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Cliff Walk

The Cliff Walk in Newport, RI, is a dog-friendly public trail with beautiful views of the Newport shoreline and historic Newport. The path is roughly 3.5 miles in length and is a great way to see the area's landscape. Leashed dogs are allowed on the trail as long as they are cleaned up after. Visit Website

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Cliff Walk has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 13 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 5,491 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Beans & Maple
    Sep. 17, 2023
    Sunset Walk

    Like others said, well paved and dogs on leash. Great view for the humans and lots of sniffing on the grass for the pups. Went at sunset so got a bit dark on the walk back but made it back ok with lights on their collars.

  • Maria
    Jul. 4, 2023
    Most relaxing walk!

    My dog and I had the best morning stroll! We started at the 40 steps (there’s street parking for $2!) and took a left and walked down to first beach and back. All dogs on the trail are on leashes. It is wide enough that if you have a reactive dog you’d be fine! lots of room to step aside and not stress your pup out! Lots of great sniffs!

  • Kristi
    Jul. 3, 2023
    Beautiful views!

    we loved taking our dog here! early AM (7/8am) is not crowded at all and the views were amazing! crowds began around 9/930am

  • Joanna
    Aug. 8, 2022
    Must do adventure with your pup!

    Awesome adventure for dogs. Nice, safe walk along the coast! Lots of people had their dogs on the trail with them. Dogs must be leashed, and should be for safety on this walk. It was fun and our dog had as much fun as we did!

  • Dallas
    Aug. 4, 2021
    Beautiful Experience!

    Awesome dog friendly adventure! Bring lots of water! None of the water stations worked on the trip, but besides that it made for a great day!

  • Samantha
    Sep. 30, 2020
    Beautiful experience!

    My boyfriend and I took our dog Milo here over the weekend and had a beautiful day. Milo loved exploring the trail and we enjoyed the breathtaking views of Newport. Highly recommend bringing your dog here!

  • Stephanie
    Jul. 30, 2020
    Dog Friendly Stroll

    I walked this with my dog and everyone we encountered didn’t seem to mind dogs being on the path. It was great exercise with spectacular views. There are no water stations so be sure to bring your own. I would definitely recommend this activity!

  • Sue
    Sep. 28, 2019
    Beautiful Views and Friendly Faces

    The Cliff Walk is one of my favorite places in Newport. On slower days you can take your well-behaved pup for an off-leash stroll without worrying about upsetting anyone. Everyone we passed on the walk was super friendly and many people stopped to greet and pet our dogs. There is a short portion of the walk that you have to step over some large gaps since you’ll be traversing large boulders, so some uncoordinated dogs may trip a bit. You can see surfers surfing the waves on most days. It’s really beautiful!!!

  • Samantha
    Jun. 24, 2019
    Great walk

    Our girls (both small dogs) had a great time on the walk. Definitely make sure to bring enough water - particularly if it turns out to be a hot day. They had a great time trotting along, and we completed the entire length of the walk. Something to keep in mind: even though the walk itself is dog friendly, the transit back to the beginning is not, so we needed to split up, one getting the car and one staying with the girls. Something to keep in mind!

  • Courtney
    Jun. 11, 2019

    Amazing walk near the water with spectacular home viewing! We could only get as far as the breakers due to the rough terrain, but it was a wonderful walk!

  • Carole
    Apr. 29, 2018
    Great walk for everybody

    We enjoyed the walk very much and so did our bernese mountain dog. There is a short rocky part that a large dog can handle and small dogs can be held in arms. Count 1h30 return from Forty Steps to Sheep Point

  • Justin
    More than a year ago
    Beautiful Trail

    This is a concrete trail along the outer harbor of Newport, Rhode Island. It's dog friendly and not too busy. Go to the Narragansett Ave street parking. Walking south is beautiful views. It can be a bit narrow if you have a dog and you're walking at a busy time.

  • Lance
    More than a year ago
    Terrific views

    Dogs are not allowed at Easton's beach, but they are permitted at the "Cliff Walk"!!.... My 14 year old dog and I walked approx. 1 miles.. Then, turned around. During the walk, we enjoyed a beautiful view of the water and some of the mansions.. **Only a few benches and no water fountains.. : Parking at meters on Memorial Blvd... An easy and picturesque activity...

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