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Newport Beach

California

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Recreational Heaven

Sun, sand and sea are a given at most beaches. But to have so much beach area, along with to-die-for dining and a choice of upscale retail establishments that will make you swoon? That’s rare.

Come to Newport Beach and experience the sophisticated beach lifestyle that serves as a magnet for all who love days in the water and evenings sipping cocktails by candlelight.

Eye-Candy Overload

The sunsets and sunrises at Newport Beach are stunning, so come early or stay late to witness these sweeping displays of beauty. Make the most of the West Coast’s largest recreational harbor and plan to swim, surf or try your hand at kayaking, canoeing or paddle-boarding.

Surf lessons will get you caught up if you’re a little rusty, but if you prefer to enjoy the water from a more elevated position, book a sunset cruise and join the luxury yachts gliding by.

Even the most hardcore foodie will find something to indulge in here. Newport Beach is home to hundreds of restaurants that serve everything from seafood to ethnic cuisine, and some even boast harborfront views.

Visit Newport Pier or Balboa Pier, both of which have restaurants and public bathroom facilities.

Fashion Island

Of course, to really experience Newport Beach, you have to indulge in a little bit of shopping. Head to the stunning Fashion Island shopping complex, with its deluxe landscaping and park-like feel.

Shop at your favorite mid-range stores, or go high-class with designer brands. Even if you only window-shop, you’ll walk away feeling chic.

Newport Beach at a Glance

City:Newport Beach

Country or State:California

Length of Beach:10 miles

Access:By car, taxi, bus, on foot

Best time to visit:May to October - best weather

High Season:May to October

Low Season:November to April

Beach Hours:6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Facilities:

  • Restaurants, bars, shopping
  • Rentals: Chairs, umbrellas, bikes
  • Lifeguards
  • Public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • Golden sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

Special Events:

  • Newport Beach Film Festival

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