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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%
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“bring water” (87 reviews)
“paved path” (63 reviews)
117 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 02840-3659
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a lovely walk here enjoying the views of the sea and the cottages. It wasn't busy and there was plenty of parking, plus lots of photographic opportunities.

Thank 4states
Reviewed 5 days ago

This walk is amazing to experience in Newport . The scenery is unreal with the mansions, and ocean bluffs for several miles especially on a sunny day. Every time I come up to Newport I make sure to walk at least some of it ....More

Thank mellowkat
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great 5 mile walk along the ocean. When starting out on Memorial Boulevard walk is nicely paved. As one progresses the walk becomes more rugged and not for everyone. That should not discourage people from starting out. Perhaps, nicest in spring when daffodils are out.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Walked a portion of the Cliff Walk on Thanksgiving afternoon, and the views were incredible! Loved that you can set your own pace, and see the back sides of so many beautiful homes. Never know there was a small university next to the Breakers. Would...More

Thank PhilM2006
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great views and easy walk. Not too busy in Dec. Lots of opportunities for pictures. Great view of Breakers lawn.

Thank jfmonahan27
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice area for a walk with some really nice views of the water, houses in distance and various rocks by the shore.

Thank 542bernadettew
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Cliff Walk last May for a quick Memorial Day excursion from New York City. The biggest thing I was worried about when arriving was parking. It's definitely hard to park near the Cliffs without waiting for a space that you have...More

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the marginal way in Maine better. This walk..you are surrounded by stone walls and fencing. Not one person walking spoke or acknowledged a smile or good morning..kind of wierd

Thank Murf57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cliff walk is absolutely a must do when visiting Newport. The entire walk takes a good amount of time (several hours) and requires very comfortable shoes, but a short section on the east side from the Breakers to just north of the college only...More

Thank cfertenb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on this walk on 11/23/17. It was a beautiful sunny, but cool day. The ocean views are great and the mansions along the walk are just spectacular.

Thank Handyrandy63
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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.