Rocky Shore - Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island

Many visitors to Newport go there for the magnificent mansions, the great restaurants, and active boating and sailing. It is a very popular destination during the non-winter months and can attract large crowds. My favorite thing to do when I go there is to take a pre-dawn walk along the 3.5-mile Cliff Walk.  This public access trail leaves from Bailey's Beach and gives a terrific view of the surrounding water. A bonus is that the walk goes along the back of many of the huge mansions with a different perspective of them. The first half of the walk is paved and the second half is uneven and rocky. It was from this rocky part of the walk that I looked back toward the mansions and captured this photo.