Newport Beach (Municipal Beach)
Home of the biggest recreational harbor on the west coast, the classic California surf town of Newport Beach offers sandy beaches, water sports, and incredible views of the sunset. This is a place you will never run out of ways to fill your day, and you can experience a real slice of Southern California beach life.
The sand stretches for 10 miles at Newport Beach with the central Municipal beach making up about half of this. With all this fine, soft sand beachgoers should have no problem finding somewhere to throw down a towel and stretch out in the sun. Newport Beach is ideal for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and more with great weather year-round.
Newport Beach has a 10.5-mile bike trail, the Back bay Loop Trail, which is a great spot for biking or hiking and extends around most of the Balboa Peninsula. You can also visit the science center to learn about the species that inhabit the estuary.
You can visit Newport Beach any time of the year, with SoCal winters being mild and sunny. There is always plenty of beach-life to check out; skating or biking on the boardwalk, fishing off the pier or surfing. Newport Beach is home to the famous surf spot, The Wedge - a freak wave that bounces off the breakwater and doubles in size. This is most popular with boogie-boarders and body-surfers, requiring some skill and no fear to surf.
If you are looking at just relaxing there are shops nearby, and you can dine at some of the beachfront restaurants. To round the day off take a walk on the beach and enjoy one of the amazing sunsets over the ocean.
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