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Upper Newport Bay Regional Park

Address: 600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone Number: 949 640 6746
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Irvine, CA
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397 reviews 397 reviews
90 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The road next to the Upper Newport Bay gets very little traffic, so a walk or bike ride is easy. It's a great place to take a dog; there are no restrictions unlike many of the beaches.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Much of California, and moreso Orange County, has been paved over. Props to Newport for preserving its natural heritage!

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Newport Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

what's to like? dirt, dirt more dirt, guess its a good place to run and get fresh air! what else can I say!!

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California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a great place to see nature and the bay!!! It's nice to go during early morning hours as it will have less people. It is also an entry point for kayakers and to watch birds migrating. California surely is Paradise!!

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Newport Beach, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

a little sanctuary by the bay! you can ride, jog or skate all around. or park and bring a picnic basket. enjoy!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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156 reviews 156 reviews
120 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Had a fantastic time walking around the bay and taking in the sites. The center at the top of the bay had lots of information about the local wildlife. As we went on Earth Day weekend they had extra exhibits With live animals. Visit their website before you go to check what's on.

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Orange, California, United States
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148 reviews 148 reviews
102 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This popular area has been used by locals for years for bike riding, walking, jogging, dog walking and especially for bird watching as it's a major stopover for migrating birds. It's also an entry point for kayakers to use the Back Bay waterways. There isn't any shade so it's better during the morning or evening hours, especially in summer, even... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Away from the highways and the hustle, used by locals for kayaking and for walking and jogging. Small interpretive nature center. Good parking.

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Henderson, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

It was a nice park. Looked like it was made more for bike riding as the trails were long and there were a lot of bikes. There wasn't any shade.

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Los Angeles, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

During the winter season the Back Bay is home to migrating birds on the Pacific fly way. A narrow one way road is shared with cars, bikes and runners. The bird watching and photography is excellent with lots of waterfowl and others.

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