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All reviews soft sand life guards boogie boards beautiful area southern california parking spot the pacific ocean lots of shops great place to visit fashion island people watch orange county corona del mar balboa peninsula whale watching wedges waves
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoy this area. It's Not overcrowded. The beach is great to walk. It's clean with pretty much views.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank X9694UMjennyb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon down at Newport Beach. We parked in the lot that is at the foot of the pier, and sat on the beach for s while. There are quite a few shops and restaurants in the area. The walking/biking path is excellent....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, I’m going to give you the inside scoop. You’re going to read a lot of reviews, but this might as well be a how-to. You don’t just want to go play in the sand. That will get you three vacation stars. I’m going to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank focusedaction
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a great surfing beach starting with numbered streets that start with novice surf 13th to 72,<---were the PROS surf anything that floats. I've seen these incredible surf plywood!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ilovenudism
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popular beach with a good view of pier and if you look south especially in the evening you get a great view of the Laguna Canyons. Crowded area especially on the weekends but still a great place to hang out.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David H
Reviewed March 21, 2019

Plenty of good shopping areas including Fashion Island and Newport Coast Mall. Restaurants abound up and down the Coast Highway, however parking is parallel on the highway--a little harder to deal with.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John N
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Newport Beach offers several attractions, including the fashion island shopping center, corona del mar beach, the pier, pipeline , balboa island and many restaurants along pch and throughout the city and peninsula. I enjoy walking around balboa island( about 2 mi around) and stopping on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank marki92660
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

The beach is nice for walking. As is the pier. The pier is free. Parking can be pricy but there is free parking to be found. The drive along the Southern Pacific Coast Highway is very nice indeed

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robin_Knowles
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Great place to visit, Balboa peninsula is great. Good restaurants walking path along beach or rent bicycles

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank josp626
Reviewed March 11, 2019

A Huge plus, nearby parking. A huge negative - only if you get it. If you plan to carry a lot of stuff on the beach and spend the entire day, there are a lot of activities or simply relax.

Date of experience: July 2018
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44th and River should be just a couple blocks to beach. You should be fine with traffic because it's at the end of the peninsula close to PCH. Then you would maybe bike the alley to the boardwalk (on 38th?! I should know... More
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Book the ticket online to get the cheapest prices and try to avoid weekends .. i guess 2 days at least to visit the whole park if u r quick , but if u want to take mote time and do the rides more than one time then u will... More
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