The Cliff Walk is one of Newport's premier attractions. It is a 3.5-mile path that winds along the city's eastern rocky shoreline, offering incredible views of the ocean, mansions and more.
Designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1975, the Cliff Walk starts at the western end of Easton's Beach at Memorial Boulevard and runs south, ending at Bellevue Avenue by Bailey's Beach (more commonly known as Rejects Beach).
About two-thirds of the path is in easy walking condition. Parts of the southern half are rougher, running along the natural and rocky shore line. Walkers pass at their own risk. Some spots are just a few feet from abrupt drops of more than 70 feet, which are hidden by wild bushes and weeds. Poison ivy is also an issue in the summer months.
Proper walking shoes are strongly encouraged.
- Hours: Daily, sunrise to sunset
- Handicap Accessible: No
- Are there any interesting facts about this location?: The Cliff Walk was the named the sixty-fifth National Recreation Trail in the country in 1975. It was the first of its kind in New England.