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Address: 100 Civic Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-3267
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USD 594.99*
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Los Angeles Dream Car Tour
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USD 90.00*
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Full-Day Socal Surf Adventure

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Simply stunning

Newport Beach is on the pacific highway and easy to find. Plenty of parking available. The sandy beach and rolling pacific waves are breathtaking. The ocean stretches as far as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Newport Beach is on the pacific highway and easy to find. Plenty of parking available. The sandy beach and rolling pacific waves are breathtaking. The ocean stretches as far as the eye can see and is lovely and clean. As we visited in November we didn't get into the water. The sunset was a treasured memory Highly recommended Newport is... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Newport Beach is a place you want to see and take advantage of the great surfing and swimming. This beach is first class and very clean

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am so in love with Newport Beach. It is so beautiful always. As a teenager we'd go to that beach often, and now that I am older and live out of state -- I ALWAYS go there at least twice a year to walk on the sand, walk in the water and collect sea shells and watch the Surfers... More 

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Georgetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Newport for one night in October 2016 and it was awesome! We ended up walking to Balboa Island - which is not advisable as it took us forever to walk. I think it took us over an hour. If you plan to walk from Newport Beach/Pier to Balboa, definitely rent bikes! It's something everyone does and is... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Newport Beach. Had a fun day exploring, shopping, eating, soaking up the sun, watching the waves crash, people watching and more!

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Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While Newport beach is nice, Huntington beach has so much more to offer. Newport has a few hot spots like fashion island and various restaurants, but you need a car to get around. In Huntington just park your car along Main Street and enjoy the restaurants, bars and beach, all within walking distance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice beach, not too crowded when we arrived at 10 am rented chairs andv umbrella, $25. Free parking on the road. A, really nice day and I don't like the beach much lol

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Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did Davey's Locker whale watch tour and enjoyed it. We also walked around beach and Main Street areas. We ate at Ruby's at the end of pier which was good. There is free parking in residential areas. Watch no Parking signs which are different days in different places for street cleaning.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is a tourist-trap like beach. The beach itself is large and the pier is lovely. Parking and traffic are horrendous. If you are looking for a low key beach experience keep driving. There are many smaller more laid back beaches quite near. There are a lot of over priced, fair quality food optionS.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, clean, soft sand, no rocks, perfect temp water, not over-powering waves, easy/cheap parking, not over-crowded. Best beach we have ever been to.

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