Hi--we are going to visit Newport for one day next week and I have a couple of questions. Where do you recommend parking for the Cliff Walk? Are there places to picnic along the walk or is that discouraged? Are there any nearby sandwich places to get food for lunch along the walk? Can you recommend a good, moderately priced waterfront restaurant for dinner (we have 2 adults and 2 teens). Many thanks!!
You are in luck because the Cliff Walk is right beside the largest beaches in Newport, and there is usually plenty of parking (unless it's a beautiful day in the summer). The cliff walk is just before the beaches if you are coming from downtown. Keep driving a mile or so past the beaches to get to a strip of sandwich shops and clam shacks, where you can grab a lunch to go. Also on this strip is the Atlantic Beach Club, which sits on the beach and offers outdoor dining at pretty reasonable prices. Check out www.tablehound.com for information on all Newport restaurants -- it's a useful site for visitors. Also, gonewport.com will have info on restaurants and the cliff walk.
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