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  • Newport, Rhode Island Cliff Walk

Cliff Walk In Newport, RI: Recreation Trail, Nature, and Sightseeing

Stroll along the scenic Cliff Walk in Newport, RI, a 3.5-mile National Recreation Trail along the coast. Explore sandy beaches as you take in the panoramic ocean scenery of the Newport shoreline, and historic mansions dotting the cliff sides. This unique attraction is a great way to see the sights while enjoying the sunshine. Start your journey on the rocky coastal pathway at Easton's Beach trailhead and make your way down to Reject's Beach. Get a glimpse of famed landmark mansions including The Elms, Chateau-sur-Mer, Marble House, The Breakers, and Rosecliff. See the towering cliffs rising 70 feet high and enjoy the unmatched natural beauty, wildflowers, and birds in Newport.





Open daily from sunrise to sunset.


  • Ocean Views
  • Historic Mansions
  • Wildlife & Nature Viewing
  • Walking & Hiking Trails
  • Pet Friendly
  • Photography



  • Is the Newport Cliff Walk dog friendly?

    Yes, Cliff Walk is a pet-friendly activity you can enjoy with your furry travel companions. Dogs are welcome to walk the cliffs with their owners but must be on a leash at all times. Dogs must be well-behaved and picked up after while at Cliff Walk. Make sure to carry an extra bottle of water for thirsty pooches.
  • How long is the Newport Cliff Walk?

    The Newport Cliff Walk trail spans 3.5 miles along Newport's eastern coast. Beginning on Easton's Beach in the north to Reject's Beach in the south, the trail runs through many of Newport's most famous historic mansions and features a combination of smoothly paved or rocky pathways. The entire walk takes about 2.5-3 hours round trip depending on your stops.

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