Vacation @ Newport Dunes

Resort to Something Extraordinary! – Welcome to the relaxing and enjoyable stay that awaits you a Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. Located in the scenic Oceanside city of Newport Beach, the resort sits on 100 acres of lush landscaped grounds that has 24 cottages/cabins and 382 RV sites. All sites come equipped with full hookups. Tent campers are welcome.

The cottages have 1 bedroom/1 bath and accommodate from 2 to 8 people each. The cottages have heat and air conditioning, and kitchens with coffee makers, microwaves, dishes. Linens and towels are provided. Call for details.

The resort has a waveless lagoon, sand beach, swimming pool, whirlpool, children’s playground, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, picnic tables, barbecue grills, fire pits, restaurant, store, and laundry facilities.

Pets and smoking are not allowed in cabins/cottages. The resort is not handicapped accessible.

The resort surrounds its own beach and lagoon connected to the Pacific Ocean. Water recreation includes swimming, sailing, and canoeing. Other nearby recreation includes golf, tennis, hiking, and bicycling. Enjoy strolls along the boardwalk or biking the miles of beach front along beautiful Back Bay.

Meet fellow campers at our many group activities, including movies and potlucks, or just relax in the sun and clean ocean air. Be as active or as relaxed as you choose at our resort.

Enjoy our easy access to many attractions, including world-famous theme parks, spectacular sights, and shopping second to none. World class dining, entertainment and cultural opportunities await you. The resort is near Newport Beaches’ Fashion Island as well as local attractions like Disneyland, California Adventure, Knotts Berry Farm, as well as the Laguna and Newport coastline.

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Great White @ Newport Beach

Passengers aboard the Ocean Explorer on Tuesday were scouting for whales when they encountered a baby great white shark less than a mile off Newport Beach.

“I almost damn-near ran the thing over,” said Capt. Larry Hartman, who relinquished the helm to Capt. Kyle Brown so he could videotape the shark.

The Ocean Explorer runs from Newport Landing and the rare sighting was made during the 3:30 p.m. run a mile to the south, about three-quarters of a mile offshore.

The shark measured 5-6 feet, baby-size, and Hartman said a 15-foot white shark  was spotted the previous day in the same general area, by the captain of a fishing boat.

Hartman said the  white shark seemed curious about the boat, and even rode in the vessel’s bow wake. “It hung out with us for about 20 minutes,” Hartman said. “The passengers were freaking out.”

Though young white sharks utilize Southern California coastal waters as a nursery, feeding on small fishes, rays and smaller sharks, very few are spotted.

“I’ve only seen one other great white in my life,” Hartman said.

 

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So Cool Having Lunch Or Dinner On The Pier

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If you’re looking for an old fashioned All-American meal, Ruby’s Diner on the Pier is the spot. Good food with a killer setting on the pier and over the water. We dig eating here.

 

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Did You Like Newport? Check Out This Next City!

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Welcome to Orange County, The Gold Coast of California with over 42 miles of coastline with spectacular vistas that have led many to proclaim it the ‘California Riviera’. Orange County is home to the world’s most popular attractions such as The Disney Resort and California Adventure, Mission San Juan Capistrano (‘The Jewel of the Missions’) and Knott’s Berry Farm.

The Mission San Juan Capistrano is also the location for The Great Stone Church, a cathedral ruin that has been named one of the world’s 100 most endangered Sites. The City is also known as the home of the Swallows of Capistrano who’s incredible migration brings them back to Capistrano every March where their return is celebrated with their famous Swallows Day Parade.

Almost in the shadow of Disneyland is Angel Stadium of Anaheim formally called “The Big A” where the Angels have been thrilling baseball fans since 1966. Also nearby is The Honda Center, home of the Anaheim Ducks Hockey Team.

Just South of Anaheim is the Crystal Cathedral, a 12 story glass and steel wonder, known for it’s Easter and Christmas Pageants. In nearby Costa Mesa just east of Newport Beach is South Coast Plaza a sprawling center for shopping and dining.

A favorite destination set on the pristine South Coast is Laguna Beach a mecca for art lovers who flock each summer to attend Festival of the Arts, Pageant of the Masters, Art-A-Fair and The Sawdust Festival.

To the North, Huntington Beach or ‘Surf City’ as it is known hosts a number of major surfing competitions including the US Open of Surfing. Huntington Harbor, Newport Harbor and Dana Point Harbor all light up winter nights with festive boat parades.

Orange County features excellence in education, many businesses and unlimited recreational opportunities. Quality of Life is Orange County’s greatest offering, from the best golf courses, and miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails, to our Golden Coast and a smorgasbord of cultural delights!

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Balboa Pier

The pier is a popular fishing spot. The fish caught from the pier consist mostly of mackerel and flounder. Additionally, the pilings are home to a large population of starfish that feed on the large colonies of mussels growing there, and are easily spotted at low tide. Fishermen catching starfish by mistake are a relatively common sight.

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Newport Beach Is Breathtaking

One Hot Beach In California

Why do so many people flock to Newport Beach beaches? Maybe because there are so many beaches to enjoy.  There are the Balboa peninsula beaches, The Wedge, Corona Del Mar beaches and Crystal Cove State Beach, plus some back bays and the Newport Dunes.  There are small community beaches, two piers, numerous rental shops for skates, bikes and boards, there’s the jetty for awesome surfing, the ferry to Balboa Island and most of all, Newport Beach is the “in” place to go. It always has been. At certain times of day, you can bring your dog to the beach, too!

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