Experience Newport Beach
Newport Beach is one of THE beachside destinations in Orange County for all kinds of people. You can see rich boat owners lounging on their yachts at the harbour, surfer dudes catching fun waves right in front of the boardwalk full of skaters, and “normal” people walking by and enjoying a cocktail at the beach. It combines luxury with that relaxed beach lifestyle, making it a great place for literally people of all stages of life
Being a city right by the Pacific Ocean, you can not only enjoy deliciously fresh seafood, but also start an adventurous boat tour or watersport in Newport Beach. Whether it is surfing, SUPing or kayaking, you can do all of it and much more during your stay in Newport Beach. Make the most of your California lifestyle and immerse yourself in the busy and exciting life of Newport Beach!
Language and currency in Newport Beach
American English is the official language of Newport Beach. So, if you can communicate in basic English, you'll have no trouble getting around the city.
The USD is the local currency in Newport Beach, and it is easily exchangeable at local banks. Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the city as well. Because airport exchange rates are typically higher, it is best to exchange currencies in the city at local banks.
Getting around in Newport Beach
Newport Beach might not be the biggest city, but depending on what you want to see and experience you might need an alternative transportation other than your own two feet. Public transportation in Newport Beach is rather limited, so your safer bet is renting a bike or using rideshare apps like Uber. But if you want to mainly stay around the Beach and surrounding areas, you actually don’t need any special transportation at all.
Of course if you wish to explore some areas around Newport Beach, like Laguna Beach or Huntington Beach, renting a car is a good choice. In Newport Beach you can actually find some car rental companies, so this is a great option to explore the Crystal Cove State Park and other amazing places around.
Best things to do during your holidays in Newport Beach
Newport Beach in Orange County California is famous for its beautiful harbor, coastline and relaxed vibes. It’s the perfect beachside destination for a quick getaway to a seemingly perfect little town by the sea! Of course there are many great things to do during your holidays in Newport Beach!
Crystal Cove State Park
The Crystal Cove State Park is a Natural Protected Area along the Pacific Coastline of Newport Beach in Orange County. It encompasses over 4000 acre and you will find some of the most incredible beaches and coves in this Park. Entrance to the Crystal Cove State Park is 15USD for every vehicle for one day, and it’s definitely worth every penny. There are 3.2 miles of beach along the coastline of the Park, so if you’re looking for a tranquil spot to relax in the middle of splendid nature, you will find exactly that in the Crystal Cove State Park.
Balboa Island is a charming seaside town with a unique flair. It is easily accessible by ferry, bridge or private boats from Newport Beach. Here you can stroll along the beautiful avenue, shop in the exquisite boutiques, eat one of the famous Frozen Bananas and enjoy some fresh seafood. Did you know that many celebrities also like to visit Balboa Island? It has a unique charm and attracts interesting people from all over the world. Watch the magical sunsets over the Pacific Ocean and head out to one of the cute bars for a delicious cocktail. Balboa Island is definitely worth a visit if you’re staying in Newport Beach.
Huntington Beach Pier
The Huntington Beach Pier is the most photographed spot in Huntington Beach, a surftown close to Newport Beach. It’s the longest pier on the West Coast of the USA, and takes you over 1850feet across the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a walk over the pier and observe the surfers left and right, who love this spot as the pier creates some great waves. At the end of the pier, you will find a cute little seafood restaurant, where you can enjoy an amazing view over the sea. You can even fish from the pier, and catch your own lunch or dinner!
The best boat tours in Newport Beach
Newport Harbor is the perfect starting point for a great boat tour in California. Cruise along the West Coast of Orange County and admire the unique coastline from the sea! In Newport Beach, you can even do an environmentally friendly boat tour thanks to the electric boats we have available!
You can rent an electric boat in Newport Beach for a few hours or even a full day to explore the coastline at your own pace. The good thing - you don’t harm the environment thanks to the electric boat that runs completely without gasoline!
On board the modern electric boat you can fully relax, listen to your favorite music over the bluetooth sound system and many more luxurious amenities. With a capacity for up to 8 people, you can bring your entire family or group of friends to enjoy a boat tour in Newport Beach together!
The best watersports in Newport Beach
Newport Beach is also famous for the great watersport activities you can do here! Surfer dudes and girls catching waves right in front of the chique restaurants are just part of everyday life in Newport Beach! Would you also like to learn how to surf in Newport Beach? You can book a private surf lesson to catch your first waves in Orange County!
But there are many more great watersports in Newport Beach! How about Stand-Up-Paddleboarding along the coast? Rent your SUP Board and go out exploring Newport Beach from the sea! You can also rent a kayak if you haven’t done SUP before, which is also a great way to paddle along the West Coast of California while staying fit at the same time!
What and where to eat in Newport Beach
In Newport Beach there is no shortage of Restaurants for all budgets! In fact, it has one of the biggest selection of restaurants in Orange County, ranging from cheap take-away to exclusive fine-dining! Since it’s a seaside town, there is a lot of different seafood options you can enjoy in Newport Beach. At the Rusty Pelican you can get some of the best local seafood in Newport Beach!
Another very popular restaurant in Newport is Nobu Newport Beach. This Japanese Restaurant is especially famous for the Sushi and other delicious food that you can also takeaway to enjoy at the beach!
Cappy's Cafe is a local joint that breathes American culture and is a true piece of history in Newport Beach. Here you can enjoy hearty breakfasts, but it’s also a great place for sweet teeth to enjoy a delicious breakfast! Fuel up at this cute little café before heading off for a day of adventures around Newport Beach!
Enjoy the beautiful beaches around Newport Beach
Newport Beach has some of the most amazing beaches on the West Coast to offer. White sandy beaches in front of the blue Pacific Ocean, surrounded by perfect infrastructure are the best pre-requisite for a successful beach vacation!
Newport Beach Municipal Beach
The main beach of the town is Newport Beach Municipal Beach. It’s located super central, and close to many hotels, restaurants and other shops. You can enjoy a beach stroll along the long stretch of sand or on the boardwalk. It’s also a popular surf spot, so you will be very likely to see some surfer dudes running past you and jump in the sea to catch some waves! Whether you want to relax, dine with seaview, skate, surf or play some beach volleyball - at Newport Beach Municipal Beach you can enjoy life to the fullest!
Cameo Shores Beach
Cameo Shores Beach is a sandy beach that is only accessible via a trail if you’re not part of the Cameo Shores Beach community. This also means that it is much less crowded than the surrounding beaches, so it’s a great place to relax without many people around. At low tide you can enjoy sitting in one of the many tide pools. There’s also a popular cliff jumping spot right next to Cameo Shores Beach, but don’t try it out unless you’re there with someone local! Birdwatchers will also be able to observe some interesting species on the walk over to the beach!
Little Treasure Cove
Unique rock formations formed this little sea cave that can be visited best at low tide. It is located right beneath the Treasure Cove observation platform, and you can also enjoy a bit of sandy beach at low tide. There are also tide pools around the cave, along with some impressive cliffs all around. It’s part of Crystal Cove State Park, which means it remains rather untouched and a true piece of paradise. If you walk on the trail leading to Little Treasure Cove, you might even be able to spot whales or dolphins in the sea right in front of you!
Whatever you decide to do during your holiday in Newport Beach, we promise you will love the boat tours and watersports. Sunshine and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.