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Handicap Parking in Newport Beach

Dallas, Texas
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Handicap Parking in Newport Beach

Our flight lands at LAX at 7:25am on Wed July 8. I am considering going to Newport Beach for a harbor cruise, then lunch at Ruby's Diner before we go to Anaheim.

My husband has mobility issues. He can walk, just not far. We'll be renting a motorized scooter for Disney, but we won't have it yet.

Fun Zone Boat Company website lists parking at the municipal lot across Balboa Boulevard, the parking structure for Newport Landing, or the parking meters on streets adjacent to the Fun Zone.

Which of these locations would have the best handicap access? Where should we park for Ruby's? How far is the walk to the end of the pier? I would like to drop him off as close as possible to the entrances then I could park anywhere, but sometimes traffic makes that difficult. What kind of crowds should I expect late morning or early afternoon?

Also, can you recommend a good breakfast place near LAX?

Thanks in advance.

Corona del Mar...
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1. Re: Handicap Parking in Newport Beach

You can park next to the Balboa Pier for handicap parking. That is the "A Lot" on Main Street.


The link shows all the Newport city lots.

Edited: 09 May 2015, 01:35
San Francisco
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2. Re: Handicap Parking in Newport Beach

Do you have a blue disability parking placard issued by your DMV or local agency? If so, bring it with you to use for blue parking zones in CA.

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3. Re: Handicap Parking in Newport Beach

The official length of the pier is 920 feet. seecalifornia.com/piers/california-pier-stat… I have never dealt with handicapped parking but parking in general may be difficult in late morning or early afternoon in July.

Huntington Beach...
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4. Re: Handicap Parking in Newport Beach

You need to bring not just your handicap auto placard but the official ID that is provided with it (usually kept in your glove box). That must be in your rental car at all times. Don't assume nobody will ever check it. Especially in the summer, there is a lot of abuse of handicap placards and the IDs do get checked.

Coronado, California
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5. Re: Handicap Parking in Newport Beach

Here is the A St lot.


There is a direct ramp to the pier very close.

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6. Re: Handicap Parking in Newport Beach

A good place for breakfast near the car rentals at LAX is the popular Pann's Restaurant on La Tijera Blvd. LA. They open at 7:00am and have been popular since 1958.


7. Re: Handicap Parking in Newport Beach

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