Newport Beach Neighborhood
Newport Beach defines Southern California living at its finest. It is home to unforgettable sunsets, beautiful white sandy beaches and one of the most renowned harbors in the country. Ranked one of the cleanest beaches in the nation, Newport offers some of the finest real estate and shopping in Orange County, a variety of activities and is one of the top vacation spots for surfers, boaters, golfers and vacationers in need of serious pampering.
Newport Beach is known for its Mediterranean climate making strolls through Fashion Island, a world famous outdoor shopping plaza, a warm, breezy and relaxing experience year round.shopfashionisland.com. If fishing or boating is your forte, Newport Beach offers some of the most luxurious fishing boats and yachts on the coast available for charter. The warm waters of the Pacific Ocean also make Newport Beach a premiere whale watching location.
Newport is located a mere 10 miles south of Santa Ana, home to John Wayne International Airport. The first airport to ever be named after an entertainer, The airport offers significantly less traffic than LAX, but is still host to both domestic and international flights. Many visitors arrive at John Wayne Airport to visit Southern California’s premiere attraction, Disneyland, which is less than 30 minutes from Newport Beach.
During the holiday season Balboa Island is the perfect spot to watch the famous Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. This is a tradition in Newport Beach over 100 years old and hosts a stunning parade of multi-million dollar yachts dressed magnificently in lights cruising throughout the harbor and its surrounding islands. Balboa Peninsula, just a ferry ride away, is a 3 mile jetty enclosing the Newport Harbor, its 10,000 boats and yachts, and its 7 majestic islands.