Orange County California, where Newport Beach is located, has 42 miles of coastline. If you are willing to explore, you can enjoy so many interesting sites. Here are five unique beaches you might want to visit while in the area.
1. Crystal Cove State Park
This area is beautiful in every way. You will find broad expanses of sandy beaches and fantastic tide pools in the Pelican Point area. It is a photographer’s dream come true! An all-day parking pass costs $15, or you can pay $5 per hour, and can move your car to different areas of the park. It is a 5 to 10-minute stroll along a boardwalk from the parking lot to the beach. Signs next to the wooden trail point out the birds and plants you will notice along the way. The Treasure Cove area is a great place to scuba dive.
2. Newport Municipal Beach
Newport Beach is divided by the wooden Newport Beach Pier. Sandy beaches host all kinds of activities and it is fun to watch the surfers from your portable chair. The paved bike trail is busy with joggers and bikers. On the other side of the trail is the ideal location for Beach House Rentals Newport Beach CA. You can enjoy the nearby restaurants and shops while visiting this beach and its picturesque pier.
3. Dog Beach
Travel along the coastal highway about 15 minutes north of Newport Beach and you will find Dog Beach. If you have a dog or just love to watch dogs play, this is the ideal spot for you. Parking is reasonable, just $2 an hour. The exact location is 100 Goldenwest St in Huntington Beach, and the beach is open every day, all year from 5 am to 10 pm. One word of caution, make sure your dog really knows how to swim before letting it head out into the water
4. Dana Point
Travel south down the coastal highway for 18 miles and you will reach Dana Point. Check the tide times at Dana Point and have the awesome experience of viewing sea creatures like colorful starfish and abalone. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes so you don’t accidentally slip on the wet rocks. Parking is free at the Ocean Institute.
5. Corona Del Mar State Beach
Because of the wide beach area, this is a favorite spot for sunbathers and volleyball enthusiasts. There is a large parking area that charges a fee, but it sometimes fills up. Located on the east side of Newport Harbor, it is often reviewed as one of the best beaches in the area.
Are you ready for some sun and sand? Now you know where to begin.