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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%
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“great walk” (222 reviews)
“bring water” (74 reviews)
117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed every minute of the Cliff Walk. It is the highlight of Newport visitations. Being outside no matter what time of the day is unique in this setting. I do not know anyone who does not get pleasure from spending time walking on this.

Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked the cliff walk after seeing the historic mansions and it was beautiful! A nice way to see the cliffs and ocean as well as the back of the mansions. The second half of it could be more difficult for some people as you...More

Thank samideeann
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a foggy morning, but views were still pretty good and we could see the potential for better weather. Part of the walk was closed for maintenance, but there was a well marked detour. We did only the first mile up to the detour...More

Thank serenitywriter
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is such a scenic and peaceful walk. Well worth it, we ran from our guest house along the walk and back several times early in the morning and late afternoon. Do take time to watch the sunset from this location.

Thank suegardiner10
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely easy walk along the water with the Ocean on one side and the beautiful Mansions behind you. The views were stunning both the water view and the land view.

Thank StaceyCo1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely view of the ocean in front of the magnificent mansions. Great place to walk and take it all in

Thank belizejo
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a beautiful walk, with the ocean on one side and the backs of the mansions on the other. You can't see much of the mansion due to high privacy hedges (understandably) but this is worth doing. We entered at the north end of...More

Thank TorontoLal
Reviewed 5 days ago

Every year when the weather starts to warm up I find myself making several trips to Newport to go on the Cliff Walk. I cannot recommend this scenic walk enough. Whenever I take anyone for their first time it is always magical to watch their...More

1  Thank JoriTravels
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a beautiful and peaceful walk along the coastline. When you continued you could see the mansions from a different vantage point. Wear comfy shoes and walk it to then end...be advised no bicycles are permitted on the path and metered parking in most...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Cliff Walk is definitely something to see. The houses are amazing to see, although some are hard to see from the path. I highly recommend doing a tour of the houses (at least two) to get the full experience. There are a few that...More

Thank wmason43
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Bill B
How do you get to the Cliff Walk? Where is the entrance to it?
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
How challenging is the walk from Easton to Breakers? I am going with someone with knee problems. Would you only do Narragansett to Breakers?
6 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
If you do the complete walk, can you exit at that time, or do you have to reverse and go back to the beginning?
22 April 2017|
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Response from WellTraveled3 | Reviewed this property |
The entire walk is pretty long (about 3.5 miles long), so depends on how much you want to walk! You can definitely just walk a small section of the walk closer to the downtown Newport Harbor area, then just walk back and... More