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Cliff Walk, Newport

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#1 of 30 in Outdoors in Newport
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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  • This should be a must do for all. It’s a 3.5 mile one way walk on the cliffs. It is paved and has some benches to rest and take in the awesomeness of this place! Turn around and see the fabulous mansi...  more »
  • It was 30 degree weather in October, but by the end of the cliff walk we were all feeling warm and out of breath lol. The view, the sound of the waves and this year, we have discovered the rocks at th...  more »
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