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Cliff Walk

117 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #6 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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Lexington, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The 2-mile paved stretch is an easy walk. The views of the coast, mansions, and beaches are spectacular; a unique way to enjoy these sights. There are bathroom facilities and several exits along the walk. Just watch out for the poison ivy which is growing all along the edges of the path.

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Foley, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We so enjoyed the cliff walk. The shoreline was breath taking and the mansions you pass by stirs your imagination of what that time period must have been like for the uber wealthy

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Really Cool FREE attraction in RI, Nice to go down there and hop around from rock to rock and check out the mansions, Good cheap free active thing to do !! we love going down there.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I have been coming to Newport, RI for over 25 years and every time I come the Cliff Walk is always one of the events that happen. Many of my life events have happened on this Cliff Walk (ie. Proposed to my wife in front of Salva Regina). There is something magical about the walk and views especially early in... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We recently visited Newport and decided to walk the "Cliff Walk". What a great experience..my family and I really enjoyed it. We parked at Easton's Beach(First Beach) and started the walk from there. There are signs that will lead you to the starting point. The views of the mansions on one side and the ocean on the other are just... More

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Orlando, Florida
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Our family was lucky to walk along here on a beautiful summers day. The walk if free and there are areas to relax along the way. This walk goes directly behond some of the mansions and you get amazing views of the grounds! This is not to be missed!!

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Punta Cana
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Fantastic view, see the mansions from the ocean side. HOWEVER, the 3.5 mile walk is not fully paved. There are intermittent stretches that require crossing (mostly flat) boulders. Very difficult terrain for anyone with agility issues. There are very few cutouts to leave the walk early if you get into trouble.

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This has been one of my favorite walks in the world. To practically walk above the ocean and have the opportunity to view some of the most beautiful mansions in the world is an outstanding way to spend the day. Some areas have very rough walking terrain though. In the summer think about protecting against the sun and bring water:)... More

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Galloway
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We went on the Cliff Walk on a beautiful sunny day. It was so beautiful and peaceful. The waves crashing up on the rocks. Some private mansions run along the walk. There are benches where you can sit and look at the water. Make sure you walk the whole walk.At one point there is a long stone staircase that takes... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We loved this! I had been as a child and recently took my husband. The walk is rocky at times so plan for that. The views of the ocean and the homes are lovely.

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