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Upper Newport Bay Regional Park

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Address: 600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone Number: 949 640 6746
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Natures calm in the middle of the hustle and bustle

Whether you walk, jog, run, bike, or ride a horse, the Back Bay is a perfect place to do it. We stayed a the hotel near by and every morning headed onto the trails for exercise... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Whether you walk, jog, run, bike, or ride a horse, the Back Bay is a perfect place to do it. We stayed a the hotel near by and every morning headed onto the trails for exercise. On the Saturday morning we paused to listen to volunteer naturalists speaking at their stations along the trail, on the history, geology, fish life,... More 

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Orange County, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Parallel park on University Drive and cross the street and enter the park on foot through the employee driveway near the end of University. Cross over the bike path and be sure to grab bags for Fido if needed and head into the park from the employee driveway which is the rear entrance to the Interpretive Center. Keep walking and... More 

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Irvine, CA
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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 via mobile

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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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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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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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