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Cliff Walk, Newport

#1 of 29 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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  • Great views but the second half of the walk requires climbing on rocks!! The views of the mansion are not the greatest because of the hedge row of bushes and the fencing!!!  more »
  • The Cliff Walk in the spring is a vision of daffodils. All along the walk are large areas of these lovely flowers. We were lucky to find a fairly warm and sunny day for our walk. We used the Cliff....  more »

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