Top Adventures in Newport Beach

  • Catch a Sunset at Newport Pier

    Newport Pier is located just south of Huntington Beach at the center of the Balboa Peninsula. Balboa Pier, the more crowded pier of Newport Beach, is nearby to the south. Thanks to the awesome weather of Southern California, there’s no reason this...

  • Hike the Newport Beach Back Bay Trail

    The Newport Beach Back Bay Trail features beautiful wildflowers and is open for use year round. Very minimal elevation gain makes this hike food for all skill levels, but be mindful of the distance. Dogs are allowed on the trail but must be kept o...

    10.1 miles 547 ft gain

  • Stand Up Paddle around Balboa Island, Newport Beach

    Balboa Island, located in Newport Bay, is a fun destination on its own, but add a relaxing SUP to the mix and you’ve got yourself an adventure. There are two ways to get onto island: cross the Marine Avenue Bridge, or take the Balboa Island Ferry ...

  • Bodysurfing and Photography at The Wedge

    Beginning at the east end of the Balboa Peninsula The Wedge's main power house is the Newport Harbor Jetty. When the right south swell hits the jetty it reflects back creating a massive back wash. When the back wash hits an incoming set you have t...

  • Boulder at Pirate's Cove

    This is a great spot for bouldering in Newport Beach, CA with really easy access from the parking lot at Big Corona Beach or street parking above on Ocean Blvd. There are not clear signs to follow, but it is easy to find from the parking lot at Bi...

  • Exploring the Arches at Little Corona del Mar

    Little Corona del Mar Beach is a secluded beach located on Poppy Avenue across Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar. Known as one of the less crowded beaches in the area, this spot is the perfect place to chill for the day or photograph a sunset. You...

  • Hike the Buck Gully Trail

    The trail is relatively narrow with very little shade, so bring extra water and sunscreen. After it rains, a stream runs to the side of the trail. In the spring, hummingbirds and wildflowers are abundant. Dogs are not allowed on this trail.  The B...

    4.5 miles 613 ft gain

  • Spend a Day at the Huntington Beach Pier

    The Huntington Beach Pier is a great spot for a multitude of activities. If you're looking to bodysurf, surf, swim, jog, or just chill, this is the spot for you. There's plenty of a restaurants nearby, making it the perfect weekday/weekend getaway...

  • Explore the Turtle Rock Trail

    The view from the top is amazing, with ocean views to the West and mountain views to the North. This is a great location for a picnic lunch or a sunset picnic dinner. After sunset, the skyline twinkles with city lights.  It is recommended to park ...

    1.6 miles 413 ft gain

  • Enjoy a Sunset Run at Crystal Cove

    This is a favorite evening run. Park in the lot with a state pass, head down the cliff and back, and you'll get an amazing workout.Tip: Time your runs at low tide.

  • Hike-in Primitive Camping at Crystal Cove SP

    Located off of Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach is Crystal Cove State Park. There are three primitive sites located in Crystal Cove: Deer Canyon, Upper Moro, and Lower Moro.The site I stayed at was Lower Moro campground. All three of these si...

  • Hike the El Moro Canyon Trail

    The trail features a waterfall and is open year-round, but is best used in the spring. Remember to bring $15 cash for the parking fee. The Laguna Beach trail is shared by trail runners, mountain bikers, hikers, and the occasional horseback rider. ...

    4 miles 744 ft gain

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