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Upper Newport Bay Regional Park

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Address: 600 Shellmaker Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660-8212
Phone Number: 949 640 6746
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Nice place for a morning run

I was staying at the Marriott Newport Beach Spa and Resort. The park is about 3/4 of a mile from the hotel. There is a road that runs along side the bay. It is paved and there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I was staying at the Marriott Newport Beach Spa and Resort. The park is about 3/4 of a mile from the hotel. There is a road that runs along side the bay. It is paved and there was no traffic. I was there in the morning and it was cool. There were other runners and bikers there as well. The... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Need to get out and commune with nature? Here's the place. Good sized parking lot, well marked trails and the Nature Center too. Very clean and alive with little critters for the kids to be on the look-out for. Gardeners will love the big variety of plants and shrubs. Wear good shoes and bring your own water bottle. You can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

The park is a magical place. You run into people walking dogs, riding bikes, skating, and perhaps just sitting and watching the view. It is a wonderful place that is there for everyone to enjoy. We loved riding our bikes around the whole park and stopping to see the wildlife. We have also enjoyed it on the water in kayaks.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

There is a literal warren of dirt trails running through this Back Bay unimproved regional park. There are numerous species of birds on view including hawks and vultures. Some horses and bicycles use the trails, but it is so extensive that there are lots of routes that feel secluded.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I really enjoy running in this area. Lots of room on the trail and you really feel like you get away from the crazy traffic and cars in the area. Birds galore in this area and you never know what you will see next. Love it when I see the Turkey Vultures.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

We took my five year old there and he had a blast. Lots of things to see and do in the center and beautiful trails to walk around outside. We saw jack rabbits, ground squirrels, and even a kingfisher!

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Tustin, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

There are dirt trails for hiking that are not overly strenuous. Regretfully, although they are not suppose to, bicyclists use the dirt trails and can be a real danger as they zoom by you - don't get me wrong I like to bike but they shouldn't allow them in here at all. Also, all the horse droppings are a bit... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

a beautiful view of Newport bay, continue down University ave, cross the wood bridge, somerimes there are people riding horses, riding bikes and walking

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The upper bay offers beautiful views of the bay, the surrounding neighborhood and the fresh air infused with the sages, and wild California native plants that line up and fill the park. Cool place to bring your binoculars and spot birds and other creatures. I saw a 4-5 foot long red, black and white snake, a green snake and some... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

I walked the upper the day after flying in from the east coast. It was a short stroll out the back gate of the Hyatt. Birds spotted were: red shouldered hawk, red-tailed hawk, northern harrier, turkey vulture, cormorant, great blue heron, great egret, snowy egret, northern mockingbird, spotted towhee, California towhee*, Belding's Savannah Sparrow*, house finch, barn swallow, Allen's hummingbird,... More 

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