Welcome to Newport Beach
Picturesque coastal living with a world-renowned harbor and beaches
Synonymous with luxury coastal living, Newport Beach features miles of sandy beaches, world-renowned piers and harbors, championship golf courses, and upscale shopping and dining. Its harbor is the largest recreational harbor on the west coast, and it's always busy with surfers, paddle boarders, and kayakers. You'll find it's busy even at the end of the day with sunset cruises. Serving as a barrier, Balboa Peninsula has three miles of pristine beaches, perfect for sunbathing year-round, thanks to Southern California's always sunny weather.
Newport Beach has some of the most elegant homes of any beachside community. Large villas range from Spanish Revival and Craftsman Bungalow to Mediterranean and California Contemporary. Condominiums and boardwalk homes tend to be more modern and are just steps away from the beach.
What to Love
- Year-round warm and sunny weather
- An abundance of recreational activities
- Endless and diverse dining options
- Picturesque harbors and miles of pristine sandy beaches
- Numerous events and festivals throughout the year
Newport Beach offers an idyllic beachside lifestyle. Evident in the large boat-filled harbor, it's perfect for those who love being out in the ocean because the water activities are endless. The community is very active, and there are events and festivals year-round. It's always pulsing with energy. The city is also elegant and upscale, as evidenced by the immaculate houses and fancy restaurants.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
With so many high-end steakhouses and award-winning eateries, you won't have to go far to find the perfect meal in Newport Beach. A local institution, Cannery Seafood of the Pacific, has received numerous awards since opening over 20 years ago, including "Diner's Choice" and "Most Iconic Restaurant." They specialize in classic seafood dishes such as grilled octopus, seared scallops, and Chilean sea bass. They also serve an array of inventive sushi rolls plus classic steak entrees from their wood-burning grill.
Overlooking Crystal Cove, Mastro's Ocean Club serves prime steak and seafood in the most elegant supper club and white tablecloth setting. They are also known for decadent side dishes and desserts, handcrafted cocktails, and world-class service.
Known for refined French cuisine, Marché Moderne is a chic eatery serving a mix of classic dishes and inventive small plates. They offer a five-course prix-fixe menu with optional cheese tasting and wine pairing.
For luxury shopping, Fashion Island is Orange County's premier destination. It features over 150 stores and services, including high-end boutiques, prestigious department stores, and international luxury brands, including Armani, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton.
Things to Do
For golf enthusiasts, Pelican Hill Golf Club is a luxury oceanfront golf resort. It includes two 18-hole layouts designed by renowned golf architect Tom Fazio. Both courses feature stunning terrain and breathtaking vistas overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve is a 135-acre park with a network of hiking and biking trails. The bluffs surrounding the bay offer amazing views. It's home to unique wildlife, species of birds, and endangered plants endemic to the area.
Stretching more than three miles of the Pacific coastline, Crystal Cove State Park features tide pools, sandy coves, an underwater park, and trails for hiking and biking over 2,400 acres of land. It's also home to the Crystal Cove historic district, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Since 1966, the Newport Beach Jazz Festival has been committed to showcasing legendary musicians, composers, and up-and-coming artists. It takes place over the course of one weekend and is one of the longest-running music festivals in Orange County.