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A scenic 3.5 mile walkway that borders the back lawn of The Breakers and many other Newport mansions.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bring water” (85 reviews)
“paved path” (62 reviews)
117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As far as views of the ocean are concerned this walk is average. But the houses along the walk are magnificent. It is a relatively easy walk and you can access via any of the various streets that end at the shoreline

Thank Eataroundwoburn
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely way to see all the scenes, experience the water, waves and wind.. and get your exercise in for the day.

Thank MMeston
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of seats and water filter stations. Really worth exploring this free attraction which brings the beaches and the gilded mansions altogether

Thank Carnalbanagh
Reviewed 4 days ago

The views from the walk were beautiful - both looking out at the water and back toward the waterfront mansions. Most of the 3.5 mile walk is easy but there are a few places where you have to jump from one large rock to another....More

Reviewed 4 days ago

The cliff walk offers an opportunity to see the water and catch a glimpse of some of the mansions in Newport. It's a great way to walk off the lunch from one of the many restaurants in town!

Thank mkj50
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to spend the day anytime of year!!! hit brick alley pub or the Red parrot for lunch after

Thank mary d
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I had visited Newport a number of times in the past and had done all the mansion tours. In fact she had done a summer school program with the Victorian Society of America a few years ago. We decided to do the...More

Thank AlanMartyMartin
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

3 trips to Newport for my GF and I and we make it a priority to walk the cliff walk each time no matter the weather.We don't bother completing it anymore we have a nice spot a little over a half mile from the forty...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful way to walk along the water with mansions on the other side. There's rough terrain along rocks is some places and easy paved paths for most of the walk.

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the Cliff Walk on the off season (November) and it was a peaceful experience. Due to logistical constraints, I walked from the 40 steps (where there was ample (and free) on-street parking this time of year) to the end beyond Ledge Rd. This...More

1  Thank rustymambo
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18 October 2017|
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Response from Suzanne E | Reviewed this property |
No fee or ticket required.
13 September 2017|
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Response from CamNJ | Reviewed this property |
The easiest walk is probably from The 40 Steps to just past The Breakers. Basically walk the length of the Salve Regina University Campus on the Cliff Walk...and just a bit beyond, past The Breakers (The Vanderbilt Mansion... More
21 August 2017|
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Response from Vinod K | Reviewed this property |
There is free parking on Annandale Rd which I used.