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‘GUIDE TO THE WORLD FAMOUS CLIFF WALK”
Featuring information on the Walk and details of 16 points of interest including the Cliff Walk mansions and interactive map. Each point of interest has a marker with a QR code and URL that you can also enter on your smart phone.
Made for: iPhone – iPad – Android Phones & Tablets
The Official Cliff Walk Guide is part of the VISITNEWPORT App and is brought to you as a public service by the Cliff Walk Commission and the city of Newport
Welcome to Newport’s world famous Cliff Walk, a public access walk and trail along the majestic Atlantic Ocean shoreline.
The Trail runs North to South, beginning at Memorial Boulevard at the top of Easton’s Beach and ends at the exit at Bailey’s Beach. Allow for 2 or more hours to walk the entire 3.5 mile length.
Cliff Walk is one of New England’s most popular attractions – the only National Recreational Trail within a National Historic District in the United States.
The Walk not only offers magnificent views high over the water, but glimpses of many historic “Gilded Age” mansions with their lawns spilling majestically out to the Walk.
As you travel along the Walk, note the 16 trail markers, each of which features a QR code that your smart phone can scan for more information on that particular site. A tiny URL link can also be entered.
The first half of the Walk is paved and both handicap and stroller accessible. Please stay on the pavement and heed the warning signs.
The latter part of the Walk, south of the Breakers (The Vanderbilt Mansion), becomes progressively more challenging, as the Walk becomes a rocky Trail meandering along the shoreline. Sturdy shoes are recommended for this challenging portion of the Walk.
Note that you travel at your own risk. The Walk is a public right-of-way over private property so please be courteous, do not litter and leash your dog.
The Cliff Walk Commission
Easton’s Beach – Trail marker #1
Relax and play on the white sand ocean beach- surf the waves, ride the beautiful 1950′s carousel
The Chanler – Cliff Lawn – Trail marker #2
The house was built 1870-1873 by John Winthrop Chandler
Rosecliff – Trail Marker #9
This 1902 mansion has been the setting for many Hollywood movies…
Marble House – Trail Marker #11
Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. ………