9 Insider Tips for Enjoying the Spectacular Newport Cliff Walk


A 3.5-mile trail with stunning views of the ocean and the mansions of the Gilded Age. 

The official starting point is at Easton’s Beach, where you can find parking, restrooms, and snacks. 

Where to Begin your Walk


Use a GPS-based app to listen to the history and anecdotes of the cliff walk and the mansions. 

Learn the Stories Behind the Sights 


The first two-thirds of the walk are paved and easy, but the last third is rocky and rugged. 

Wear Comfortable Shoes 


There are no water fountains or vending machines along the walk, so pack your own refreshments. 

Stay Hydrated and Energized 


Some of the mansions are still privately owned and occupied, so be courteous and keep your distance. 

Don’t Trespass or Take Photos of the Houses  


A stone staircase that leads to a platform overlooking the ocean, where servants used to dance and socialize. 

A Historic Landmark and a Scenic Spot 


You can buy tickets to tour the interiors of these architectural wonders, or admire them from the outside. 

Two of the Most Famous and Opulent Mansions  


The last stop of the walk is a sandy beach where you can relax and enjoy the golden hour. 

The End of the Walk and a Perfect View 


You can catch a trolley, a bus, or a ride-share service from the end of the walk to your destination. 

How to Get Back to Your Car or Hotel  


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