Southern California boasts hundreds of miles of pristine coastline. Golden sands, sapphire blue waters, and salty breezes invite you to come and spend a day soaking up the sun. Whether you prefer to relax and sunbathe or challenge yourself surfing, there are many ways to experience all that Southern California’s beaches have to offer. Want to discover the perfect spot for your beach getaway? Read on for information on five of the best beaches in Newport Beach!
When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our free Newport Beach Vacation Guide. This planning tool is filled with local recommendations on what to do, where to stay, and more during your trip to the Southern California Coast. There’s information on more beach activities inside, too!
5 of the Best Beaches in Newport Beach
Below, we’ve highlighted five of our favorite beaches in the Newport Beach area. In the summer, these are great places for surfing, sunbathing, and sand volleyball.
From December through April, the Balboa Peninsula, Corona del Mar State Park, and Crystal Cove State Park are also main hubs for whale watching. If you’re visiting during this time of year, be sure to check out some of the best places for whale watching in Newport Beach.
1. The Wedge at Newport Beach
If you’re an experienced surfer visiting Newport Beach, we know the perfect place for you! The Wedge is the ultimate surf spot in Newport Beach. This stretch of sand at the end of the Balboa Peninsula serves up plenty of waves that routinely exceed 30 feet. Experienced wave riders flock to this iconic location and spend hours on end testing their skills in these towering surfs.
2. Balboa Peninsula Beach
Relaxing on the beach is among the best things to do on the Balboa Peninsula. This beach is a popular spot for lounging in the sun or playing a game of beach volleyball!
3. Corona del Mar State Beach
During your time in coastal paradise, you need to head over to Corona del Mar near Newport Beach to explore some of the most unique beaches in our area. Hiking and snorkeling are among the many fascinating things to do here!
4. Crystal Cove State Park
There are four beaches at Crystal Cove State Park. Moro Beach, Reef Point, Historic District, and Pelican Point all have something unique to offer. These beaches offer stand-up paddleboarding, surf fishing, kayaking, wildlife viewing, and more during your visit!
5. Huntington Beach
Located just a few miles north of Newport Beach lies Huntington Beach! Whether you want to relax with your toes in the sand or view wildlife at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, you can find whatever it is you’re looking for here!
Stay Near the Shore with Burr White Realty
Enjoy easy access to the best Newport Beach beaches when you stay with Burr White Realty. We offer a wide selection of Newport Beach rental homes for all styles and budgets. Choose from oceanfront, oceanside, or bayfront homes; all of which are equipped with spacious living areas, comfortable furniture, and added extras, such as oceanfront views and outdoor patios. To make the most out of your beach getaway, book a stay in one of our oceanfront rentals where the beach is just steps away!
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