Newport Beach
Newport Beach
4.5
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Known for its shoreline and seafood restaurants, Newport Beach is more than just sand and surf. This coastal city in South Orange County, California, is a vibrant playground of attractions and activities. Newport Beach also marks the first stop of many Hollywood tours, and you may recognize its surroundings from hit shows like 'The O.C.' and 'Arrested Development'. Hop on a whale-watching cruise to spot blue whales and bottlenose dolphins, catch some waves at the popular surfing spot The Wedge, or stroll down a picturesque boardwalk to Balboa Island, where you’ll find a variety of charming local businesses. – Tripadvisor
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Kaitlyn Parker
Strawberry Plains, TN30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Newport Beach is a quaint little oceanfront town. Sitting on a peninsula you can watch the sailboats come in and out of the harbor or have the pleasure of people watching. If you park at the balboa pier you will have to walk up a sand hill and down the other side to get to the ocean. It was crowded and on the noisy side when we were there at 2pm on a Thursday. One other thing I noticed was the homeless that lived around the area. Just be sure to be aware of your surroundings when you go out and don’t ever leave valuables in your car— on any trip you take to anywhere in the world!
Written August 14, 2020
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781stanleyk
Wells, ME13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Stayed the Marriott at Newport Beach - Had a view of the Ocean and the Pelican Bay Golf course. The property is Excellent - hung out either by the quiet Salt water pool or simply read a book on my balcony. Restaurant's nearby were more like going to your neighborhood type of place or go to the local supermarket called Pavilion which was a step above most supermarkets.

A few nights just grilled and relaxed and dinner was a easy drive with no real waits or hassles. This area is very nice and does not feel iike going to a resort but going to a great neighborhood. will go back there again to relax play some golf and just watch the day go by.
Written February 19, 2020
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Simone
Johnson City, TN1,764 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We always look forward to being able to come & enjoy this beach. Love walking walking walking. The sand is easy to walk in. And when it starts getting crowded we just head over to the beautiful homes across the street & walk there. So much to enjoy! Friendly people. Lots of little shops & restaurants. But sad to see so many homeless coming out recently. Especially in the evenings. We actually decided against walking here in the evening just because we felt unsafe. The men’s restroom was so filthy it was basically unusable. :(
Written February 8, 2020
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Dave G
West Kelowna, Canada33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Only my second visit to Newport Beach, and so glad we returned. Newport Beach is amazing. Recommend renting a bike, and exploring miles of bike lane along Beach. Travelled from south end of Newport Beach, to north end of Huntington Beach in an afternoon, on rented e-bike. So much fun, and e-bike definitely recommended.

Newport has great restaurants for seafood, Italian, Mexican food, and many more.

Will be back.
Written March 19, 2022
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lindsay0215
Pittsburgh, PA1,122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We love going to Newport Beach however the marine layer put a slight damper on the day. We’re used to the blue sky sunny CA beach day so the marine layer was a new experience. Someone suggested checking the beach cams before you head out. Still a nice day at the beach.
Written July 17, 2023
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Donna V
Park Ridge, IL18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Spent a Magical Christmas 🎄 in Newport Beach! From the Chicago area, so it was wonderful weather and no snow. Plenty of things to do, great restaurants and walks along the Pacific with a good cup of coffee in the morning.
Stayed at one of the many VRBO’s available for families.
I hope to go back again soon.
Written January 1, 2020
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RitaAdvisor
San Diego, CA115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I go to the beach 2x each week and walk at least a mile. Whether you start at the pier, or further south or further north, it is always beautiful. the city keeps their beaches clean. Safe and I love being here nearby whenever I want to go.
Written February 3, 2020
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meche2018
Seattle, WA38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Newport Beach is an incredible place that offers the Best of California. Many places to stay with varied prices. Rent a beach cruiser and hit the bike path right on the beach, enjoy the breeze, stop along to enjoy the beach, surfers, lunch. Lido Island for great food,(Bottleworks,Nobu) Fashion Island for shopping. Get out on the water,see wildlife or a sunset.I stay at the Newport Beach Hotel(Fantastic) Flyn Fish rest.next door and the Best!
Written January 15, 2020
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J H
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This port is too crowed. It is short of parking and you have to pay for everything. Its whale watching business is also fake ... it almost ruined my vacation. Luckly I found mission beach. It is much better place to go.
Written July 2, 2023
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Shary
Vienna, Austria184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Beautiful beach with nice views and options to get refreshments and so on. Not secluded but a nice city beach basically that is not too crowded. Great for walks on the beach or just relaxing. Loved that the shopping mall was not too far either :)
Written March 6, 2024
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