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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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Southbury, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Cliff walk is an essential part of the Newport experience. They have just reopened the last section, rebuilt after sustaining hurricane damage. Start at the end of Memorial Boulevard for the complete experience. We walked there from town and it was an easy, slightly uphill walk. Great exercise and well worth it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great way to see Newport's historic "cottages" and enjoy ocean views while getting some exercise. and it is free!

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Did the walk after the Breakers tour. There was no direct connection from the Breakers expansive lawn to the cliff walk, but a well worn path obviously used by others led to a short fence of about 3 feet tall which we hopped over, through a break in the hedge, to the cliff walk. Took a right and followed the... More

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Bristol, CT, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You can pick up this path from many points along western side of newport. The views are breathtaking if you're looking to the sea. If you're trying to view the homes that will work better for some properties than others. For the most part the path is well paved and very safe from Memorial Boulevard (Easton Beach/first beach) all the... More

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Chester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Providence, Rhode Island a few years ago in April when the weather was crisp and cool b/c I don't like the heat. The first place we visited was Mansion Row along the water. We chose the tour of 3 magnificent mansions, including the famous Breakers. Gazing at the luxurious outside structure and gardens we entered... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Spectacular views while getting a good casual workout. I am handicapped and was able to walk this. Most of the walkway is handicap accessible.

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Auburn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We got out & walked a portion of the walk, but I was disappointed in the views of the homes. You get a couple of good views from here, but it's hard to see much because the walkway is set below the cliffs. I think you see far more driving, but definitely do this if you have the time. The... More

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Burke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You can tailor the distance to your fitness level. I ran the whole distance, about 4-5 miles, and had a great time doing it.

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St. Clair, MI
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We did the cliff walk by parking on the side streets West of the beach, then walking to catch the trolley ($2 I think) on Bellevue which took us right to the other end of the walk. Incredible mansions and views. Could probably walk it in 2 hours, BUT if you do it early in the day, you can pay... More

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We started our walk from The Breakers mansion. You can peak into the backyard of the Breakers & take a picture of the back of the mansion if you do not go in. There is also a trolley stop outside the Breakers if you don't have a car. Enjoyed the waves splashing against the cliffs & rocks. We even managed... More

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