Newport Beach

Newport Beach is a city famous for its lavish lifestyle and beautiful surroundings. Television enthusiasts will recognize the resemblance to the show The O.C., and not just by virtue of its location in Orange County, California. The American city has its share of "beautiful people" often with wealth to spare. Yet it's very possible to enjoy life in Newport Beach amongst the millionaires on a relatively low budget. The area code for all of Newport Beach is 949.

Understand

Climate

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 
Daily highs (°F) 63 63 63 64 66 68 71 72 72 70 67 63
Nightly lows (°F) 50 51 52 55 58 61 64 65 64 60 54 49
Precipitation (in) 2.1 2.6 1.7 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 1.0 1.8

   Data from NOAA (1981-2010)

Get in

By plane

By rail

Metrolink and Amtrak serve Santa Ana, Tustin (Metrolink only), and Irvine. A taxi would probably be the most convenient option. Local OCTA bus routes service Amtrak/Metrolink stations at certain times. Consult the OCTA website for more information.

By car

Take CA Highway 1 or the I-405 freeway to the 55 or 73 freeway south. The former will take you to West Newport and the latter to the east side of the Newport Bay.

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True to its name, any visit to Newport Beach is incomplete without a trip to the beach. The city is nestled on the Pacific Ocean and is a favorite among surfers. The Wedge, at the end of the Balboa Peninsula, is famed for its challenging surf, but Newport's miles of wide beaches offer plenty of room for everyone, except on the busiest summer weekends. There is a concrete boardwalk running along the beach from the east of the Balboa pier to west of the Newport pier.

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Routes through Newport Beach

Long Beach Huntington Beach  N  S  Laguna Beach Dana Point
Anaheim Costa Mesa  N  S  END


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