Newport Beach, Newport Beach

4.5
#1 of 18 in Beaches in Orange County
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. For Newport Beach and beyond, use our Newport Beach vacation trip planner to get the most from your Newport Beach vacation.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I have been to this bar with a friend who lives in Balboa Island. He showed me all the characteristic zones. A crime-free area spotless being inhabited exclusively by very wealthy people. Cute car boat that makes a few dollars across the Bay with the car. To visit
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  • August 12, 2017
    I love Newport Beach for many reasons. The beach is clean and less crowded than Laguna Beach. Also, there are many places you are park near the Newport Beaches that you do NOT have to pay for parking ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Everytime we go to Southern California we hit Newport. We haven't spent much time in any shops as we are usually headed to the beach itself. We love the beautiful sand and the water. Love the pier. We...  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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