Welcome to Newport Beach
Ten miles of world-class beaches, beauty and luxury.
The oceanfront beauty of Newport Beach is unparalleled. With world-class shopping and dining and miles of glittering sand and warm waves, it’s easy to see why people would call this home. But what isn’t visible is just as important here. Newport Beach is a community full of private luxury, with large homes nestled on quiet streets featuring beautiful ocean views.
Newport Beach as we know it today was planned in 1892 and developed around yachting, fishing, and other water activities. Before that, it was a lumber terminal, but the ferry terminal to Catalina Island in 1905 became a major attraction and Newport Beach continues to be a hub of boating and water travel today.
The homes near the ocean are highly sought-after in Newport Beach. With stunning views and sprawling lots, they’re representative of the best of Newport Beach. But there is luxury everywhere throughout the city, and many choose to live more inland to enjoy an easy commute and access to the highways. Newport Beach is also home to the charming community of Balboa Island, the Luxurious Lido Isle, and many luxurious gated communities.
What to Love
- Varied options for luxury homes with stunning views
- Miles of sandy beaches and warm waves
- Abundant marinas and boating adventures
- World-class shopping and dining options
Newport Beach has high-rated public schools, serene neighborhoods, and a slow pace of life that makes it perfect for families. It’s a community that loves to give back, and there are ample opportunities for volunteering. Marinas abound, and almost everyone has a boat or knows someone who does. It’s easily accessible to the nightlife and more bustling parts of Long Beach, but Newport Beach has everything its residents need to so there’s very little reason to leave if they don’t want to.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Newport Beach is full of luxurious Southern California luxury shopping with stunning views of the ocean. Its luxury extends to the seafood and fine dining to be found here, with both local spots and some of the most recognizable restaurant names in the world.
An iconic Newport Beach spot, Billy’s at the Beach
serves world-famous mai tais, fresh seafood, and the aloha spirit in a classic space with waterfront views. Lido Marina Village
is a luxurious waterfront complex with incredible dining opportunities such as Circle Hook
(seafood), Malibu Farm
(fresh farm-to-table), and Nobu
Lido Marina Village is also full of charming boutique stores such as the leather goods and accessories of Clare V.
, the home accents and lifestyle brands of Alchemy Works
, and the hand-designed jewelry of Marrow Fine
. If you’re looking for national brands and large department stores, the world-class shopping of Fashion Island
sits just east of the Coast Highway.
Things to Do
Newport Beach has incredibly luxe amenities that revolve around their upscale social scene and love of the water. Newport Harbor
is one of the largest recreational harbors in the country, and it’s the perfect spot to rent a kayak or paddleboard, take sailing lessons, or book a sunset cruise. Along the peninsula is a family-friendly, slightly touristy spot called Balboa Fun Zone
. It has a Ferris wheel, carnival games, and there are several spots to get frozen bananas, corn dogs, or book a whale watching tour.
Balboa Bay Club
is a premier, members-only gathering spot with luxurious views of the water. With a marina, pool, fitness center, dining room, and other social spaces, it’s a haven of Newport Beach’s social scene. Another members-only establishment, the Newport Beach Yacht Club
offers exceptional service and food before members set out for a day on the water. Lido Isle
, a man-made island in the middle of Newport Harbor, is a great place to live or play, thanks to its numerous clubs and amenities such as tennis clubs, yacht clubs, and both men’s and women’s social clubs.