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The Sights and Sounds of Cliff Walk, Newport, RI

Ketki Dongare Jul 2, 2019
When in Newport, the best way to enjoy a sunny afternoon is to be at the Cliff Walk. Take a stroll along the Cliff Walk - a National Recreational Trail, admiring the architectural craftsmanship on one side and the serene cosmic ocean on the other. Find yourself a perfect spot on the 3.5 miles of heaven!

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Walk the Cliff Walk in Newport.

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Cliff Walk Gazebo:  Take a romantic walk with your partner and soothe the soul with fresh oceanic smell and let the sound of the waves crashing be music to the ears.

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Cliff Walk Mansions: Wander leisurely alongside the shoreline and take a peak into the backyards of the magnificent mansions that keep you company.
A crown jewel of the Cliff Walk, The Breakers, a 14-acre property with 70 rooms, 5 floors, and an impressive art collection, is open to public with exceptional intricate interiors.
Located on the Bellevue Avenue, The Belmont Mansion is a delight to sore eyes. Take a break from the tiring climb ups at the Cliff Walk, and rest yourself to this view!
Start to End: The 3.5-mile journey of the Cliff Walk starts at the Memorial Blvd or the Easton's end with multiple exists at Narragansett Ave, Webster St, Ruggles Ave, Marine Ave, Ledge Rd, or a final stop at the Bellevue Ave.
Nearly a mile from the start of the Newport Cliff Walk, The Forty Steps is a major recreational attraction with captivating views of the ocean.
*Beware of the slippery steps!
Surf on the natural beach- Belmont at Marine Avenue, or get the ocean therapy with alluring views of the city's famous mansions.
Ruggles Ave till the end of Ledge Rd: You'll get on comfortably with the easy-to-hike, paved sidewalks, perfect for sightseeing. The rocky terrains are the ones to watch out for!
Be steady with the rugged trails that are extremely close to the coast, and highly difficult to climb up and down the rocks on the cliff.
Whilst airing around on the Cliff Walk, you'll come across these beautiful stone stacking - a balancing act for hikers.
Geology nerds out there, make sure to head to the Ochre Point, for its distinct yellowish-ochre oxide rocks.
At the end of the tunnel:
Built underneath a Chinese Tea House, this tunnel will open straight to the ocean at the Doris Duke's Rough Point.

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If you're wondering what else to do apart from hiking, go sailing away in the sunset at the Cliff Walk ocean!

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Treat yourself to the Fort Adams Tour for spectacular views of the Newport bridge and the Narragansett Bay with plenty of fun activities to indulge in.