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Newport Beach

100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA, Newport Beach, CA 92660
949-644-3309
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Birdwatching
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Clovis, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There is quit a lot to see and visit at Newport Beach. Spend the day shopping, taste the fine cuisine of the restaurants. Walk til you drop. It's always fun to explore and take in all the yachts and million dollar cottages that line the shore.

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Park City, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Newport beach is a great place to spend a day at the beach. It's not over crowded and is very clean. The boardwalk is very enjoyable to walk down. You have plenty of room to spread out. Very family friendly.

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Greater Cincinnati
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Everyone has probably heard of Newport Beach and overall it is everything folks would imagine for a California Beach town. Lots of things to do, a vibrant beach and shopping district, and many restaurants.

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Bethel, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a beautiful beach with long stretches of powdery sand...not a lot of rocks or seaweed/seagrass. The area is very clean, too. A pleasant place to spend a sunny day.

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Phoenix, AZ
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Normally we vacation in San Diego (Mission Beach) and NEVER again after Newport Beach. CLEAN!!! No urine smell, no flies and no seaweed. Wide open and very enjoyable. My only complaint? The lifeguards: One told my kids they could only dig a hole waist high. Another, the next day, said digging holes was not allowed.. Who can't dig a hole... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I loved being close to the ocean. Great restaurants and shopping. Everybody seemed very friendly and helpful.

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Lehi, Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The beach has a decent size surf for bodyboarding, but not overwhelming for younger kids. Lots of dolphins to watch out past the breaks and a pier close for shopping.

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napa, ca
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Spent a few days at the beach and it was great. If you go to Newport Beach, get there before 10 am because the parking lot fills up fast. The water is great and the sand is soft. The homeless people keeps to themselves and everyone seems friendly on the beach.

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Fort Wright, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Newport beach is a nice spot to visit if you enjoy an upscale atmosphere. You can see lots of big fancy boats in the Newport harbor. I can't say it's one of my favorite beaches in southern CA but it was decent.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very smooth sandy beach, hardly any rocks. Hard to find parking, we took a taxi, removing the angst of feeding a meter, parking restrictions and time limitations. Family friendly, beautiful water, but definitely cold!

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