For yourself, your family, or your friends, the best Newport Beach attractions are usually found in the water. Surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and body surfing are favorite year-round activities as the California beach destination enjoys gorgeous Mediterranean-like weather. Jetpack is the newest watersport and you must try it when you are at Newport Beach.
On the peninsula, there is the infamous spot called The Wedge. The Wedge stands out as one of the most powerful and awesome beaches to surf. Here is the place for you to watch unbelievable boogie boarding, body surfing and board surfing with waves double overhead and sometimes larger.
Balboa Beach is one of the superb beaches in the Newport Beach area. The beach faces the Pacific Ocean, and is actually just a few blocks from the well known Balboa Fun Zone and the yacht harbor. Along Balboa Beach you’ll find a bike path and even places for bonfires. Bodyboarding is also great here, along with swimming. The Balboa Fun Zone is a great attraction as well, offering a ferris wheel, merry-go-round, bumper cars, and several shops and restaurants. Located on the Balboa Peninsula, the Fun Zone is great for kids.
ExplorOcean, nation’s premiere ocean literacy center. Here is a place where children learn about the seven principles of ocean through hands-on activities using science, technology, engineering and math skills. In the Ocean Literacy Center, people can build and pilot advanced underwater submarines in the boardwalk aquarium. They can also touch tide pool sea creatures like starfish and sea cucumbers.
Nearby, Fashion Island helps to provide shopping experiences for those who like to shop and splurge. Fashion Island offers multiple top notch restaurants and all the snacks in between along with top of the line shopping.
Southern California has some of the best waters for whale-watching enthusiasts to explore. Both Newport Landing and Davey’s Locker offer daily guided whale watching tours by experienced professionals year-round. During your whale-watching cruise, learn fascinating details about California sea life and enjoy the Pacific Coast scenery. Don’t miss this chance to see giant blue, finback, grey, minke and humpback whales, along with other marine life like dolphins.
For many reasons, Newport Beach is very worthy of a visit or a vacation. Even though it’s one of the undiscovered treasures of California, there is plenty to be found here. If you’ve been looking for an area with lots of attractions, look for further than Newport Beach.