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Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
Yes
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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Newport Municipal Beach is an iconic California beach. Five miles of sand stretch north and south of Balboa Pier. The beach provides the backdrop for a variety of activities, foremost of which are surfing and bodyboarding. If you’re not inclined to dip into the ocean, you can skateboard or bike along the beach’s boardwalk, and you can pick up your gear at a nearby rental shop.

Fishing is another big attraction at Newport Beach; Balboa Pier juts out 920 feet into the ocean, providing a great platform for fishing for mackerel and flounder. And the famous landmark diner at the end of the pier, Rudy’s Diner, can satiate your hunger.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Parking in dedicated lots, per hour.

Pros

Iconic, large beach. Family friendly.

Cons

Pay to park.

Address

Balboa Pier
1
Newport Beach, CA 92661
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Fishing
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Surfing

Location

Field Guide

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