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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” (83 reviews)
“paved path” (59 reviews)
117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659
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Reviewed yesterday

The walk is challenging and only for the sure footed in several sections. The views of the mansions is very limited though

Thank John I
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A stroll by the Cliff Walk will make one keenly aware of the distribution of wealth in this country, but on a less philosophical note the views are beautiful, the mansions are impressive and it is a good walk. I personally like Marginal Way in...More

Thank Eduardo G
Reviewed yesterday

Walking here is a must do. NOT a short, but rewarding in many ways. Ocean on one side, BIG homes on the other. Parking might be a problem.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Parking was hard to find because the lot at the east end was closed. However, we drove to the end of Narraganset street and found on the street parking. This is where the Forty-nine Steps can be found. We walked west past the Breakers and...More

Thank yajiprof
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We started our adventure on the cliff walk and decided to keep on going even after the paved path stopped. With a bum knee it made it a lot slower but the views were worth it! Great time!

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the walk on two different days. The first day still had remnants of tropical storm Jose lingering around. Even with the strong wind and drizzle the walk was great. Seeing the whitecaps on the ocean reminds you of all sorts of stories of...More

Thank Alan4B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This walk offers a great view of the water, but not of the mansions. The walking path is pretty narrow especially for people with kids and dogs. The view is spectacular though. It is a great attraction for free, especially if you're on a road...More

Thank Brittany J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Didn't go far...but the view was beautiful none-the-less. It was too windy and cold the day we were here to stay on the walk long...but would love it on a warm day!

Thank poundog
Reviewed 3 days ago

Part gravel paved, part rocky climb, it is a rewarding several hours gawking at the magnificent mansions.

Thank PaulCorning
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walked it for the first time this past weekend. I was a bit disappointed. The weather was so foggy and overcast the views weren't that great. Must do again on a better day so I can fully experience the views. Walked only the paved portion....More

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12 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
20 August 2017|
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Response from Vinod K | Reviewed this property |
There is free parking on Annandale Rd which I used.
Sue G
24 July 2017|
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Response from Lori D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can access it from various points. Parking was a little challenging since we went on a Saturday in the summer but found side street parking within a reasonable distance of the starting point on Memorial Blvd.