Newport Cliff Walk

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Coordinates: 41°28′02″N 71°18′08″W / 41.4672°N 71.3021°W / 41.4672; -71.3021

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 first in New England.

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, Narragansett Avenue, and Memorial Boulevard.

The Cliff Walk provides views of The Breakers, Marble House, Rough Point, and other prominent mansions from the Gilded Age as well as views into the Narragansett Bay.

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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