Newport Cliff Walk

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Cliff Walk Newport

The Newport Cliff Walk is considered one of the top attractions in Newport, Rhode Island, in the United States.[1] It is a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) public access walkway that borders the shore line. It has been designated a National Recreation Trail.

The Cliff Walk starts from the east end of Bailey's Beach to the western end of First Beach. There are public access points at Bellevue Avenue, Ledge Road, Marine Avenue, Ruggles Avenue, Sheppard Avenue, Webster Street, and Narragansett Avenue.

It runs behind many of Newport's famous gilded mansions, such as Astor's Beechwood, Rosecliff, Marble House, The Breakers, Ochre Court, and Rough Point, where a bridge is located over an open chasm. Most of the 3.5-mile (5.6 km) cliff walk is paved and it offers beautiful vistas, tunnels, and long winding pathways. The latter half of the cliff walk has unpaved sections and paths along rugged New England rocky shoreline. This section is more of a challenge but it also has impressive views.

Hurricane Sandy damage[edit]

In October 2012, a storm surge caused by Hurricane Sandy washed away large sections of the Cliff Walk.[2] The walk was closed through June 2014, when it reopened after a $5.2 million restoration.[1]


  1. ^ a b Burns, Frances (25 June 2015). "Tourists can once again traverse the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Cliff Walk in Newport, R.I." UPI. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Flynn, Sean (6 November 2012). "Sandy: The Aftermath The damage is done Repairs to the Cliff Walk will cost the city about $2 million". Retrieved 3 November 2015. 

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