About Cliff Walk
No trip to Newport is complete without a stroll on the famous Cliff Walk. A designated National Recreation Trail, this unique attraction is home to sandy beaches, rugged coastline, spectacular ocean scenery, and opulent historic mansions dotting the cliff sides along the way. Start your journey at the Easton's Beach trailhead, across from our hotel, to wander along the sometimes paved, sometimes rocky coastal pathway. You'll enjoy the New England sunshine, see cliffs rising up to 70 feet high and capture views of famed landmark residences like The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, The Elms, Marble House, and Rosecliff. Discover 3.5 miles of unique American history, unmatched natural beauty and plenty of outdoor adventure.
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Prices - Free to enter the trail at any point. Some mansions offer tours for a fee. Parking is available at Easton's Beach lot ($10 weekdays/$20 weekends). Narragansett Avenue offers seasonal metered parking for $1.25/hour. (May 1st-Oct. 31st).
Hours - Open daily from sunrise to sunset, all year.
- Ocean Views
- Wildlife & Nature Viewing
- Walking & Hiking Trails
- Pet Friendly
- Historic Mansions
- Handicapped Access - North End Only
Before You Go
How Long Is The Cliff Walk Trail?The Cliff Walk trail runs for 3.5 miles from Easton's Beach in the north to Reject's Beach in the south. The trail passes many of Newport's most famous historic mansions and features a combination of smoothly paved pathways and rocky, unpaved areas. These unpaved areas are centered toward the southern portion at Ledge Road/Bellevue Avenue, and can be difficult for small children, the elderly and disabled persons to navigate.
How Long Will It Take To Complete The Trail?Plan to spend a minimum of 2.5 hours if you wish to walk the entire length of the trail round trip. There are plenty of places to stop and appreciate the scenic beauty of the cliffs and ocean and pause to admire the many historic mansions perched on the ocean's edge along the way. Be sure to bring your camera and take your time.