Activities in and Around Newport Beach
Activities in and Around Newport Beach
Visitors and residents alike come to California’s coastal towns to rest, relax, recharge, and enjoy the ocean, beaches, and all the fun activities the west coast has to offer year-round. While many visitors will dress in bathing suits and gather beach gear for a day full of water adventures like kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and more, some keep their feet firmly planted on the ground building sandcastles, strolling the beach, or experiencing Newport Beach and the surrounding area. Land or sea, there are plenty of activities in and around Newport Beach to fill your time.
No matter what time of year you’re here, the fishing is some of the best in the world. Different fish favor the waters of Newport Beach at different times of year, so make sure that you check your local fishing report for the most up-to-date information on what’s biting where before heading out. Hook species like tuna, yellowtail, bonito, dorado, lingcod, calico bass, California halibut, and more.
Dock & Dine
When your stomach rumbles while you’re out on the water, take advantage of the many restaurants of the area that participate in the unique “dock & dine” experience. You and your crew to pull up to the dock and enjoy great food and drinks, sometimes right on board your own vessel! Those who don’t want to miss any time out on the water can order food to go and have a delicious fresh meal aboard as you head out to sea again.
King’s Eye Escape Room
Spend 60 minutes of your Newport Beach respite with some onshore activities. Work together with your group to solve the clues and break out of the room in 60 minutes or less to win. Rooms are ranked by difficulty and the number of people needed to solve the puzzles. Book online for your group of less than ten participants. Only one group is allowed to wait in the lobby, so come close to your appointment time.
Orange Coast Winery
The adults-only activity is a fun way to relax and unwind after a day on the water and get a taste California’s best. The local boutique winery located in Newport Beach uses local grapes from Temecula Valley, Paso Robles, and Lodi, California. Check out their website for details about on-site tastings or events or pick up a bottle to indulge in during a home-cooked meal at your accommodations.
Fun Zone Arcade & Game Room
Challenge each other on a mix of modern and “old-school” games that everyone can enjoy. Compete at games of Skee-Ball, Deal or No Deal, and many others to pass the time in an arcade that’s been around since 1936. There is no admission fee, and you can also wander in and out as you explore the surrounding area on a break from the water.
The manmade Southern California island spears up from the waters of Newport Beach and is loaded with fun. Enjoy upscale shops and restaurants, and even an amusement park. Balboa Pier is a great place to spend some time, and anglers will want to pack their gear for the area’s prime fishing.
Let someone else take the helm. Charter tours for activities like snorkeling, SCUBA diving, marine life watching, or a sunset cruise. Whatever tour you choose, make sure to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking pictures of the water, shoreline, and the majestic sea creatures you’re bound to encounter.
Set aside some time to hit the beach that bears the name of the town. Newport Beach and its pier are the perfect places to hang out and enjoy sun and fun. There’s seating along the pier to relax and enjoy the scenery. Walk to the end and back for some exercise or pack a picnic to enjoy on the sand.
As with any coastal town, the sand and water activities are endless in Newport Beach. Carefree Boat Club offers gear for the water activity of your choice. Fishing, snorkel, and SCUBA gear is available for undersea adventures, and wakeboarding, stand up paddleboarding, surfing, and other above-water activities are available too.
Lido Marina: Activities in and Around Newport Beach
Have your boating bases covered – along with some others you might not have thought of – with a membership to the Carefree Boat Club. There are locations all across the U.S., including the newest one in Newport Beach. We have the boat you need when you need it. Avoid the hit-and-miss availability of small rental companies, as well as the hassles like storage, maintenance, trailering, covering, cleaning, or extra fees like insurance and mooring that come with owning and transporting your own boat. Reserve a boat at Newport Beach and it will be ready for your use each time you show up at our marina during your reservation period.
Contact us today to book your next great Newport Beach getaway!