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Cove Gallery Laguna Beach Art Walk
The Cove Gallery in Laguna Beach is a participating Laguna Beach Art Walk Gallery. C...more
Nov 17 2017
Blue Whale Migration Summer/Fall 2017-$16 Cruise Special
Enjoy $16 whale-watching cruise special. Click "Visit Website" for offer. ...more
Dec 1 2017
Gray Whale Migration Off Newport Beach Winter/Spring - $16 Cruise Special
$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special.  Click website for special The G...more
Dec 1 2017
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2017 Cruises - $20 Cruise Special
The 2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Sou...more
California Welcome Center - Widget (2)

Newport Pier located at Balboa Peninsula

  • On Balboa Blvd., at Oceanfront and 21st Street.
    Newport Beach CA 92663
  • Phone: (949) 644-3000

Newport Beach offers fine, soft sand with plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy yourself. Surfers, swimmers and sunbathers all bask in the warmth of beautiful Southern California winter and summer days. Pelicans and seagulls also enjoy Southern California's year round Mediterranean climate.

Near the base of the Newport Pier is the Dory Fishing Fleet, founded in 1891. The pier offers stunning views to the north toward Huntington Beach, and looking south, you can see another structure, the Balboa Pier. This five-mile stretch of beach boasts a bevy of activities. Swimmers and sunbathers flock to the beach in summer and winter, capping off their day in the sun with a night of casual or fine dining. Skate, bike and board rentals are popular, and surfing off the jetty is prime. The vibe at the Balboa Peninsula is youthful and fun.

This is an ideal place for cycling and skating, but keep in mind that parking is limited and you might have to walk a few blocks to get to the sand. Newport Beach has a lengthy bike trail, which extends around most of the peninsula. Riding along the boardwalk is fun and a great way to check out some of the most expensive real estate in Southern California. Many of the houses on the boardwalk are available for summer rentals, another great option to experience living life on the beach.