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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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Wilmington, Delaware
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It's an amazing 3.5-mile (7-mile round trip) hike or promenade (depending on how you want to approach it) offering views of the magnificent Newport mansions on one side, and the jagged, rocky coastline on the other. We meandered past the well kept lawns of many of the famous Newport mansions which were built during the late 19th and early 20th... More

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St. James
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We had glorious weather on our recent trip to Newport. We enjoyed a delicious lobster roll lunch at the Easton's Beach Snack Bar and then headed to the Cliff Walk. Backpack, sunglasses, water and a camera were our essentials. Most of the trail was easy walking, with some stretches of boulders which were easy enough to hop from one to... More

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Saint James, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A great place to stroll and enjoy the views- both the natural cliffs, shoreline, and the sea as well as the mansions and estates that line the coast

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Milan, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The cliffwalk is the best experience in newport. even if some part of it are dirty single track the value of the view is grat

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Toronto, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We walked the full length of the cliff walk. Beyond the first and second and third breaks in the concrete path. The rocks are a bit of a challenge if you forge ahead and you must have balance. If you've ever crossed a stream on rocks you can do it. Otherwise you can just go as far as the first... More

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Burlington, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Went to Newport and did not have time to go inside the mansions so decided to see them by walking on the cliff walk. It is very easy if you stay off the rocks which we did. Can walk, jog and run and get a great work out and a tan while seeing a stunning view of the ocean and... More

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is about as fine a long walk as one can do in the northeast while passing Newport historical mansions and a smattering of more modern homes owned by wealthy 1%ers. Take a long walk, breath the fresh ocean air and be thankful for the little things in life.

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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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172 reviews 172 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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