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A scenic 3.5 mile walkway that borders the back lawn of The Breakers and many other Newport mansions.
117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659
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Reviewed yesterday

It was a cold, brisk and windy day. The walk is about 2 miles. We stopped along the way. If you dare, you can walk down 40 steps to the rocky beach. We did not attempt this. At some spots you need to walk up/down...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FloraPhyllisNJ
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Cliff Walk was the highlight of my trip to Newport. When we first arrived, it was extremely foggy and misty so we expected the walk to be miserable. However, the fog and mist only added to the experience, making it feel like it was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Maria W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful walk that I would recommend to anyone! If you’re visiting Newport you should stop by it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a 2+ mile paved walk along the Atlantic, that hugs the coast and offers spectacular views. Looking inland, there are the famous "Newport Cottages" which are truly mansions from another time, all along the walk. Looking out to the Atlantic, there is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Curt-Ayer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the first things we added to our itinerary and it lived up to the hype. It's a relatively easy walk, and the scenery is second to none. The shoreline is beautiful on it's own, but with the addition of all the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank endorphin84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a scenic walk to The Breakers take the Cliff Walk route instead of walking down Bellevue. You'll see excellent seaside views while also getting a peek to other mansions along the way.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lorry04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must take this walk on a nice day. You will see the back sides of many of the mansions. No visit to Newport is complete wihout doing the walk.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fairly easy walk at no cost. You will see several mansions, waves and surf. We walked the complete trail, one way (~4 miles), in about 1hour and 40 minutes. Not a lot of elevation changes, but you do run into some patches...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank an4252017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring some water. There is a public restroom along the way. This walk allows you to experience the magic of the Newport Coast and the historic architecture that is part of the rich history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank musiclover1013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cliff walk is the most beautiful walk around the neck of Newport! You can choose how long you would like to walk - there are a few exits along the walk! View are stunning and the nature is beautiful! Amazing mansions along the walk!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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8 November 2018|
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Response from Stan R | Reviewed this property |
It is the off season, we didn't have any problems parking on Narragansett (Forty Steps)
26 October 2018|
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Response from CapeMay97 | Reviewed this property |
The 40 steps is an extension of the cliff walk and it won’t affect your visit in anyway. Youll be walking along the cliff and come to an area with the forty steps. You have an option to go down them (not up) to the bottom... More
9 October 2018|
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Response from JSchill | Reviewed this property |
Parking available mid-point near the college as well. Paid parking spots on the street next to the Breakers home. Trolley is a good idea though - it is a long but beautiful walk end to end. Enjoy!