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Cliff Walk, Newport

4.7
#1 of 30 in Outdoors in Newport
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Hiking Trail
Cliff Walk is a 5.6 km (3.5 mi) public access walkway that takes you along Newport’s shoreline. The walk is famous for its views, which combine some of the area’s most famous Gilded Age mansions with the striking natural beauty of the rugged coast. Though the majority of the walk is paved, the south end is not, and you will have to scramble on some rocks. It is important to wear walking shoes and tread carefully, as the fine sand that coats the rocks can make them slippery. Bring a bottle of water with you. Work out when and for how long to visit Cliff Walk and other Newport attractions using our handy Newport road trip website.
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  • A nice walk with great scenery and benches to rest on if you want. Is occasionally rocky in some spots - could be difficult to walk on.  more »
  • We went over early to avoid the crowds and didn’t come across many people until around 10:30 when we were done. Some areas have a path others are rocky. Mansions are beautiful and in general being by....  more »
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