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A scenic 3.5 mile walkway that borders the back lawn of The Breakers and many other Newport mansions.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great walk” (224 reviews)
“bring water” (77 reviews)
117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was an easy walk with just a couple of tricky places where you walk on rocks. They are stable rocks, though, so really not hard. It was great weather when we went because of the breeze from the water. Seeing the rocks in the...More

Thank smokydusty
Reviewed yesterday

A thoroughly enjoyable walk...beautiful views of both the water and the mansions. After our walk we rode our bikes around the general area...

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed yesterday

This was great but the walk can get a little scary towards the end. It is NOT all sidewalk . The rock paths get more difficult as it goes along. There are two dark tunnels but they are short tunnels. The whole walk may be...More

Thank Meegan G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a wonderful pathway into the history of the Golden Age! While working in Newport, I would go there on my lunch break and it was always a great experience. The houses are magnificent and the view from the Cliff Walk is like no...More

Thank michelewave04
Reviewed yesterday

Loved walking along the shoreline on the cliffs. The views were beautiful! The mansions along the route were also an added bonus! You can walk for hours or a few minutes. Not really a place to take small children. If you do, they should be...More

Thank Carrie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of our favorite things to do in Newport. We walk the Cliff Walk every time we visit Newport. The scenery is stunning - the ocean on one side and the lovely homes and mansions on the other. We always meet friendly wanderers...More

Thank Lois P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really fun to visit with friends, family, or partner. Good source of exercise with beautiful views of the ocean and mansions.

Thank Chelsea L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there during the 1/2 day off of the conference I attended in Providence. It's about 45 min drive to Newport. The walk takes a bit over an hour one way. It's beautiful with the sea on one side and the mansions on the other......More

Thank Ludo-Owen
Reviewed 2 days ago

take an uber to the public beach and walk the cliff. its about 3.5 miles. this is something you must do. the views are spectacular of the ocean and the mansions are right behind you back. great to run also

Thank Howie Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love the cliff walk-not the first time we have done it, but just as enjoyable! Beautiful ocean scenery along the way.

Thank MollysMomNewburyNH
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Bill B
18 June 2017|
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Response from PKipke | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The Cliff Walk is on the eastern side of the peninsula, where some of the mansions are located. It would be too far to walk from the city center area. Someone with knee problems can walk easily, but not the whole route... More
5 May 2017|
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Response from jakeDVermont | Reviewed this property |
Impossible for me to say without knowing your friend and the medical situation better. Basically it's an easy walk, and it boils down to the number of miles he/she can comfortably walk. There's nothing difficult in terms of... More
22 April 2017|
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Response from Jennifer M | Reviewed this property |
You can do either. I went this weekend and did the 3.5 mile walk and took an uber back for $7 lol