Welcome to Newport Beach / Newport Coast
Newport Beach is a globally renowned resort destination with some of the world’s most luxurious and exclusive real estate. This exceptional city combines unsurpassed natural beauty with exclusive shopping, critically acclaimed restaurants, and a famed international yachting harbor. Newport Beach is one of the most sought-after addresses in the world, with a wide variety of luxury real estate to suit every dream home wish list.
Newport Coast is perhaps the most famous residential community on the Orange County coast. First master-planned and developed in the 1990s, the wonderfully varied and luxurious neighborhoods of Newport Coast are inspired by the European Riviera. These neighborhoods feature residences ranging from casually elegant production homes to custom estate masterpieces. In addition to boasting some of the California Riviera’s finest properties, Newport Coast is home to award-winning public and private schools and exclusive restaurants and boutiques.
What to Love
- World-class luxury real estate
- Unsurpassed natural beauty
- Excellent shopping and dining
- Newport Harbor
People & Lifestyle
Newport Beach and Newport Coast offer many distinctive neighborhoods with their own particular charms. Especially noteworthy are The Pelicans, a group of ultra-luxe gated custom home enclaves in Newport Coast encompassing Pelican Ridge, Pelican Crest, Pelican Hill, and Pelican Point. Most of these magnificent properties feature panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, the coastline, and the Harbor. The Pelicans’ residents enjoy access to the world-renowned Resort at Pelican Hill and the Pelican Hill Golf Course. Newport Coast also spans the famed Crystal Cove community, where upscale production, semi-custom, and custom homes enjoy breathtaking vistas of ocean, coastline, and sky. Wherever you choose in these exquisite communities, you will discover a lifestyle that’s hard to leave behind.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
With a beautiful waterfront location overlooking Balboa Marina, SOL Mexican Cocina
combines flavorful Baja cuisine with some of the finest views in Newport Beach. Favorite items on SOL’s extensive menu include pan-roasted whole shrimp, tender Spanish octopus, coconut calamari, and over a dozen flavors of specialty tacos. The waterfront patio is a great place to dine at sunset, while SOL’s lively interior features a fire pit and an open kitchen. Stop by on weekdays between 3pm and 6pm to enjoy happy hour eats and cocktails. Rusty Pelican
is another popular waterfront dining destination with mouthwatering steaks, fresh seafood, and enchanting harbor views.
on the West Coast Highway offers delicious pizzas with authentic and inventive toppings. This stylish restaurant also has a great selection of antipasti and an all-Italian wine list spanning 50 bottles. On a quiet street a block away from the West Coast Highway, Eat Chow
is a hip hidden gem with a creative menu that’s well worth seeking out. Highlights include rib-eye Thai beef salad, grilled salmon tacos with curry slaw, and the signature Chow BBQ burger served with homemade sauce and smoked gouda.
is a world-class shopping and dining destination featuring around 180 businesses. This premier retail center is packed with fashionable boutiques and international dining choices anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom department stores.
Things to Do
Miles of mixed-use trails ascend the bluffs of Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
, providing mesmerizing views over the bay. The 135-acre Nature Preserve adjoins the 752-acre Upper Newport Ecological Reserve in a continuous protected landscape totaling over 1000 acres. This is one of the best spots in North America for bird watching. More than 35,000 migratory birds can be seen here during the winter, including numerous rare and endangered species. The Upper Newport Bay Muth Interpretive Center
is an educational facility featuring reptile and amphibian exhibits and lots of useful information for getting the most out of your exploration of the Nature Preserve.
The Balboa Peninsula
stretches for three miles in the azure ocean waters off the coast of Newport Beach. The north side of the peninsula offers great harbor views, while the south side features sandy ocean beachfront. This hugely popular destination has seafood restaurants, beach bars, surf schools, and a ferry connecting the peninsula to Balboa Island. Activities available on the island include fishing at Balboa Pier
, relaxing amid the dunes on Balboa Peninsula Beach
, and surfing dramatic 30-foot waves at The Wedge. Balboa Peninsula Park
features fire pits and a playground on the sand. Right next to the prestigious community of Newport Coast, the 3,936-acre Crystal Cove State Park
has a gorgeous landscape with inland chaparral canyons and 3.2 miles of unbroken Pacific coastline.
Newport Beach and Newport Coast are served by the Newport Mesa Unified School District.
- Newport Coast Elementary, Public, K-6
- Roy O. Andersen Elementary, Public, K-6
- Horace Ensign Intermediate, Public, 7-8
- Corona del Mar High, Public, 7-12
- Newport Harbor High, Public, 9-12