Newport’s Cliffwalk

May 28th, 2010 by Marshall Slocum Inn

The Cliffwalk is one of the top attractions on this beautiful New England island.  A 10 minute walk from our Newport inn, the Cliffwalk is a 4.5 mile walk along the ocean edge cliffs of Newport that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shore line with the architectural history of Newport’s gilded age.  Wild flowers, birds, Cliff Walk Airgeology, and a front yard view of the magnificent mansions add to this delightful walk. The walk runs in front of some of the most famous mansions including Astor’s Beechwood, Rosecliff, Marble House, The Breakers, Ochre Court on the campus of Salve Regina University, and Rough Point.

The Cliffwalk begins at Memorial Drive near Easton’s Beach and winds its way along the rocky New England shoreline to the start of Ocean Drive.  The walk can be accessed from the starting and ending points of the path, Narragansett Ave, and Ruggles Ave.  Most of the walk is paved and offers beautiful vistas, tunnels, and long winding pathways overlooking the waves below.  Towards the end of the walk, the path is no longer paved and becomes a bit more challenging as you cross the rugged rocks at the water’s edge.  The views are absolutely breath taking.

Many guests here at our Newport inn have enjoyed this peaceful walk and it is definitely a must see if you have some time to spend here on this gorgeous island!

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