Newport Beach, Newport Beach

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Head to the Wedge for some of the best body surfing in Southern California. Known for its large, wedge-shaped waves, the swell at Newport Beach can reach up to 9 m (30 ft). Other options along this 16.1 km (10 mi) of coastline includ renting a bicycle, fishing, hiking, or sailing. The 4.7 km (2.9 miles) boardwalk features many shopping options and places to have a meal or a drink. You can rent beach chairs, body boards, and other water gear, and lifeguards are on duty throughout the area. Make your way to the fire rings to enjoy some s'mores. Plan your visit to Newport Beach and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Newport Beach travel route site .
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  • Coastal town, with houses and picturesque establishments. Much frequented by students. Has nice restaurants and shops to visit and buy souvenirs. The beaches are beautiful and lawns around with banks, an invitation to sit down and enjoy the scenery. Summer houses around beautiful with beautiful architecture. Next has big houses that are much sought after by tourists and museums that are worth a visit.
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  • Nice place to go, recommend going early on, you get to see a fish market, walk the pier. Nice shops along the walk. Starts to get really crowded around noon. There is paid parking, very tight areas to...  more »
  • Beautiful residential neighborhoods, close proximity to the ocean, lots of hotels, restaurants and shopping with a friendly, welcoming vibe.  more »

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Where to stay in Newport Beach

Newport boasts a large selection of beach resorts and hotels near the water. Many are hotel chains that offer comfortable rooms. On the streets leading away from the beach, you'll find a few independent hotels painted in pastel colors with ocean-themed names. Consider getting in touch with nature and reserving a campsite on the sand.
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