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Newport Beach: A Destination for Recreation

A Recreational Paradise – Recently voted as the world's "Best All-Around Sports Beach" by Details Magazine, Newport Beach is truly a recreational paradise. With a perfect climate and more than six miles of pristine beaches, the destination is home to an amazing array of athletic activities. Surfers enjoy some of Southern California's best waves along the Balboa Peninsula, and beach lovers can run, bike or skate along the boardwalk or catch a game of beach volleyball on one of the many courts. The choice of water activities is endless, and includes kayaking, rowing, canoeing, sport fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing and sailing. Also popular, is hiking and mountain biking through Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve, a 752-acre coastal wetland. 

From events in the area to things to explore and experience while you are here, the Balboa Peninsula has something for everyone!