When Is the Best Time to Visit Newport Beach?

Sun, sand, and fun—these are all things you can expect during a visit to the Southern California coast. But that also begs the questions, when is the best time to visit Newport Beach? Well, we give you everything you need to know about our seasons before planning your next vacation to our beautiful coastal oasis. 

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Here Is the Best Time to Visit Newport Beach

When is the best time to visit Newport Beach? Well, there really isn’t a one. Each season in our coastal paradise presents a unique experience for all ages. Check out our seasonal descriptions below for a look at what time of the year is best for you and your family.

Winter

While winter may not be as busy as summer on the California coast, this is one of the best times to visit Newport Beach. Visitors flock here to escape the cold winters up north and to enjoy the holiday festivities in our area. The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and the home walking tour on Balboa Island are two annual traditions that give visitors and residents plenty of holiday cheer! Combine that with mild winter temperatures, and this season is in contention for the best time to visit Newport Beach! Crowds don’t rival those of the summer, but with average temperatures ranging in the 60s and 50s, it’s easy to see why people love to visit this time of the year.

Spring

Spring is one of the quieter seasons in Newport Beach, but with the smaller crowds and fantastic weather, we like to call it “Secret Season.” This is arguably the best time of the year to get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoors without having to battle as many tourists as you would during the summer months. There are so many ways you can craft the perfect day in the spring. You can start your day off by walking to the beach. Here, you can relax on the golden sands, play in the ocean, or enjoy a game of sand volleyball (a Southern California pastime). 

If you enjoy hiking, there are a few parks like the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Corona Del Mar State Park that provide scenic views and fun adventures. Of course, smaller crowds also mean shorter lines and more reservations available at the restaurants that make up our incredible foodie scene. You can always grab some food from a local grocery store and grill out on your Burr White rental patio or porch on a beautiful spring night! Spring truly is one of the best times to visit Newport Beach!

Summer 

Summer is the busiest time in our coastal paradise. Even with the crowds of people relaxing on the beach, this is still arguably the best time to visit Newport Beach. Average temperatures in the 70s and 80s accompany gorgeous sunny skies, providing visitors with the opportunity to spend the entire day on the beach, cruising around the harbor on a Duffy boat rental, or heading over to Disneyland with the kids. The Summer Concert Series near Fashion Island is another excellent way to enjoy the beautiful weather. While large crowds can be a deterrent for some, Newport Beach’s dining, entertainment, and outdoor scenes make our coastal paradise well worth the summer visit.

Fall

Like spring, fall is one of the quieter times of the year, but the weather (do you see the trend here?) makes this an incredible season to visit Newport Beach. While fall weather usually means cool, crisp temperatures and pretty foliage. Well, we trade out pumpkin lattes and falling leaves for cocktails and sunny skies with average temperatures in the 70s. Rain is incredibly rare, making this an opportune season for visitors wanting to get out and experience the beach, local shopping hotspots, and events (OCtoberfest anyone?) in the area without having to muscle your way through throngs of people. For those who dislike crowds, this is the best time to visit Newport Beach.

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Burr White Realty’s selection of rentals offers guests the ultimate Newport Beach experience. With over 50 years of expertise serving our area, we provide a wide variety of properties with excellent locations, so you can walk to the beach, local shops, and incredible restaurants on our beautiful peninsula. Be sure to check out our Things to Do page for more exciting ways to spend your beach getaway!

Browse through our list of rentals and find the one that fits your family. We look forward to welcoming you to the Burr White family!