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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 #7 of 62 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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Palm Coast, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Awesome water views, and backside views of mansions. Great exercise to work off the pounds. May be a bit tough for people out of shape or handicapped.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We were here on a rainy, cloudy day but still loved it. It's an easy walk along the cliff top. Would highly recommend seeing this.

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Paramus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The views are spectacular! I'm lucky enough to make this my morning stroll although I don't often do the entire 3.5 miles. You have the ocean on one side and the back of the beautiful mansions on the other. Wear comfortable shoes if you plan to do the entire walk; it is easy enough if you start at Memorial Blvd... More 

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Bronx
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It was a great walk especially that the weather was just beautiful. It was nice to be able to walk alongside the ocean and see these beautiful historic mansions. Some are private others you can actually pay a fee and go see inside. Definitely worth it.

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Minnesota
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31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

this is a nice walk to take with a family or couples. it is not strenuous at all, but does offer a couple of obstacles - but easy to achieve if you like a small challenge. overall i don't see this to be that exciting of a walk, other then offer very good views along the water and some of... More 

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walnut creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is one of the best parts of Newport. The sea views are terrific & it's a lovely way to enjoy the outdoors. People are friendly & you get a chance to see how the other half live!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Love taking a stroll on Cliff Walk - the views and the water lapping gently below made this such a pleasant experience. We used to walk this all the time in the late 70's and it was sloping. It has been repaired and feels more secure.

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Chesterfield, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We loved the Cliff Walk but when we got to the sign that said 2 miles with no outlet there should have been a warning that 1 3/8 miles into it the terrain is so rough you are literally climbing from rock to rock. We had friends with us who had physical limitations (just recovered from a broken leg &... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I would suggest, especially if you have limited time, to begin your cliff walk at Narragansett Ave. From here south, you will see beautiful mansions and the view to the ocean is more expansive. The first half starting at Easton's Beach is narrow and bordered by only hedges and fence.

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East Meadow
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

So nice to walk and see the sights....and it's free!!!! Looking out over the cliffs down onto the water crashing onto the rocks....seeing some mansions from their own backyards and thinking about the folks and parties that have lived and been thrown in this awesome homes!!!!!

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