The Most Gorgeous Scenery In The World: Every year, travel writers flock to Newport and later tell the world about Cliff Walk—add it to your list of must sees and you will not be disappointed! To the southeast you can see the Little Compton Lighthouse (our Newport County neighbor) and directly east St. Georges School, founded more than 100 years ago. Southwest provides a glimpse of the Block Island lighthouse. Out in the distant Atlantic Ocean are ships and cruising yachts, and closer to shore you may find surfers and fishermen along the cliffs.
Fun Fitness: According to the AARP, walking for at least 30 minutes a day, five or more days a week is recommended. During your walks, you should be able to maintain a conversation. If you are breathing too lightly, increase your pace. If you can’t catch your breath, slow it down.
Sheer Voyeurism: Yes, people really do live in these amazing private homes! Behind those 12-foot hedges and fences are real Newporters who love Cliff Walk as much as we do. Please respect their privacy and stay on the marked trail.
Be A Nature Lover For A Day: Between the marine attributes, diverse vegetation, indigenous wildlife and geological marvels—Cliff Walk has it! Local universities and outdoor societies often congregate to explore and learn.
The Importance of Solitude: Each person needs to have alone time. Combine fresh air, with good scenery and nothing but your own thoughts and Cliff Walk can satisfy your desire to center and refocus.
Practice Your Smile: Newport is known for gracious hospitality—passersby say hello and greet one another along the way. We are happy to enjoy our surroundings with you. Its really that simple, but it makes a big difference in your day!
Update Your Photo Album: At every turn and every minute of the day, the view is constantly changing. From sunrise to sunset, high tide to low tide and summer through next spring you will always capture something brand new behind the lens.
Discover Your Favorite Spot: It’s hard to decide, but when you feel it you know. In front of The Breakers, at the bottom of Forty Steps, on the ledges by the south shore, that one special place will beckon you the next time you walk the walk.
Clean Up Your Act: Get involved and help out during an organized Cliff Walk clean up day. Clean Ocean Access puts volunteers to the test scavenging lobster traps, buoys, fishing line, plastics, metals, glass and everything else the winds blows and tides wash ashore.
Express Yourself: Need to find time to talk to your teen about something important? Looking to get advice from a friend? Trying to create time for you and your partner away from the kids? Want to deliver a memorable proposal? Use Cliff Walk as your backdrop for any conversation to create a memory.
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