining or if its just rained. The best of this trail: beach view on one side with MANSIONS on the other side. I loved it!

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The new and safer Cliff Walk is just wonderful. We had not been there in many years due to its deterioration. It was a perfect way for our family of 8, including 3 children to spend time together. The weather was perfect, and following our walk, almost 6 miles for our group, we topped off the day with lunch at... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a nice walk and if you are in Newport it's worth doing, it is not however worth coming just to do the walk. As others have said not the best way to see the mansions but you do get a glance or two at the grand buildings. The walk is generally flat with the rougher part at the... More

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Holland, Michigan USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's beautiful... to see the homes and the ocean... very cool. Parking is hard to find and you have to walk BACK to where you started... keep that in mind. Bring water with you.

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Montreal/Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Put some comfy shoes, breath, watch the waves break on the rocks...you are above the ocean. Well maintained path, great for looking at the mansions from the back.

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Carmel, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Only did half went from Narragansett ave to memorial great views a bit narrow but a must see! Not too many people either! Perfect portable potties are available as we'll

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